Maritime

Coast Guard assist the HSE to complete two patient transfers to UK

Wednesday 27 July 2016

Irish Coast Guard Helicopters (S92 Search and Rescue) have had a busy early morning.  The Waterford based Coast Guard helicopter, following the successful rescue of a lone yachtsman off the Wexford Coast late last evening, subsequently transferred a patient to the UK.  The National Ambulance Service, (National Emergency Operations Centre), requested the assistance of the Coast Guard for the transportation of two separate patients to two different locations in the UK.  The second of these missions was completed by the Dublin based Coast Guard helicopter.

“No Life Jacket? No Excuse.”

1 July 2016

Today the Irish Coast Guard launched their summer safety campaign “No Life Jacket? No Excuse.” This aims to promote the wearing of Life Jackets not just on the water but also at shore related activities like Rock Fishing. 2 out of 5 people who drown don’t intend to be on or in the water. If you fall into the water in Ireland without a Life Jacket you dramatically reduce your chance of making it back out alive.

No Life Jacket?

Time: 1st minute in the water.

Coast Guard cliff team complete difficult mission

Thursday 23 June 2016

A cliff rescue team from the Achill volunteer Coast Guard unit have recovered the body of a young male from a deep blow hole (approx. 65ft) at Dun na mBó*, near Eagle Island. Co. Mayo. The team from Achill were tasked by the Malin Head Rescue Co-Ordination Centre, earlier this afternoon, on the request of An Garda Síochána following reports of a missing person.

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