Maritime

“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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Coast Guard, RNLI and Irish Water Safety caution those engaged in recreational activities around water

30 May 2016

The Irish Coast Guard, the RNLI and Irish Water Safety advise caution to those engaged in recreational activities in or near water during the current spell of good weather and throughout the summer months.

There has been a significant rise in maritime recreational incidents over the weekend due to the good weather.

At this time of the year as the secondary school term comes to a close and the fine weather is upon us, members of the public are urged to take care when engaging in aquatic activities.

Body recovered off Co.Clare coast

Friday 20 May 2016

The Doolin Coast Guard unit have recovered the body of a male in an area known as Doonacore Bay, south of Doolin Point in Co.Clare. The body was initially spotted shortly after 8am this morning by members of the Doolin Coast Guard team, who were conducting a shore line search. The body was subsequently recovered by a RIB operated by the team. The remains will be transferred to Ennis General Hospital for post mortem and formal identification.

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