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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Coast Guard

This month
January 2023
# Irish Coast Guard
Coast Guard tells volunteers they are now 'explicitly included' under whistleblowing law
It follows several years of disputes within the organisation.
Last month
December 2022
# Rescue
The Irish Coast Guard responded to almost 2,700 incidents this year
The Irish Coast Guard today published its end of year summary of statistics today.
Last year
2022
# Coast Guard
Rescue under way as hundreds of migrants stranded on boat drifting off Crete
The coast guard said passengers on the boat had made a distress call to an emergency number during the night.
# hiking incident
Injured hiker airlifted from mountain in North Clare
The man, who was aged in his 60s, was walking with a group when he suffered a lower leg injury.
# Kerry
Emergency services including Coast Guard helicopter searching for missing climber in Kerry
The missing man, who is in his 60s, was last seen yesterday at 5pm.
# Loop head
Search for diver missing off Co Clare to resume
The man, an experienced caver, is thought to have gone exploring local sea caves in the area.
# water safety
Water safety appeal issued ahead of bank holiday weekend
The Irish Coast Guard, the RNLI and Water Safety Ireland are urging people to stay safe in and on the water or along the coastline.
# water safety
Coast Guard, RNLI and Water Safety Ireland issue joint warning ahead of bank holiday weekend
The organisations are advising people to take care in and on the water or along the coastline.
# Coast Guard
Coast Guard ends search for bodies from capsized boat off Florida
Search teams had earlier recovered five bodies from around 40 people who were on the boat before the operation was called off.
# Coast Guard
39 people missing as capsized boat found near Florida
The agency patrols the waters around Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and the Bahamas.
# Search and Rescue
Coast Guard tender to be amended to maintain current number of search and rescue bases
There are currently four search and rescue bases in Ireland at Dublin, Shannon, Sligo and Waterford.
All time
# Rescues
Coast Guard records 12% increase in callouts over the past year
There was a small reduction in the number of drowning incidents.
# mulvey report
Doolin Coast Guard unit to be reconstituted following fallout from resignations
The unit was stood down last month following the shock resignations of six members.
# Doolin
Government to appoint independent mediator to resolve Doolin Coast Guard unit issues
Six long-serving volunteers confirmed last week they were leaving the Doolin unit with immediate effect.
# Clare
Irish Coast Guard management meet Doolin volunteers following surprise resignations
Six long-serving volunteers resigned unexpectedly yesterday.
# Clare
Doolin Coast Guard unit stood down after shock resignations
Six volunteers in Doolin resigned yesterday.
# mweelrea
Search for missing hiker in Mayo called off following discovery of body
The search for the man had commenced on Monday.
# Kilmurrin Cove
Three kayakers stranded on rocks on Waterford coast rescued by RNLI and Coast Guard helicopter
The group became stranded when a sudden squall capsized one of the kayaks.
# Dundalk
Coast Guard rescue man who spent 10 hours in water off Co Louth
The man is expected to make a full recovery.
# Doonbeg
Three swimmers rescued after getting into difficulty off Doonbeg
The three swimmers got into difficulty shortly after 5pm today.
# Coast Guard
Man rescued by helicopter after getting into difficulty surfing in Clare
The man was taken to University Hospital Limerick.
# Cork
Kinsale RNLI crew rescue man after spotting him in sea during routine training exercise
The Coast Guard’s R115 helicopter also attended and transported the man for further medical attention.
# Kerry
Man (56) dies while climbing Mount Brandon in Kerry
Local coast guard and mountain rescue teams attended the scene this afternoon.
# Rescue
Lifeboat rescues fishing crew from sinking vessel off coast of Wexford
The Irish Coast Guard requested the launch of the RNLI’s Arklow lifeboat at 9.18am on Friday.
# water safety
'Don't assume it's safe': Coast Guard and RNLI issue bank holiday warning
Lots of people will be enjoying Ireland’s coastline over the summer.
# woof day
Dog rescued after falling 100 feet from cliff edge on Howth Head
The dog was reunited with its owners and taken to the vet for treatment.
# Coast Guard
Coast Guard says it aims to resume cliff training as volunteers express safety concerns
Some volunteers have not done a training exercise in months.
# lake michigan
Dozens rescued in US after ice floes break away on Lake Michigan
Ice boats and helicopters were used to reach the people who had been ice fishing in Wisconsin.
# Traffic
Drivers urged to exercise 'extreme caution' due to snow and ice on roads
Very icy conditions have been reported in many areas, particularly on minor roads.
# open water
Irish Coast Guard and RNLI issue water safety plea as callouts to open water swimmers increase
Over the past week, eight separate incidents arose in the Dublin-Wicklow area alone.
# greystones
17-year-old explains how he helped a woman who got into difficulty off Wicklow coast
The Coast Guard had been called before the teen, who has lifeguard training, got into the water.
# Wicklow
Woman rescued by helicopter after getting into difficulty while swimming in Greystones
The Greystones Coast Guard has shared images of the helicopter rescue.
# Coast Guard
'Lucky escape' for pair rescued from cliff at Howth
An adult and a teenager were rescued today at the Howth cliffs.
# WB Yeats
Crew member of ferry missing after overnight search in Irish Sea
The search is being overseen by the HM Coastguard in Holyhead in Wales, but the Irish Coast Guard is providing assistance.
# storm ellen
Coast Guard issues warning about inflatable devices amid high tides
High tides and a storm are expected in the coming days.
# Irish Coast Guard
Local fisherman found missing paddle boarders clinging to lobster pot
The women are now in the care of the HSE.
# co mayo
Body of boy (5) recovered from Lough Mask in Co Mayo during search operation
The child entered the water while out on Lough Mask at around 6.30pm yesterday.
# Wicklow
Girl (16) in serious condition after being pulled from sea in Bray
The girl was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin.
# Bank Holiday Weekend
'Now is not the time to become complacent': Rescue services urge public to avoid water-based exercise
It’s feared that people may become complacent and be tempted to take to the water or visit coastal areas this bank holiday weekend.
# Howth
Coast Guard warns the public to be careful of rising tide while walking along the coast
The Howth Coast Guard station in Dublin responded to three callouts in relation to coastal walkers this week.