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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Lifeboat

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# Cork
RNLI brings 15-year-old needing 'urgent medical attention' to mainland Cork
The RNLI crew delivered the teen into the care of the ambulance service and he was then transported to hospital.
# Rescue
Five rescued from fishing vessel in 17-hour operation
The crew got into trouble when the vessel’s nets became entangled in its propellers.
# Concern
Coastguard and RNLI help teen who became "very unwell" during angling trip
The teenager was brought ashore, where she was met by the lifeboat doctor and the ambulance service.
# shetland islands
Photos: 4 confirmed dead after helicopter ditches in North Sea
Fourteen people were rescued after the helicopter crashed into the sea off the Shetland Islands last night.
# Rescue
Pics: Four rescued off Achill after attaching boat to lobster pots to avoid being wrecked
The four were rescued after their boat ran into engine trouble.
# Donegal
Two fishermen rescued after open-top vessel crashes on rocks
The Rescue 118 helicopter was dispatched to the scene, but the men were pulled to safety by a lifeboat after the incident near Malin Head.
# Lifeboat
4 people (and 2 dogs) rescued from Cork boat
The motor cruiser’s engine failed off the west Cork coast this afternoon.
Three anglers rescued after boat capsized off Waterford coast
One man managed to swim to shore and the remaining three were recovered by the Tramore RNLI inshore lifeboat crew.
# Boat
Two "shocked and traumatised" men rescued after boat capsizes
The two men were resuced after their boat collapsed near a pier in Courtmacsherry.
# Lifeboat
Three men recovered from homemade raft off Waterford coast
Tramore RNLI recovered three men who travelled from the Waterford coast, without jackets, on a homemade raft.
# Mayday
All aboard saved after Tall Ship Astrid runs aground off Kinsale
All of the 30 crew members have been rescued, but much of the ship is underwater.
# beara peninsula
Man in his 20s drowns in Castletownbere
It is believed the man may have lost his life in tragic circumstances.
# water safety
Irish Coast Guard warns people to 'stay safe in the water' this summer
There have been 14 deaths by drowning in Irish waters so far this year.
# Rescues
New Castletownbere lifeboat station will speed up rescues
The station and pontoon will see six minutes shaved off the time taken to leave for rescues.
# Lifeboat
25-foot fishing vessel towed to safety in waters off Kinsale
The vessel got into trouble off Howe Strand, near the Old Head of Kinsale, earlier this afternoon.
# Lifeboat
Divers rescued after drifting three miles out to sea at Wexford
The three men had been diving at a popular spot off the Wexford coast when they lost contact with their dive boat.
# Rescue
Five rescued in consecutive call-outs on Lough Derg over weekend
One incident involved a cruiser with a failed engine and the RNLI crew also assisted two people who abandoned ship after it began to sink.
# Death
Fisherman dies off Kinsale coast
It is believed that the man’s injuries related to an accident with the trawling wires aboard the vessel.
# Canary Islands
Five killed in Canary island lifeboat accident
Five people were killed when a lifeboat fell from a cruise liner during a safety drill while it was docked in the Canary Islands.
# Rescue
Two fishermen rescued after vessel ran aground off Dunmore East
Lifeboats were launched at lunchtime after the 10 metre fishing boat grounded 50 metres from the shore.
# Brrrr
Swimmers brave the sea to raise money for Ballycotton Lifeboat
Up to 20 brave swimmers took to the water to raise funds for the volunteer-run lifeboat service.
# Rescue
Woman and her dog rescued from freezing water at Wexford harbour
The woman went into the water to save her dog Holly but couldn’t climb back out because of the temperature.
# Rescue
Five rescued from fishing boat after engine failure
The rescue operation took nine hours off the coast of Donegal.
# sea
New iPhone app from Coast Guard could ‘save lives’
The app will allow anyone going out to sea, whether it is professionally or for leisure or sport, to let the Coast Guard know in advance.
# Lifeboat
Ballycotton lifeboat called out to fishing vessel
The boat was taking in water and the lifeboat was called to help the two men on board.
# Sligo
Lifeboats make two rescues in Sligo in three days
Two people were rescued from a 31ft Norwegian yacht in Sligo Bay on Saturday, while a trapped walker was rescued from the coast near Mullaghmore this afternoon.
# Rescue
Three German tourists rescued from Lough Ree cruiser
The RNLI, Lough Ree Rescue, Athlone Sub Aqua Club and the Coast Guard launched the mission yesterday evening.
# Tragedy
Two bodies found in Clare coast search
Small boat had been reported missing last night when it failed to return to Quilty. Bodies of two men were found after midday today.
# Search
Search on for missing fishermen in Co Clare
The search is on after a fishing boat didn’t return back to land today. Meanwhile, a boat has overturned in Castletown and one person is missing.
# Rescue
Lifeboat called to assist French yacht
The Crosshaven Lifeboat was called to assist the vessel with two people on board after it became entangled in an old lobster pot line.
# Rescue
Teen kayakers rescued from cave
Meanwhile, a man who fell 50ft from McGillycuddy Reeks was also rescued and brought to hospital.
# Lough Derg
Post mortem to be carried out on body found in Lough Derg
The man’s body was found in the water on Friday night following a search operation.
# Search
Abandoned upturned boat found on Lough Derg
A rescue team is searching the area for any survivors.
# Rescue
Man pulled from sea in Cork after being spotted through telescope
The man got into difficulties on the water off Cobh when he was spotted by a person using a telescope a mile away.
Three lifeboat operations see 20 people rescued over weekend
It was a busy weekend at sea for the RNLI and Irish Coast Guard.
# Cork
Lifeboat called after vessel gets into difficulty off southeast Cork
The Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat was called after a vessel carrying four people began to take in water off the southeast coast of Cork.
# heroic resc-ewe
In pictures: Lifeboat crew scale cliff to rescue sheep in Cork
It was a baa-d situation… but it ended happily.
# Rescue
Three teenagers rescued by RNLI lifeboat on Lough Derg
The teenagers had been sailing a dinghy when harsh wind conditions drove the vessel onto rocks.
# Lifeboat
Crosshaven RNLI called to rescue struggling kayakers
Three officers from the RNLI service at Crosshaven, Co Cork are called to rescue struggling kayakers in poor conditions in Cork.
Column: ‘You’d often know the people you’d be going out for’
From receiving an alert, Joefy Murphy and his crew can launch a lifeboat in eight minutes. He explains why the danger and the lack of sleep haven’t stopped him yet.