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#rescue 116

# rescue-116 - Thursday 2 June, 2022

Father of Captain Dara Fitzpatrick 'relieved' following inquest ruling
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

Father of Captain Dara Fitzpatrick 'relieved' following inquest ruling

Jun 2nd 2022, 10:33 PM 28,220 Views 7 Comments

The jury at the inquest into the deaths of Capt Fitzpatrick and the three other crew in the Rescue 116 helicopter crash recorded verdicts of accidental death today.

Rescue 116: Inquest records verdicts of accidental death for four-person Irish Coast Guard crew
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

Rescue 116: Inquest records verdicts of accidental death for four-person Irish Coast Guard crew

Jun 2nd 2022, 1:20 PM 25,683 Views 12 Comments

The Rescue 116 helicopter crashed off Co Mayo in March 2017.

# rescue-116 - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

R116 helicopter crash deaths inquest hears visibility was ‘very poor and dense’
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

R116 helicopter crash deaths inquest hears visibility was ‘very poor and dense’

Updated Jun 1st 2022, 2:40 PM 15,452 Views 0 Comments

The inquest, in Belmullet, heard how visibility dropped fast in the area moments before the R116 crew were due to land at Blacksod to refuel.

# rescue-116 - Saturday 6 November, 2021

Father of crashed helicopter pilot criticises failure to address safety concerns
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

Father of crashed helicopter pilot criticises failure to address safety concerns

Nov 6th 2021, 6:36 PM 23,441 Views 0 Comments

Captain Dara Fitzpatrick, Captain Mark Duffy, winchmen Paul Ormsby and Ciaran Smith died in the 2017 crash.

# rescue-116 - Friday 5 November, 2021

Timeline: The final mission of the crew of Rescue 116
# Last Moments
# Last Moments

Timeline: The final mission of the crew of Rescue 116

Nov 5th 2021, 5:25 PM 21,136 Views 15 Comments

The crew had been tasked with providing ‘top cover’ as the Sligo helicopter conducted a long-range mission.

Family of Rescue 116 pilot say crew 'badly let down' by rescue service operator
# CHC Ireland
# CHC Ireland

Family of Rescue 116 pilot say crew 'badly let down' by rescue service operator

Nov 5th 2021, 12:56 PM 28,926 Views 13 Comments

The Fitzpatrick family said “many failings” by CHC Ireland contributed to the tragedy.

Rescue 116: Final report finds 12 contributory factors leading to fatal 2017 crash
# R116
# R116

Rescue 116: Final report finds 12 contributory factors leading to fatal 2017 crash

Updated Nov 5th 2021, 10:12 AM 53,425 Views 0 Comments
  • Rescue 116 went down in March 2017 with four crew onboard while preparing to refuel at Blacksod, Co Mayo.
  • The AAIU has published its final report into the crash today following a lengthy investigation and review.
  • The report said there was "serious and important weaknesses" with how the helicopter operator managed risk mitigation.

# rescue-116 - Monday 23 August, 2021

Sailor rescued after being reported missing from container ship off Wicklow coast
# RNLI
# RNLI

Sailor rescued after being reported missing from container ship off Wicklow coast

Aug 23rd 2021, 9:42 AM 15,732 Views 8 Comments

The Wicklow RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 10pm last night to attend the scene.

# rescue-116 - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Coast Guard rescue man who spent 10 hours in water off Co Louth
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

Coast Guard rescue man who spent 10 hours in water off Co Louth

Jul 27th 2021, 12:08 PM 20,453 Views 8 Comments

The man is expected to make a full recovery.

# rescue-116 - Friday 13 March, 2020

'We are ok, but just ok': Coast Guard pays tribute to victims of R116 on third anniversary
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

'We are ok, but just ok': Coast Guard pays tribute to victims of R116 on third anniversary

Mar 13th 2020, 10:51 PM 62,726 Views 36 Comments

Four crew members lost their lives in the crash three years ago this week.

# rescue-116 - Monday 30 December, 2019

Reform is still needed nearly three years after Rescue 116 crash, warns pilots' group
# Warning
# Warning

Reform is still needed nearly three years after Rescue 116 crash, warns pilots' group

Dec 30th 2019, 1:33 PM 10,862 Views 13 Comments

The factors that led to a fatal helicopter crash off the Mayo coast in 2017 still exist, a pilots’ organisation has warned.

# rescue-116 - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Coast Guard helicopter airlifts diver who got into difficulty at the wreck of the Lusitania
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

Coast Guard helicopter airlifts diver who got into difficulty at the wreck of the Lusitania

Aug 8th 2019, 2:48 PM 21,079 Views 19 Comments

The diver is receiving treatment at Galway University Hospital.

# rescue-116 - Friday 19 July, 2019

'It's vital that we learn the lessons from tragic accidents': Ireland to get a new search and rescue plan
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

'It's vital that we learn the lessons from tragic accidents': Ireland to get a new search and rescue plan

Jul 19th 2019, 2:08 PM 14,671 Views 17 Comments

The new framework will be phased in over the next 18 months.

# rescue-116 - Monday 15 July, 2019

Man rescued after boat capsizes off coast of south Dublin
# Dalkey
# Dalkey

Man rescued after boat capsizes off coast of south Dublin

Jul 15th 2019, 10:21 PM 23,058 Views 10 Comments

The incident happened at around 4pm today.

# rescue-116 - Saturday 20 April, 2019

Man airlifted to hospital after collapsing while walking on Carlingford mountain
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

Man airlifted to hospital after collapsing while walking on Carlingford mountain

Apr 20th 2019, 3:00 PM 18,064 Views 3 Comments

Emergency services were alerted to the incident at midday.

# rescue-116 - Thursday 14 March, 2019

'We will never forget': Tributes paid to Rescue 116 victims on second anniversary of crash
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

'We will never forget': Tributes paid to Rescue 116 victims on second anniversary of crash

Mar 14th 2019, 2:11 PM 13,248 Views 5 Comments

Four people lost their lives after Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 went down on 14 March 2017.

# rescue-116 - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

'She'd be so proud of her little boy': Dara Fitzpatrick's sister on life two years after Rescue 116 disaster
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

'She'd be so proud of her little boy': Dara Fitzpatrick's sister on life two years after Rescue 116 disaster

Mar 13th 2019, 7:06 PM 35,730 Views 10 Comments

Tomorrow marks two years since the crash.

# rescue-116 - Friday 2 November, 2018

Rescue 116 called to assist Norwegian plane land at Dublin Airport
# Emergency Landing
# Emergency Landing

Rescue 116 called to assist Norwegian plane land at Dublin Airport

Nov 2nd 2018, 5:33 PM 90,677 Views 39 Comments

The aircraft’s crew reported a technical issue on its approach to Dublin this afternoon.

# rescue-116 - Friday 21 September, 2018

'Confusion and conflicts of interest' found among agencies who oversee Irish search and rescue operations
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

'Confusion and conflicts of interest' found among agencies who oversee Irish search and rescue operations

Sep 21st 2018, 1:13 PM 11,704 Views 10 Comments

The review was commissioned following the fatal crash of Rescue 116 last year.

# rescue-116 - Sunday 9 September, 2018

12-year-old boy winched to safety after falling while jumping rocks in south Dublin
# Bullock Harbour
# Bullock Harbour

12-year-old boy winched to safety after falling while jumping rocks in south Dublin

Sep 9th 2018, 7:29 PM 31,203 Views 4 Comments

The incident was first reported to emergency services just before 5pm.

# rescue-116 - Monday 16 July, 2018

Life jacket and helmet from Rescue 116 discovered by fisherman
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Life jacket and helmet from Rescue 116 discovered by fisherman

Jul 16th 2018, 1:08 PM 37,121 Views 2 Comments

The items were discovered by a fisherman one nautical miles off Achill Island.

# rescue-116 - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Catherine Corless, Rescue 116 crew and Vera Twomey among People of the Year
# Rehab
# Rehab

Catherine Corless, Rescue 116 crew and Vera Twomey among People of the Year

Apr 15th 2018, 9:33 PM 25,119 Views 13 Comments

The Awards aim to recognise the achievements of the country’s everyday heroes.

# rescue-116 - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

'Forever remembered for the sacrifice they made': Rescue 116 crew honoured in Mayo
# One Year On
# One Year On

'Forever remembered for the sacrifice they made': Rescue 116 crew honoured in Mayo

Mar 14th 2018, 5:45 PM 16,772 Views 14 Comments

Four crew members died when the Irish Coast Guard helicopter crashed this day last year.

# rescue-116 - Friday 29 December, 2017

Coast Guard says it's mindful of 'devastating pain and loss' felt by families of Rescue 116 crew
# Tribute
# Tribute

Coast Guard says it's mindful of 'devastating pain and loss' felt by families of Rescue 116 crew

Dec 29th 2017, 5:54 PM 8,474 Views 18 Comments

In its year in review, the Coast Guard said it saved the lives of 335 people throughout the year.

# rescue-116 - Monday 11 December, 2017

'A lovely gesture': New helicopter named after Captain Dara Fitzpatrick
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

'A lovely gesture': New helicopter named after Captain Dara Fitzpatrick

Dec 11th 2017, 10:42 AM 21,709 Views 23 Comments

Fitzpatrick’s sister Niamh said the family had been touched by the offer from Heli Operations.

# rescue-116 - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Serious concerns about safety raised as long as five years before Rescue 116 crash
# Lifejackets
# Lifejackets

Serious concerns about safety raised as long as five years before Rescue 116 crash

Oct 26th 2017, 10:15 PM 12,705 Views 42 Comments

A report on RTÉ’s Prime Time highlighted issues with the lifejackets and navigation systems onboard the helicopters used.

# rescue-116 - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Helmet and lifejacket found washed up belonged to Rescue 116 winchman Ciarán Smith
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

Helmet and lifejacket found washed up belonged to Rescue 116 winchman Ciarán Smith

Oct 3rd 2017, 8:01 AM 17,821 Views 8 Comments

Rescue 116 went down in March with four crew onboard while preparing to refuel at Blacksod, Co Mayo.

# rescue-116 - Sunday 1 October, 2017

Helmet and lifejacket found on Mayo shore
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

Helmet and lifejacket found on Mayo shore

Oct 1st 2017, 7:02 PM 29,068 Views 7 Comments

Investigations are being carried out to determine whether the items belong to a missing Rescue 116 crewmember.

# rescue-116 - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Searches resume for missing Rescue 116 crew members
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Searches resume for missing Rescue 116 crew members

Jul 18th 2017, 8:10 AM 9,104 Views 4 Comments

Searches had been due to resume over the weekend but were postponed due to bad conditions.

# rescue-116 - Monday 17 July, 2017

Search for two remaining Rescue 116 crewmen to resume today
# Mayo
# Mayo

Search for two remaining Rescue 116 crewmen to resume today

Jul 17th 2017, 7:37 AM 9,296 Views 12 Comments

Garda divers will be on hand to conduct dives as they are needed.

# rescue-116 - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Search for missing Rescue 116 crew members postponed until Monday due to bad weather
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

Search for missing Rescue 116 crew members postponed until Monday due to bad weather

Jul 15th 2017, 1:51 PM 11,522 Views 37 Comments

Strong winds, a high sea level and poor visibility made it too unsafe for the operation to commence.

# rescue-116 - Friday 14 July, 2017

Favourable weather conditions to aid fresh search for missing Rescue 116 crew members
# Garda Divers
# Garda Divers

Favourable weather conditions to aid fresh search for missing Rescue 116 crew members

Jul 14th 2017, 10:36 PM 16,849 Views 21 Comments

Last night, RTÉ’s Prime Time reported that concerns over onboard mapping systems had been flagged four years ago.

# rescue-116 - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Pilot flagged concerns that island was not on mapping system 4 years before Rescue 116 crash
# Search And Rescue
# Search And Rescue

Pilot flagged concerns that island was not on mapping system 4 years before Rescue 116 crash

Jul 13th 2017, 10:15 PM 27,444 Views 34 Comments

A report on RTÉ’s Prime Time detailed a series of emails between pilots and the search and rescue operator in 2013.

# rescue-116 - Saturday 1 July, 2017

'You're just smashed by this train' - Rescue 116 families speak of their loss
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

'You're just smashed by this train' - Rescue 116 families speak of their loss

Jul 1st 2017, 2:36 PM 32,792 Views 6 Comments

Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 disappeared off the north coast of Mayo after providing communications cover for a medical rescue in March of this year.

# rescue-116 - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Three rescued after yacht sinks off Wexford coast
# Saltee Islands
# Saltee Islands

Three rescued after yacht sinks off Wexford coast

Jun 4th 2017, 1:21 PM 14,684 Views 7 Comments

No-one was injured in the incident.

# rescue-116 - Sunday 28 May, 2017

'A local man. A hero. A friend' -Locals plan lasting memorial for missing Coast Guard crewman
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

'A local man. A hero. A friend' -Locals plan lasting memorial for missing Coast Guard crewman

May 28th 2017, 8:30 AM 17,614 Views 5 Comments

A memorial plaque will be unveiled for Rescue 116′s Paul Ormsby in his home town of Ballyfermot.

# rescue-116 - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

While training last night, the Coast Guard was called to help tourists adrift near Sandymount beach
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

While training last night, the Coast Guard was called to help tourists adrift near Sandymount beach

May 24th 2017, 7:09 AM 18,900 Views 16 Comments

The two Finnish tourists were uninjured.

# rescue-116 - Thursday 13 April, 2017

'We're gone': Final words of R116 crew released in preliminary report
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

'We're gone': Final words of R116 crew released in preliminary report

Apr 13th 2017, 8:37 PM 159,204 Views 196 Comments

The preliminary report recommends a review of “all route guides in use by its Search and Rescue helicopters in Ireland”.

# rescue-116 - Monday 10 April, 2017

Volunteers involved in search for Rescue 116 crewmen 'disgusted' to be charged toll
# Blacksod
# Blacksod

Volunteers involved in search for Rescue 116 crewmen 'disgusted' to be charged toll

Apr 10th 2017, 5:19 PM 45,872 Views 37 Comments

Carrick River Rescue claimed they were stopped and charged on the M7 toll after taking part in Rescue 116 search.

# rescue-116 - Sunday 9 April, 2017

Massive search fails to find Rescue 116 crewmen
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

Massive search fails to find Rescue 116 crewmen

Apr 9th 2017, 10:47 AM 14,106 Views 9 Comments

Over 100 boats took to the waters on the northwest coast yesterday.

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