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# 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 23,374 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 20,906 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 28,795 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 52,966 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 15,689 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 20,399 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 62,441 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 10,838 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 21,044 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 14,661 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 23,037 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 18,048 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 13,200 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 35,425 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 90,653 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 11,675 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 31,105 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 37,074 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 25,090 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 16,722 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 8,447 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 21,620 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 12,682 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 17,772 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 29,040 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 9,088 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 9,281 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 11,508 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 16,829 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 27,415 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 32,771 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 14,669 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 17,539 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 18,879 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 158,544 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 45,757 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 14,077 Views 9 Comments

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

# rescue-116 - Saturday 8 April, 2017

Over 100 boats to search for missing Rescue 116 crew
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

Over 100 boats to search for missing Rescue 116 crew

Apr 8th 2017, 9:08 AM 12,149 Views 6 Comments

It’s thought that local knowledge of tides and currents will be crucial in the search effort.

# rescue-116 - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Major search operation to begin Saturday for missing Rescue 116 crew
# North Mayo
# North Mayo

Major search operation to begin Saturday for missing Rescue 116 crew

Apr 6th 2017, 6:09 PM 15,463 Views 8 Comments

The Coast Guard, the LÉ Ciara and local fishermen will be involved in the search over the weekend.

# rescue-116 - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Wreckage of Rescue 116 brought ashore
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

Wreckage of Rescue 116 brought ashore

Apr 5th 2017, 1:02 PM 28,236 Views 5 Comments

The helicopter crashed three weeks ago while preparing to refuel at Blacksod, County Mayo.

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