Yacht aground between Heir and Cunnamore

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Published on: April 20, 2014

On a sunny Easter Sunday Morning, 20th April 2014, both the all weather lifeboat and inshore lifeboat were called upon to give assistance. A yacht had grounded on rocks at a treacherous stretch between Cunnamore Pier and Heir Island in West Cork on a falling tide. The 35ft yacht had 4 people on board at the time. The yacht was well aground when the lifeboats arrived.

The inshore lifeboat RIB crew went aboard the stricken vessel first. A line was secured to the yacht’s stern and another line to the masthead. Helm Tadhg Collins on the inshore lifeboat RIB pulled on the masthead line, heeling the yacht over to reduce her draught. Then Coxswain Aidan Bushe on the allweather lifeboat towed the yacht astern to release her from the rocks on which she was wedged.The lifeboat established a tow to bring the yacht to safety. There were no injuries. Winds were fresh North North Easterly.

On the allweather lifeboat Coxswain Aidan Bushe, Mechanic Cathal Cottrell, Eoin Ryan, Ronnie Carthy, Brian MacSweeny, Sean McCarthy, Jerry Smith

On the inshore lifeboat Helm Tadhg Collins, John Kearney, Jason Pavry

Medivac from Cape Clear Island

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Published on: April 7, 2014

Baltimore RNLI all weather lifeboat was tasked at 21:02 Sunday 6th April to Cape Clear Island. A child in the care of the Public Health Nurse required urgent medical attention. The lifeboat made best speed to North Harbour where the child was taken on board and brought to a waiting [...]

Sunday Independent feature article on coxswain Kieran Cotter

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Published on: February 7, 2014

The Sunday Independent featured Coxswain Kieran Cotter in it’s Waking Hours column last Sunday 2 February 2014

Screening of SS Alondra Rescue short film

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Published on: February 5, 2014

A screening of the SS Alondra Rescue filmed as part of the Hope in the Great War project will take place in Jacobs on Thursday 6 th February at 9:15pm.

Coxswain Kieran Cotter features in Southern Star

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Published on: January 29, 2014


Coxswain Kieran Cotter features in the Southern Star People in Profile<

RNLI lifeboats in Ireland bring 1,278 people to safety in 2013

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Published on: January 28, 2014

RNLI lifeboats in Ireland launched 1,087 times in 2013 bringing 1,278 people to safety. The figures released by the charity today (Tuesday 28 January) are based on returns of service from all 44 lifeboat stations in Ireland. The statistics show that the majority of last year’s call outs were to [...]

Hope in the Great War – Preview of SS Alondra Film

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Published on: January 24, 2014

The exhibition will be launched in Cromer on 1st February.

Coastal Review Delegation at Station House

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Published on: January 23, 2014


21 January 2014

Baltimore RNLI assist 3 fishermen on 20m trawler

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Published on: January 21, 2014

Baltimore RNLI assisted three crew members on board a 20m fishing trawler which got into difficulty off West Cork late last night (Monday 20 January).

The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat by the Irish Coast Guard at 11.10pm following a report that a 20m trawler had lost steering three quarters of a mile south west of Cape Clear.

The lifeboat under Coxswain Aidan Bushe launched at 11.18pm and made its way to the scene.

The weather at the time was described as blowing force four to five south westerly winds and there was a three metre swell.

Having established a tow line, the lifeboat brought the vessel safely back to Baltimore.

Speaking following the call out, Tom Bushe, Baltimore RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, said: ‘The vessel encountered difficulties late last night when it was dark and the weather conditions were fairly challenging. We were delighted to be able to assist and help the crew bring their vessel to safety’.



Medical Evacuation from Sherkin Island during storm Christine

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Published on: January 6, 2014

Photo courtesy Youen Jacob

Whilst most of the country was taking refuge from storm force winds today the crew of Baltimore Lifeboat were called upon to assist in a medical evacuation from Sherkin Island.

The call for assistance came at 12:23 today when an elderly adult male suffered a badly broken leg.

The all weather lifeboat is designed for severe weather conditions and safely made its way across Baltimore harbour to the Island but considerable seamanship skills were required in the transfer of the stretchered casualty as a consequence of the large draw at Sherkin Pier.

Prior to transfer the man had received medical attention and been strapped to a stretcher immobilising the injured leg.

Coxswain Kieran Cotter brought the injured man ashore at the new RNLI compound at Bull Point in Baltimore. The man was transferred to an ambulance for further medical attention.

All weather lifeboat crew
Coxswain Kieran Cotter, Aidan Bushe mechanic Cathal Cottrell, Jerry Smith Micheal Cottrell, Pat Collins and Tadgh Collins

Shore crew Tom Kelly, Ronnie Carthy Diarmuid Colins and Colin Whooley

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