Baltimore RNLI Tamar class Lifeboat Alan Massey launched tonight to go to the assistance of a fishing vessel which ran aground in Glandore Harbour. The Lifeboat was tasked at 2125 and arrived in Glandore Harbour where the Union Hall Inshore Lifeboat was evacuating the crew from the stricken vessel. The [...]
Sisters Yvonne O’Keeffe & Gillian O’Sullivan are running in the Dublin Marathon on 26th October and have set up a charity page to hopefully make a few bob for the RNLI Baltimore Lifeboat Station – a cause very close to their hearts. Any donations small or large would be greatly appreciated so just click on the link if you would like to support.
Annual RNLI BBQ on Saturday 12th September 1pm hosted by Sallyanne and Derry Clarke at Murphy’s Pub, Sherkin Island. Adults €25 and Kids €15. A great day out, not to be missed!
A rescue operation took place in what must have been record time this evening 19 August. Bleepers went off at 18:19 after a 7 metre motor Boat with 2 adults on board went aground on rocks opposite the station house. The boat had suffered engine failure and had drifted onto rocks in flat calm weather conditions. The inshore lifeboat launched at 18:27 passed a tow to the motor boat at 18:28, put the boat back on her own mooring at 18:32 and then returned to station at 18:42. On board the ILB were Helm Kieran Collins with crew Jerry Smith & Diarmuid Collins.
Free RNLI Lifejacket Clinic at Baltimore Sailing Club next Saturday August 22nd 12.00 to 17.00 all welcome
Tragedy was averted this evening 3rd August after a RIB with 5 persons onboard called for assistance. The alert that a RIB was adrift in the Gascannane Sound off Sherkin Island came at 18:24. Later this was revised to a position 100 metres off rocks East of Schull Harbour. The all weather lifeboat was launched with a crew of 7 on board at 18:32. Weather conditions at the time were as follows; West South West Winds Force 6-7, Sea State – Rough The stricken RIB had put out an anchor to try and hold her position but it was not holding. The lifeboat advised putting out as much rope as possible to try & secure the anchor. The lifeboat also used VHF direction finding to locate the RIB.Schull Inshore Rescue were first on scene at Coosheen point East of Schull Harbour. They established a tow with the 8 metre blue and orange RIB. Baltimore Lifeboat arrived minutes later at 18:51 and stood by to support the tow back into Schull.On board were Kieran Cotter Coxswain, Jerry Smith Mechanic, Brendan Cottrell, Jim Baker, Colin Whooley, Don Donovan and Pat Collins
The last seven days have proved to be a busy time for Baltimore Lifeboats, with six callouts during the period. Baltimore all-weather lifeboat was called upon four times, to perform services that included, a MEDIVAC from Sherkin Island when a youth suffered injuries from a fall, to assist yachts in [...]
The lifeboat carried out a medical evacuation from Sherkin Island this morning 18 July. The call for assistance came at 11:09. The lifeboat proceeded directly to the pontoon in Sherkin and a medical team were sent ashore to do a medical assessment. A woman was stretchered aboard the lifeboat and was passed into the care of the ambulance service at Baltimore.
Baltimore Lifeboat was launched at 11.38pm last night 11 July to convey a sick teenager from Cape Clear to Baltimore. The teen who was suffering from an appendicitis was transferred from the Island aboard ‘Alan Massey’ to Baltimore Lifeboat Station, from where an ambulance brought her to hospital in Cork. [...]