RNLI lifeboats in Ireland brought over 1,000 people to safety last year. Irish lifeboats from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) launched 939 times in 2012 bringing 1,041 people to safety. The figures are being released by the charity following returns of service from all 44 lifeboat stations in Ireland. [...]
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, skippered by Ian Walker from the UK, rounding the Fastnet Rock on leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race) Volvo Ocean Race
The all weather lifeboat Hilda Jarrett has been tasked to go to Glandore to assist in continued search efforts for 5 missing off the Trawler Tit Bon Homme. The lifeboat will launch at 13:00 today.
Both lifeboats were out again today to join in the search & recovery operation at Glandore. The all weather lifeboat arrived on scene at 08:20 and initially did a circuit of Adams Island. Then crossing over to Goat Head commenced a search of the East side of the Harbour and [...]
The search in Glandore resumes this morning at 8am. Lifeboats from Baltimore wiill join other vessels under the direction of the LE Niamh which assumed on scene command at 15:30 yesterday when she arrived in the harbour.
As darkness approaches the all-weather lifeboat Hilda Jarrett and inshore lifeboat Bessie have been stood down from the search. The lifeboats are returning to base in Baltimore Harbour. Onboard the Hilda Jarrett were Coxswain Kieran Cotter, Jerry Smith, Colin Whooley, Brian McSweeney, Eoin Ryan, Don O’Donovan and Sean McCarthy, all [...]
The crew of the inshore lifeboat RIB Bessie have been searching for casualties since early this morning in Glandore Harbour. Helm John Kearney & crew Tadhg Collins & Jim Baker are now being relieved by an alternate crew. The RIB has been refuelled and will rejoin the search shortly.
15/01/2012 Coxswain Kieran Cotter aboard ALB Hilda Jarrett, confirmed that the search is continuing for casualties after a Union Hall based fishing vessel sank on the west side of Adams Island earlier today. The area is strewn with debris and diesel. The lifeboat is operating in difficult conditions although visibility [...]
15/01/2012 The all weather lifeboat Hilda Jarrett was launched at 6:20 following an alert from Valentia Coastguard that reports had been received of a fishing vessel sinking near Union Hall in West Cork. The lifeboat is conducting a search and rescue operation at the mouth of Glandore Harbour with Courtmacsherry [...]
At 06:11 on Sunday morning the pagers issued an alert to launch ALB Hilda Jarrett. More news to follow as it becomes available.