While on a joint lifeboat exercise this evening, the Coastguard tasked Baltimore Lifeboat to carry out a medical evacuation of an elderly male from Cape Clear Island. On arrival in Cape Clear the all weather lifeboat crew assisted with the air lifting of the casualty from Cape Clear emergency helicopter landing pad. Meanwhile the ILB brought Lifeboat Medical Advisor, Dr Don Creagh, to the slip near the helipad to further assess the casualty’s condition.
On board the all weather lifeboat, Alan Massey, Coxswain Brendan Cottrell, Mechanic Cathal Cottrell, Ronnie Carthy, Brian Mcsweeney, John Rochford, Jerry Smith and Eoin Ryan
On board the inshore lifeboat, Bessie, Helm John Kearney, Ger O’Brien and Ryan O’Mahony
The new Baltimore Tamar class lifeboat visited Castlehaven today. Coxswain Kieran Cotter is pictured on the pier with proud local fundraisers who have been recognised by the RNLI for their outstanding support.
We comfortably did Courtmac to Castletown in 3 hours!
Baltimores new Tamar Alan Massey arrived in Courtmacsherry at 11.30 today
Intensive training continues at Baltimore lifeboat station to bring the crew up to full competency levels before the Alan Massey enters service