On the 3rd of October we welcomed two guests John and Sheila Smith to our newly refurbished boathouse at Bull Point, Baltimore. John and Sheila were visiting the station as representatives of benefactors Alec Christopher and Elizabeth Olive Thompson, who bequested money to the RNLI, which was spent on our Station Boathouse redevelopment.
On their arrival John and Sheila were greeted by station management, members of our station fundraising committee, and several crew from both of the Lifeboats based at our station. After lunch, John and Shiela were treated to a tour of the facilities, and of both the inshore and all-weather lifeboats. They greatly impressed the crew and staff with their keen interest and enthusiasm for all that they saw at the station.
At the end of the tour John and Sheila were presented with a framed photo, taken by lifeboat helmsman Youen Jacob, of the newly refurbished boathouse with both lifeboats in their respective holding areas, as a momento of their visit and also as thank you from Baltimore Lifeboat Station.
Thank you John and Sheila for your visit, but also a big thank you to the late Alec Christopher and Elizabeth Olive Thompson for the legacy that they left behind. A legacy that has put a state of the art facility in place in Baltimore, that will undoubtdly aid in the rescue of many.
All associated with Baltimore Lifeboat would like to extend a huge congratulations to Revelin Minihane, and the crew of Team Oracle USA. Revelin is a helm on the Inshore Lifeboat based at the station, and also a crewman on our All weather boat. Revelin has spent years jetting off around [...]
When the Fastnet Race starts in Cowes, Isle of Wight today three Baltimore Lifeboatmen will be on board Anthony O’ Leary’s Kerr 39 ‘Antix’. Station mechanic Cathal Cottrell, Inshore Lifeboat Helm Youen Jacob and Assistant Coxswain Pat Collins are part of the thirteen crew aboard. Best of luck to the [...]
Congratulations to Cathal Cottrell and Youen Jacob of Baltimore Lifeboat Station who recently won the european 1720 sports boat championships, which were held at Kinsale Yacht Club. Cathal Cottrell (on the right, in the photo) is the long serving mechanic of Baltimore Lifeboat. Youen Jacob (on the left of the [...]
Congratulations to Brigit Cotter who was presented with a Gold Badge from the RNLI at their annual awards ceremony at the Barbican theatre in London. The award was presented by HRH the Duke of Kent, in recognition of her voluntary work for the RNLI, and in particular Baltimore Lifeboat Station. [...]
Thursday marked another phase in the near completion of the Baltimore lifeboat boathouse refurbishments. Baltimore ILB (inshore lifeboat) ‘City of Bradford v’ was conducting trials on the slipway at the station. The boat was hauled and launched several times on a purpose built Do-Do trolley, that runs on rails on [...]
Baltimore Lifeboat ‘Alan Massey’ tows a boat to safety, after it suffered engine trouble and went ashore on Sherkin Island. Baltimore ILB (inshore lifeboat) escorts the stricken vessel to assist in putting it on its mooring.
The Baltimore All-weather Lifeboat ‘Alan Massey’, was launched on a MEDEVAC to Cape Clear at 10.10am this morning. A woman had taken ill on the island and the lifeboat was asked to transfer her to the mainland. At 10.55am the lifeboat landed the patient to an ambulance that was waiting on [...]
Baltimore’s All weather Lifeboat was launched at 10.10am on the stations first call out of 2013. The Lifeboat was launched to carry out a MEDEVAC (medical evacuation) from Cape Clear Island.