Both the inshore lifeboat and all weather lifeboat were launched this evening in response to a request from the coastguard to assist in locating a diver reported missing earlier this afternoon. The diver had been one of a party of three diving at a wreck site 12 miles south of Baltimore Harbour in West Cork. The divers are thought to be of German origin and the dive site, the wreck of the Minnehaha. Weather conditions were excellent with a 1.5 metre swell and force 3-4 winds. The Navy vessel LE Ciara, Coastguard Helicopter 115 and the Holly Joe were all involved in the search. As darkness approached the inshore lifeboat (ILB) was stood down and returned to Baltimore at 21.10 approx. Onboard the B-class ILB Bessie, were Helm Youen Jacob, Shane MacSweeney and Ger O’Brien. On board the Tamar class ALB Alan Massey, were Coxswain Kieran Cotter, Cathal Cottrell (mechanic), John Rochford, Brian MacSweeney, Jerry Smith and Aidan Bushe. The lifeboat will resume searching at 7am tomorrow morning.
- Presentation to Torsten by SheelaghBroderick
17/05/2013 Coxswain Kieran Cotter presents a certificate of service to former crew member Torsten Marten.
- Station Redevelopment by SheelaghBroderick
17/05/2013 First trials of Baltimore ILB on the slip at Bullpoint took place yesterday. The ILB is carriage launched from the slip.
- Rambler 100 Revisited by SheelaghBroderick
Rambler 100—What You Didn’t Know ©2012 Tim McKnight. This article may be re-printed provided that the author is acknowledged and the following legend is added: ‘first published in The Baltimore Community News [Ireland], volume 4: issue 3: Christmas 2012.’ Everyone knows that the racing yacht Rambler 100 lost her keel [...]
- Severe weather in Baltimore Harbour by SheelaghBroderick
The all weather lifeboat was launched in severe weather conditions yesterday 17th April. A local fishing vessel was dragging her mooring towards a rocky shore while a visiting yacht struggled to find shelter or holding ground within the harbour. The lifeboat Alan Massey transferred two crew onto the fishing vessel [...]
- Baltimore Community News Up… by SheelaghBroderick
March 2013 Baltimore Lifeboat station hosted an inter-agency training exercise on Sunday 24th March last. The aim of the exercise, coordinated by Niall Twomey, Civil Defence West Cork, was to provide a focused inter-agency training environment in which all personnel will be able to liaise and standardise operating procedures, to [...]
- False Alarm Flares by SheelaghBroderick
On Sat 16th March two orange flares and one red flare had been reported to the east and south of Goat Island just off the western end of Long Island. Pagers went off at 20:58hrs. Engines started at 21:05 and the ALB proceeded out the north sound and south of the [...]
- Baltimore RNLI assist in se… by SheelaghBroderick
At 1:15 this morning 6 March 2013, assistance was requested in a search for a man missing with a young child. Both the all weather lifeboat and inshore lifeboat were launched and proceeded to Audley Cove, where assistance was given in the recovery of the body of the adult male. [...]
- Lifeboat in extensive searc… by SheelaghBroderick
Baltimore RNLI Lifeboat launched at 05:20 this morning 12 Feb 2013 to participate in a search for a missing Spanish fisherman. The Alan Massey, proceeded to an area 20 miles SW of Mizen Head in West Cork. Alongside the Castletownbere RNLI lifeboat, 2 Irish Naval vessels, Coastguard helicopters, an Irish [...]
- Baltimore station 3rd busie… by admin
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. [...]
- Baltimore Lifeboat lands ca… by Micheal Cottrell
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 [...]