Archives for Shouts (108)

Baltimore Lifeboats tow a boat to safety.

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Published on: June 11, 2013

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.

Disabled Fishing Boat near Sherkin Island

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Published on: June 11, 2013

Both RNLI Baltimore lifeboats were called to assist a disabled fishing boat at 18:19 this evening 11th June. The Hardy 20 half decker with 2 persons on board was departing Sherkin Island when they experienced engine failure. The disabled vessel drifted onto Garrison point due to south easterly winds. When the all weather lifeboat arrived on scene one of the fishing crew had jumped onto rocks ashore in an attempt to keep the boat off the rocks in a dangerous surge.

Coxswain Aidan Bushe took the vessel in tow and brought her to safe moorings while the inshore lifeboat stood by. Once the boat had been secured the inshore life boat returned the 2 adult men to the safety of shore.

On board the all weather lifeboat were Coxswain Aidan Bushe, mechanic Jerry Smith, Brendan Cottrell, Sean McCarthy, Pat Collins, John O’Flynn and Ronnie Carthy

On board the inshore lifeboat were Helm Kieran Collins and crew John McDonagh and Shane Sweeney

Video of Shout to Yacht disabled near Mizen Head

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Published on: June 2, 2013

Yacht adrift near Mizen Head

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Published on: June 2, 2013

RNLI Baltimore all weather lifeboat was launched today Sunday June 2nd to assist a yacht in difficulty 1 mile south of Mizen Head in West Cork.

The 32 ft yacht with 4 persons on board had been propped by a pot buoy immobilising her in the water.

The alarm was raised at 10:41. The lifeboat Alan Massey was launched minutes later. The lifeboat proceeded to Broe Head to rendezvous with the distressed vessel.

A local RIB who had commenced towing passed the tow to the lifeboat and the yacht was then taken by the lifeboat to the safety of Crookhaven Pier.

This is the second shout this week for the lifeboat. Last Thursday three men without life jackets were rescued when their punt overturned near Horse Island.

On board were: Coxswain Kieran Cotter, Mechanic Jerry Smith, Pat Collins, Simon Duggan, Brian McSweeney, and father and son Anthony & Ger Sheehy.

Three rescued from water

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Published on: May 29, 2013

Baltimore RNLI lifeboats responded to an emergency in the Ballydehob area this evening 29th May 2013. The alarm was raised at 17.45 and both the all-weather and inshore lifeboats responded immediately. A kayaker had reported persons in the water between Horse Island and Audley cove. The ILB helmed by Michael [...]

Severe weather in Baltimore Harbour

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Published on: April 18, 2013

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 [...]

False Alarm Flares

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Published on: March 17, 2013

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 search & recovery

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Published on: March 6, 2013

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 search for missing fisherman

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Published on: February 12, 2013

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 Lifeboat lands casualty at Baltimore.

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Published on: January 1, 2013

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 [...]

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