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ALB launched to assist disabled yacht

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Published on: May 21, 2012

At 20:02 this evening, Valentia Coastguard raised an alarm concerning a yacht disabled 5 miles South of Mizen Head. The Tamar class all weather lifeboat Alan Massey was launched to give assistance to the 35ft yacht and is currently en route to the stricken vessel. Although weather conditions are good, [...]

Baltimore Inshore lifeboat launched.

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Published on: May 17, 2012

The inshore lifeboat pagers sounded today at 1318 hrs, the boat was tasked to go to a vessel involved in a man overboard incident. A crewman was airlifted but his boat was still adrift and coast guard wanted it to be recovered. The inshore lifeboat ‘Bessie’ with Youen Jacob helm [...]

Lifeboat crew save a stranded sheep.

This evening the crew of Baltimore Inshore RNLI Lifeboat ‘Bessie’ carried out an unusual rescue. A sheep belonging to a local farmer had been trapped on a ledge close to sea level, several attempts over the two previous days had failed to reach the sheep. After consultation with station personnel it was decided that once there was a break in the bad weather that the lifeboat would make an attempt to reach the stranded sheep. At 7.30pm Baltimore’s Inshore Lifeboat launched under helm Youen Jacob and crewed by Ronan Callanan and Tadhg Collins, and after two days on the ledge the sheep was brought safely to shore.

Medical Evacuation Complete

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Published on: April 13, 2012

The Maersk Tanker Clarisa, en route from Milford Haven to New York, diverted course to rendezvous with the all weather lifeboat Alan Massey, South of Cape Clear Island early this evening. A 20 year old male crewman was in urgent need of medical assistance following an accident on board. Coxwain Kieran Cotter manouevred the Tamar class lifeboat alongside the 29,000 tonne oil tanker while it was still moving to transfer the injured seaman to safety. The lifeboat which is capable of speeds of up to 25 knots returned to Baltimore Pier where medical attention was offered to the seaman.

On board the lifeboat were Coxswain Kieran Cotter, Mechanic Cathal Cottrell, Pat Collins, Ger Sheehy, Diarmuid Collins, John O’Flynn and Brendan Cottrell.

Medical Evacuation from Tanker

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Published on: April 13, 2012

At 18:22 this evening Baltimore Lifeboat was asked to go to the assistance of a merchant seaman in urgent need of medical attention on board the Tanker Clarisa. The tanker was 4.8 nautical miles SW of Cape Clear at the time of the alert.

All Home All Safe

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Published on: April 7, 2012

A dive boat Barramundi with 8 people on board experienced engine failure near the Kedges rock outside Baltimore Harbour this morning. The alarm was raised at 12:25 and within minutes Helmsman Youen Jacob with crew Mícheál Cottrell and Ronan Callanan were on their way in the ILB Bessie to offer assistance. They found the 6.5 metre Ribcraft at anchor 100 yards off the Kedges. The divers had not yet commenced diving when their engine broke down. The divers had then thrown out an anchor to avoid being pushed onto the rocks nearby. The lifeboat crew secured the RIB and towed her back into the safety of Baltimore Harbour. All were returned safe to dry land within an hour of the bleepers going off.

Inshore Lifeboat continues with search efforts in Glandore

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Published on: February 4, 2012

Helm Kieran Collins with John McDonagh & Paul O’Driscoll launched the ILB Bessie at 08:00 this morning to join in the search at Glandore Harbour following the sinking of the Tit Bonhomme on 15th January last. Both the ILB and ALB have spent many hours searching the shore line from [...]

Hilda Jarrett continues search efforts in Glandore

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Published on: January 24, 2012

The all weather lifeboat Hilda Jarrett put to sea again today. In possibly one of her last services at Baltimore lifeboat station, the lifeboat continued to support search efforts in Glandore after the sinking of Tit Bonhomme on January 15th last. On board were Coxswain Aidan Bushe, relief mechanic Barry [...]

Inshore Lifeboat carries on with search

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Published on: January 21, 2012

The inshore lifeboat Bessie departed Baltimore at 07:45 this morning to join in continued efforts to find the three remaining missing fishermen from the Tit Bonhomme. Helm Kieran Collins with crew Tadhg Collins & Diarmuid Collins are on board the Atlantic 75 RIB . Baltimore lifeboat will work under the [...]

Search continues in Glandore

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Published on: January 18, 2012

The Hilda Jarrett was involved again in another search of the Glandore Harbour area yesterday Tuesday 17th January. Launching at 1pm Coxswain Kieran Cotter proceeded to Castlehaven to commence a coastal search stretching east to Duneen Head. Weather conditions were poor with a 3 metre onshore swell. The lifeboat returned [...]

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