RNLI Chairman Charles Hunter Pease with Kieran Cotter, Mary Creedon and Peter Crowley visit the Fastnet Rock with Baltimore Lifeboat’s Tamar Alan Massey
After many weeks of planning we are finally ready to roll cameras. The community hall has been transformed into a stage set with drapes and lights. Props have been collected and costumes altered. Tomorrow we begin shooting the film that will relate the story of the SS Alondra rescue through a series of vignettes.
Barbecue in Sherkin at the Islanders Rest Hotel in aid of the RNLI. Chef Derry Clarke of L’Ecrivain restaurant in Dublin in charge. Saturday Sept 14th from 3 til the last ferry. The weather looks good so should be a great day. For more details call 028 20116.
22 August 2013 The attempt by well known open water swimmer Steve Redmond to swim from Ireland to Wales ended in the early hours of Thursday morning on the advice of his support team, which included medical personnel, after he showed signs of hypothermia just hours into the swim. He [...]
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. [...]
First scheduled six monthly lifting out at Donovans Boatyard Oldcourt for hull cleaning and anode change.
After over 10 hours of searching the all weather lifeboat Alan Massey is still out searching for the diver missing 12 miles offshore at the site of the wreck, SS Minnehaha. Coxswain Aidan Bushe reported that they had been conducting a parallel search in a box whose dimensions are 7 miles by 3 miles. Weather conditions are excellent for searching with good visibility.
The Tamar class lifeboat is a new addition to Baltimore. It has a top speed of 25 knots and range of 250 miles. It is run by a bespoke RNLI solution known as Systems and Information Management System (SIMS). Onboard the lifeboat are Coxswain Aidan Bushe, Cathal Cottrell (mechanic), John Rochford, Shane MacSweeney, Sean McCarthy and Jim Griffiths.
An alarm was raised this afternoon at 16:10 when two adult males were flung into the sea from their RIB. The men had been practicing manouevres in the Harbour when the steering wheel came off and they were thrown overboard. The sea was quite choppy at the time as South-Easterly [...]