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Inshore Lifeboat assists with Medical Evacuation in Roaring Water Bay

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Published on: December 11, 2014

The inshore lifeboat was called to give assistance when a medical emergency occurred on board a 75ft fishing vessel in Roaring Water Bay. The two crew on board had been pumping the vessel bilges with a petrol pump when one of them became overcome with fumes and collapsed. The boat [...]

Baltimore Lifeboat in service at Padstow

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Published on: December 7, 2014

Baltimore lifeboat crew on passage to Falmouth were tasked to a search & rescue operation off the N coast of Cornwall. Reports of a missing person in Padstow Harbour lead to a full scale operation coordinated by Falmourh coastguard. The search was called off after 3 hours when it was [...]

Timber sailing vessel on rocks in Crookhaven

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Published on: October 19, 2014

The all weather lfeboat Alan Massey was tasked to go the assistance of a 25ft timber sailing vessel today, Sunday 19th October when a sailing yacht broke her moorings and drifted onto rocks in Crookhaven harbour.

The lifeboat was launched at 13:18 in high winds and a 4 metre swell and proceeded across Roaring Water Bay arriving onscene at 14:02. Coxswain Kieran Cotter directed launch of a small tender, called a Y boat, to go alongside the stricken vessel to carry out an assessment. Crewmen, Ger Sheehy and Tadhg Collins skilfully manouevred the Y boat into position in high winds (force 6-7) placing a pump on board.

After a considerable attempts at pumping it was determined that the pump was not having any effect in displacing water.  Towing the yacht out into the harbour was discounted due to the likelihood of it sinking.  It was decided that salvage from the shore at low tide was the safest option. The lifeboat returned to station in Baltimore at 15:57

On board were ; Coxswain, Kieran Cotter, Mechanic,  Cathal Cottrell and crew Pat Collins  Ronnie Carthy,  Tadhg Collins,   Jerry Smith (navigator) and  Ger Sheehy

Lifeboats tows motor boat adrift off Castlehead

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Published on: September 3, 2014

A 30ft motor boat with 2 people on board experienced engine failure this afternoon. The boat was near Castle Head at the time of the incident. Coxswain Kieran Cotter set out on the all weather lifeboat Alan Massey at 13:09. The lifeboat arrived on scene at 14:11 at which time [...]

30ft fishing boat towed to safety

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Published on: September 2, 2014

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A beautiful sunny Autumn afternoon brought jeopardy for 2 men who had set out fishing. They had been drifting on a 30 ft motor boat off Yokane Point, West of the Stags. When they went to restart the engine it became apparent that a fault had occurred. They called for assistance having established that there was a problem with the filters. The RNLI lifeboat launched at 16:45 within minutes of the alert and arrived at the drifting vessel at 17:10. Coxswain Aidan Bushe went alongside the fishing boat, crewman Kieran Collins established a tow at 17:15. The lifeboat towed the fishing boat to safety arriving Baltimore Harbour 17:50. The motorboat was secured to the pier at 18.05. The lifeboat returned to the station at 18.20 and was ready for service again at 19.00 after essential cleaning and maintenance.

On board were Coxswain Aidan Bushe, mechanic Cathal Cottrell, Brian McSweeney, Sean McCarthy, Kieran Collins, Micheál Cottrell and RNLI staffer Johnny Clooney.

Finally made North Harbour

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Published on: August 17, 2014

We finally reached Cape after going to the assistance of another vessel west of the Catalogues. She was propped on a fishing line so we towed her to a safe place at Heir Island Beach and then carried on to North Harbour. Many thanks to Niamh and her team for [...]

Cape Lifeboat day

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Published on: August 17, 2014

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Cape Clear Lifeboat Day produced a shout once again. While en route to North Harbour the ALB was called to a 45ft yacht  south of cape. The skipper had been struck on the head by the boom.
The casualty was transferred to the lifeboat in the shelter of South Harbour and rushed to Baltimore where medical services were waiting.

Two people found at Castle Island search continues for third.

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Published on: August 14, 2014

Two people were found on the NW corner of Castle Island at 6:15 this morning 14 August. Helm John Kearney and crew Ryan O’Mahony carried out a medical assessment of the man and woman who had scrambled ashore yesterday evening after their boat had capsized, and then the Shannon based Helicopter Rescue 117 took them to Baltimore for further medical attention. The crew of three had left Schull yesterday on a Drascombe Lugger, an 18 ft open sailing boat. The sailors had indicated that they had intended sailing either towards Long Island or towards Rossbrin. The ILB & ALB had commenced searching yesterday evening as darkness fell. The search was stood down after midnight and resumed again at 5:30 am and is continuing in the search for a third person.

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Inshore Lifeboat in search and rescue operation Dunmanus Bay

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Published on: August 1, 2014

Last night at 8pm 31 July 2014 the Inshore Lifeboat was tasked by Valentia Coastguard to assist at a search and rescue operation in Dunmanus Bay. Two casualties and an overturned sailing vessel had been spotted in the water. The ILB had been on exercise off Cape Clear Island and [...]

Medical evacuation from Trawler

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Published on: July 8, 2014

At 1:33am on Tuesday 8th July coastguard services alerted Baltimore Lifeboat to an urgent medical distress call. A fishing vessel with 2 people on board had raised the alarm when one of them had collapsed. As the other fisherman was attending to the casualty he was unable to either haul [...]

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