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  • Young child evacuated from Cape Clear Island

    Baltimore RNLI received an an alert from Valentia Coastguard at 09:29 this morning when a young boy in urgent need of medical attention required immediate evacuation from Cape Clear Island.   Coxswain Aidan Bushe along with 5 volunteer...

  • Boat trip claims life in Roaring Water Bay

    The body of a man has been recovered from the water today 14 August. The man was found North of Sherkin Island by the inshore lifeboat and taken to the station at Bullpoint where he was pronounced dead by RNLI Medical Advisor Dr Don Creagh. Sergeant To...

  • Two people found at Castle Island search continues for third.

    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 capsi...

  • RIB adrift 4 miles South of Glandore

    At 20:48 on August 2nd Baltimore the all weather lifeboat was alerted to a RIB adrift 4 miles south of Glandore in West Cork. The lifeboat proceeded to rendezvous with the two young men who had been en route from Cork to Baltimore when their engine fai...

  • Baltimore Lifeboats in Diver search

    RNLI Baltimore Lifeboats were tasked at 9:52 today 02 July 2014 to assist at a dive incident in the Glandore / Castlehaven area. Two divers were reported in difficulty. One of them was recovered unconscious to the dive vessel and was airlifted to hospi...

  • ILB tows Dive RIB to safety in Schull

    The inshore lifeboat was requested to launch at 14:12 today to a 7 meter dive RIB experiencing fuel problems. At the time the RIB was positioned West of the Calf Islands. Helm Tadhg Collins and crew Diarmuid Collins and Jason Pavry towed the RIB to Sch...

  • Medivac from Cape Clear Island

    Baltimore RNLI all weather lifeboat was tasked at 21:02 Sunday 6th April to Cape Clear Island. A child in the care of the Public Health Nurse required urgent medical attention. The lifeboat made best speed to North Harbour where the child was taken on ...

  • Baltimore RNLI assist 3 fishermen on 20m trawler

      Baltimore RNLI assisted three crew members on board a 20m fishing trawler which got into difficulty off West Cork late last night (Monday 20 January). The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat by the ...

  • Medical Evacuation from Sherkin Island during storm Christine

    Photo courtesy Youen Jacob Whilst most of the country was taking refuge from storm force winds today the crew of Baltimore Lifeboat were called upon to assist in a medical evacuation from Sherkin Island. The call for assistance came at 12:23 today ...

  • Baltimore RNLI secure sinking fishing vessel

    7 Sept 2013   A 20 metre steel fishing vessel with two people on board called for assistance at 18:05 this evening whilst making passage from Castletownbere to Kinsale. The vessel was flooding due to problems with sea valves. The Baltimore R...

  • ILB rescues 4 people & 2 dogs

    20 August 2013 The Baltimore RNLI inshore lifeboat went to the assistance of a motor cruiser whose engine failed near Horse Island in West Cork this afternoon. The alarm was raised at 15:05 and within minutes the lifeboat was underway. Helm John Kea...

  • Medical Evacuation from Silver Strand

    The inshore lifeboat carried out a medical evacuation on Wednesday 7 August from Silver Strand, Sherkin Island.

  • Medical Evacuation in Church Strand

    A 3 masted barque called for assistance after a middle aged woman sustained leg injuries following a fall. A local GP went aboard and assessed injuries calling for immediate medical evacuation. The boat was anchored in Church Strand 50 m from the Lifeb...

  • ALB & ILB respond to reported sighting of flares

    31 July 2013 Baltimore RNLI lifeboats were involved in two separate incidents to investigate reported sightings of flares. On Saturday 27 July at 8:17pm, a red flare was reported in the area of Inisbeg. The inshore lifeboat was carriage launched fro...

  • Baltimore RNLI tow yacht with 2 people on board to safety

    26 July 2013 Baltimore RNLI lifeboat was called today at  6:36pm Friday 26 July to assist a yacht in difficulty west of the Stags Rocks near Baltimore Harbour in West Cork. The 30ft yacht had 2 people on board, a man and a woman, when their engine ...

  • Medical Evacuation from Cape Clear

    The Baltimore RNLI all weather lifeboat was called to provide a medical evacuation today 20 July when a young boy on Cape Clear Island with a suspected appendicitis needed immediate medical attention. Coxwain Kieran Cotter and his crew received the cal...

  • 35ft Cruiser in danger of sinking off Crookhaven

    A 35ft cabin cruiser taking on water off Crookhaven called for assistance in the early hours of this morning Monday 15 July 2013. The call for assistance was issued at 01:55 and within minutes the RNLI all weather Lifeboat Alan Massey was under way...

  • Medivac from Yacht in Crookhaven

    At 00:04 on Sunday 14 July a call was received to provide medical assistance for an adult male who had dislocated his shoulder following a previous injury. The man and his wife had been on a 40ft yacht at a mooring in Crookhaven harbour. The Tamar clas...

  • Medical Evacuation from Cape Clear Island

    The all weather lifeboat was called out this afternoon 7th July to medically evacuate a casualty from Cape Clear Island. Following the call for assistance at 14:12 this afternoon, the Alan Massey proceeded to North Harbour on under the direction of...

  • Inshore Lifeboat assists swamped classic wooden dinghy

    08 July 2013

  • Baltimore Lifeboats tow a boat to safety.

    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

    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 dri...

  • Video of Shout to Yacht disabled near Mizen Head

  • Yacht adrift near Mizen Head

    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....

  • Three rescued from water

    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 betwee...

  • Severe weather in Baltimore Harbour

    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 li...

  • False Alarm Flares

    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...

  • Baltimore RNLI assist in search & recovery

    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 t...

  • Lifeboat in extensive search for missing fisherman

    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...

  • Baltimore Lifeboat lands casualty at Baltimore.

    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 patie...

  • First Callout of 2013 for Baltimore Lifeboat

    Baltimore's All weather Lifeboat was launched at 10.10am on the stations first call out of 2013. The Lifeboat was launched to carry out a MEDEVAC (medical evacuation) from Cape Clear Island.

  • Baltimore Lifeboat assists in severe weather conditions

    The all-weather lifeboat launched this evening at 19:50 in severe weather conditions. A lone yachtsman had been reported missing at Rineen as he tried to secure his boat. Coxswain Kieran Cotter and crew Aidan Bushe, Brendan Cottrell, Jerry Smith, John ...

  • Lifeboat in shout to check status of lone offshore yachtsman

    Concerns were raised when a single handed yachtsman lost radio contact with Valentia Coastguard this morning 27/10/2012. The alarm was raised shortly before 8am and soon after the Tamar class all weather lifeboat was making its way toward the last posi...

  • ILB Tows Single Handed Yacht to Safety

    A singlehanded sailor on passage from Falmouth to Baltimore called for assistance as darkness fell last night 21 September 2012. His yacht was at a position West of the Stags when he realised that he would not be able to make landfall alone safely. The...

  • Search Continues For Diver

    04/09/2012 The RNLI all weather lifeboat Alan Massey was launched this morning at 07:00 to assist in the continuing search for the diver reported missing yesterday. Weather conditions are favourable but as the incident happened at a wreck site 12 mil...

  • Baltimore Lifeboats in search for missing diver

    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 wre...

  • Medical Evacuation at Cape Clear Island

    While on a joint lifeboat exercise this evening, the Coastguard tasked Baltimore Lifeboat to carry out a medical evacuation of an elderly male from Cape Clear Island. On arrival in Cape Clear the all weather lifeboat crew assisted with the air lifting ...

  • Yacht Aground with 5 persons on Board

    The inshore lifeboat was again pressed into service this afternoon when a 20ft yacht with 5 persons on board went aground on a falling tide. The alarm was raised at 15:07. Helm Kieran Collins with crew Jason Pavry and Diarmuid Collins proceeded to t...

  • Baltimore RNLI rescue two young kayakers from cave

    Further details have emerged on the dramatic events of last night (Saturday 4 August 2012) and early this morning which saw two young kayakers rescued after they became trapped in Mill Cave, West Cork.  The rescue involved a Baltimore RNLI crewmember ...

  • Double trouble in West Cork

    04/08/2012 A busy bank holiday weekend required the attention of Baltimore Lifeboat in two separate incidents. The first alarm was raised at 19:15 when it was reported that a yacht was in difficulty near Ballydehob. Helm Micheal Cottrell with crew Ron...

  • Motorboat experiences engine difficulties en route from Cape Clear Island to White Hall

    A family outing to Cape Clear Island became a distress call this evening 15th July 2012. The Merry Fisher 6.5 metre motorboat experienced difficulties with her fuel line when en route from Cape Clear Island to White Hall this evening. Taking precaution...

  • ALB & ILB in search near Glandore

    A missing dinghy in Glandore this evening 10th July gave rise to concern that a sailor had not returned safely. The Coastguard raised the alarm at 20:36 and requested that both lifeboats based in Baltimore be launched to initiate a search and rescue op...

  • 60 ft schooner dragging anchor in Crookhaven

    A 60ft schooner with 3 persons on board called for help as she was dragging anchor in Crookhaven today 30 June. The alarm was raised at 15:03 requesting the RNLI Tamar class all weather lifeboat Alan Massey to assist. The lifeboat was within 3 miles o...

  • Disabled yacht towed to Union Hall

    A yacht experiencing engine difficulty 2 miles East of Adams Island near Glandore Harbour, West Cork made a call for assistance as variable wind conditions impeded progress to safety. The alarm was raised at 20:04 this evening Saturday 23 June. With...

  • Lifeboat tasked to medical emergency

    A call for assistance came for a second time today when the bleepers went off at 21:55, this time for the all weather lifeboat. The coastguard had issued a request for an immediate medical evacuation from Sherkin Island. In difficult weather conditi...

  • Baltimore Inshore Lifeboat called out in SE gale.

    With south easterly winds blowing force 7, gusting 8, Baltimore Inshore Lifeboat was launched to assist boats in Baltimore Harbour. A yacht that broke clear of her mooring was driven across the harbour by the high winds and steep seas, until she went a...

  • Baltimore Lifeboat assists grounded fishing trawler.

      Baltimore Lifeboat 'Alan Massey' launched at 2020hrs tonight the 8th of June, to go to the assistance of a grounded fishing trawler. The 'Sceptre' was making it's way down the Ilen River from Oldcourt to Baltimore, when it's propellor became f...

  • ILB in race against time and tide

    The inshore lifeboat was called into action again this afternoon when a yacht making its way down the River Ilen became stuck fast in mud on a falling tide. Fortunately Helmsman Micheal Cottrell with crew Diarmuid Collins and Connor Dempsey got there i...

  • Harbour in Mayhem

    Force 7 easterly winds brought sudden mayhem to Baltimore Harbour this morning when three yachts needed the assistance of the Inshore Lifeboat in quick succession. First a 35ft cruiser with an elderly couple on board had dragged anchor in the Harbour....

  • Disabled yacht in tow and heading for Baltimore

    The disabled yacht has been taken under tow near three castle head. Two people were on board the yacht and are reported safe. A member of the lifeboat crew has been put on board the yacht to assist with the passage back to Baltimore.

  • ALB launched to assist disabled yacht

    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 stri...

  • Baltimore Inshore lifeboat launched.

    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 'Be...

  • 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...

  • Medical Evacuation Complete

    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 ass...

  • Medical Evacuation from Tanker

    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

    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...

  • Inshore Lifeboat continues with search efforts in Glandore

    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 ho...

  • Hilda Jarrett continues search efforts in Glandore

    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...

  • Inshore Lifeboat carries on with search

    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 Atlan...

  • Search continues in Glandore

    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 co...

  • ALB returns to Glandore

    The all weather lifeboat Hilda Jarrett has been tasked to go to Glandore to assist in continued search efforts for 5 missing off the Trawler Tit Bon Homme. The lifeboat will launch at 13:00 today.

  • ALB & ILB crews search

    Both lifeboats were out again today to join in the search & recovery operation at Glandore. The all weather lifeboat arrived on scene at 08:20 and initially did a circuit of Adams Island. Then crossing over to Goat Head commenced a search of the E...

  • Search resumes in Glandore

    The search in Glandore resumes this morning at 8am. Lifeboats from Baltimore wiill join other vessels under the direction of the LE Niamh which assumed on scene command at 15:30 yesterday when she arrived in the harbour.

  • ALB & ILB crews stood down

    As darkness approaches the all-weather lifeboat Hilda Jarrett and inshore lifeboat Bessie have been stood down from the search. The lifeboats are returning to base in Baltimore Harbour. Onboard the Hilda Jarrett were Coxswain Kieran Cotter, Jerry Smith...

  • Refuel & crew change for ILB

    The crew of the inshore lifeboat RIB Bessie have been searching for casualties since early this morning in Glandore Harbour. Helm John Kearney & crew Tadhg Collins & Jim Baker are now being relieved by an alternate crew. The RIB has been refuelled and ...

  • Search Continues

    15/01/2012 Coxswain Kieran Cotter aboard ALB Hilda Jarrett, confirmed that the search is continuing for casualties after a Union Hall based fishing vessel sank on the west side of Adams Island earlier today. The area is strewn with debris and diesel...

  • Search & Rescue operation underway near Glandore Harbour

    15/01/2012 The all weather lifeboat Hilda Jarrett was launched at 6:20 following an alert from Valentia Coastguard that reports had been received of a fishing vessel sinking near Union Hall in West Cork. The lifeboat is conducting a search and rescu...

  • Early morning call

    At 06:11 on Sunday morning the pagers issued an alert to launch ALB Hilda Jarrett. More news to follow as it becomes available.

  • Cape Clear Medical Evacuation

    Date: 07/12/2011 An alarm was raised today at 12:28 pm when a child required medical evacuation from Cape Clear Island. The all weather lifeboat Hilda Jarrett was launched immediately and brought the child to Baltimore pier.

  • Baltimore RNLI in major rescue operation off the Cork coast after Fastnet yacht capsizes

    Date: 15/08/2011 Baltimore RNLI lifeboat crew were involved in a major rescue operation this evening (Monday 15 August 2011) when a 100 ft yacht capsized during the famous Fastnet race with a crew of 21 onboard. Five of the crew were missing whe...

  • Baltimore Lifeboats rapid response saves lives at sea

    Date: 22/06/2011 A Mayday alert prompted the immediate launch of both RNLI lifeboats based in Baltimore to avert a life threatening situation at sea when a 21 ft potting boat with two persons on board was disabled and drifting down on a lee shore in...

  • RNLI West Cork Lifeboats rescue yacht disabled in Gale force conditions

    Date: 12/06/2011 A yacht in distress 28 miles South West of Baltimore called for assistance in the early hours of this morning. The 36ft yacht had left the Azores 11 days previously heading for Kinsale with two Danish men on board in their mid- ...

  • RNLI Baltimore Lifeboat rapid intervenion saves life at sea

    Date: 29/04/2011 The rapid response capability of the RNLI Baltimore inshore lifeboat assuredly averted a catastrophe at sea today, when a young fishermen fell overboard 11 miles South of Baltimore Harbour. Valentia Coastguard alerted the Baltim...

  • RNLI Baltimore all weather lifeboat assists fire fighting efforts on Cape Clear Island

    Date: 18/03/2011 On Friday 18th March, a fire burning on Cape Clear Island prompted a call to the local Skibbereen based fire service. Two fire crews made their way to the pier on Baltimore Harbour to board the all weather lifeboat Hilda Jarrett...

  • RNLI Baltimore all weather lifeboat assists disabled offshore fishing vessel

    Date: 31/01/2011 At 11:32 this morning the Coast Guard alerted Baltimore Lifeboat station to an urgent call for assistance. A 20 metre fishing vessel with four crew on board had been disabled when she ran over her own nets and had become propped...

  • Baltimore lifeboat search & rescue operation aborted

    Date: 29/12/2010 Concern about an overdue small boat with two persons on board led to a call for Baltimore lifeboat to carry out a search and rescue operation in Dunmanus Bay, West Cork. Two men in a small dinghy had earlier put to sea in poo...

  • RNLI Baltimore in moonlit midnight tow

    Date: 21/10/2010 Baltimore RNLI All Weather lifeboat was requested to go to the assistance of a 35' wooden yacht, which was disabled approx 4nm SE of Mizen Head with three people on board. The alarm was raised at 12.21am and the lifeboat lau...

  • RNLI Baltimore Inshore Lifeboat tows race yacht to safety

    Date: 11/09/2010 A yacht suffering equipment damage and in danger of being dismasted prompted a call for assistance to the RNLI at 13:16 on Saturday afternoon. The Schull based 1720 sportsboat had been participating in the Irish 1720 National Ch...

  • Baltimore RNLI assist as sailor winched to safety

    Date: 28/08/2010 Baltimore RNLI Lifeboat crews went to the assistance of a yacht which reported a man overboard 1 mile to the east of Baltimore Beacon. Baltimore all weather lifeboat Hilda Jarrett under the command of coxswain Kieran Cotter and ...

  • RNLI Baltimore Lifeboat Assists Yacht Adrift

    Date: 26/07/2010 The Baltimore RNLI inshore lifeboat Bessie, was launched this evening (Monday 26 July) to assist a yacht that was adrift west of the Kedge Island near Baltimore, West Cork. The 26ft yacht with two people on board had been making ...

  • Baltimore RNLI Lifeboat evacuates medical casualty

    Date: 24/07/2010 The Baltimore RNLI all-weather lifeboat Hilda Jarrett was called to medically evacuate a 12 year old girl from Cape Clear this evening. The all-weather lifeboat Hilda Jarrett was launched within minutes of the alarm being raised at...

  • Baltimore RNLI lIfeboat called into service twice in one night to assist vessels in distress

    Date: 18/07/2010   Baltimore RNLI Inshore lIfeboat was called into service twice tonight                              (Sunday 18 July 2010) to assist vessels in distress in poor weather conditions. A yacht draggi...

  • Missing man found safe and well following search involving Baltimore RNLI

    Date: 21/06/2010 The RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Bessie was called to assist in a search for a man who failed to make a pre-arranged meeting with a friend in Baltimore yesterday (Sunday 20 June). The man had been camping on the Islands of Roaring Wate...

  • Baltimore RNLI Lifeboats give assistance on the double.

    Date: 20/06/2010 Both the all-weather lifeboat and inshore RNLI lifeboats based in Baltimore Harbour were called to give assistance on Saturday evening 19th June. The inshore lifeboat Bessie was called at 18:45 to standby a 58ft motor yacht t...

  • Baltimore RNLI Lifeboat assist kayaker in distress

    Date: 30/05/2010 The inshore RNLI lifeboat based at Baltimore was called to give assistance to a kayaker this afternoon (Sunday 30 May 2010). The alarm was a raised at 14:26 when a kayaker in distress was reported from Horse Island near Castletow...

  • Baltimore RNLI Inshore Lifeboat tows yacht off rock in Roaring Water Bay

    Date: 08/09/2010 A 45ft wooden charter schooner went aground late this afternoon (Thursday 8 April) in Roaring Water Bay, West Cork. There were three men, three women and a child on board at the time. The tide was falling so assistance was imm...

  • RNLI Lifeboats in search for youth swept out to sea.

      Saturday, 21 March 2010 The search resumed this morning at 08:00 for a young Scots man who had been swept out to sea 24hours previously. The young man who was on a weekend visit to Baltimore had been walking along the seashore under the...

  • RNLI Lifeboats in search for youth swept out to sea.

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 The all-weather and inshore lifeboats based at Baltimore have been searching since early morning for a youth swept out to sea. The young man who was on a weekend visit to Baltimore had been walking along the seashore under th...

  • Baltimore RNLI Lifeboat Crew in search for fisherman lost overboard

    Date: 13/02/2010 Two RNLI lifeboats based at Baltimore, West Cork, were called on to assist in a search for a fisherman lost overboard at sea in the early hours of this morning. Valentia Coast Guard alerted the Baltimore Lifeboat station at 01...

  • RNLI Inshore lifeboat Bessie averts tragedy at sea

    Date: 05/01/2010   Two men were rescued this morning by the Baltimore RNLI inshore lifeboat in extreme weather conditions. The two men were fishing in a 7ft rubber dinghy powered by a 4 hp petrol engine in Baltimore harbour.  When the...

  • RNLI Baltimore lifeboat assists an entrant in the Fastnet Yacht race

    Date: 12/08/2009 The RNLI Baltimore all weather lifeboat was tasked to assist Valencia Coastguard when an entrant in the Fastnet Yacht race suffered a radio malfunction which caused continuous transmissions on Channel 16. In marine VHF, Channel 16 i...

  • False Alarm Flare Alert for Baltimore RNLI

    Date: 09/08/2009 The RNLI Baltimore inshore lifeboat, Bessie, was called to the assistance of two kayakers at Caseys Cove, Church Strand in Baltimore, West Cork today. One of the two was reported in the water when the alert was raised at 17:48. ...

  • Bessie assists yacht on passage from Cork to Baltimore

    Date: Friday, 07 August 2009 The RNLI Baltimore inshore lifeboat, Bessie, was called today to assist a 30ft yacht taking water. The yacht had been making passage from Cork to Baltimore when the alarm was raised. The lone yachtsman taking a precautiona...

  • Bessie rescues triathlete from drowning

    Date: 12/07/2009 Last Sunday’s West Cork Triathlon, which began in Baltimore, probably had the most extensive safety coverage of any such event in the country. Organisers paid tribute to the support of all the safety volunteers including, RNLI, five...

  • Baltimore RNLI Lifeboat tows yacht to safety

    Friday, 03 July 2009 The Baltimore inshore lifeboat Bessie, towed a 30ft yacht to safety from Long Island in Roaring Water Bay, West Cork, today. A mayday alert had been issued by Bantry radio when the vessel with one crew on board got into difficulti...

  • Baltimore RNLI rescue father and son during French race

    Date: 17/06/2009 A French father and son who were taking part in a race to the Fastnet were rescued in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 17 June 2009) seven miles south of Baltimore Harbour. The pair got into difficulty when a large wav...

  • Baltimore Lifeboat Supercrew

    01 June 2009 RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Bessie was called into action this busy bank holiday Monday to a motorsailing boat aground with 5 on board. The Cornish Shrimper had been making her way from Cunnamore to the Skeams Islands in Roaringwater Bay, We...

  • Resourceful lifeboat crew rescues family from mudbank.

    23 May 2009 RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Bessie’ carried out a dramatic rescue on the mudbanks of the river Ilen, Skibbereen. A 20ft family motorboat stranded in the mud on a falling tide presented an unusual challenge for the rescue services, The mudbank...

  • Baltimore RNLI lifeboats launched to nine people missing off Schull

    Date: 5/12/2008 In the early hours of Friday 5th December 2008 the volunteer crewmembers of Baltimore RNLI all weather and inshore lifeboats were called out to reports of nine people missing off Schull in County Cork. The missing group believed to be ...

  • Baltimore Inshore Lifeboat in False Alarm Flare Alert

    Date: 22/11/2008 The RNLI inshore lifeboat, Bessie, was requested by Valencia Coastguard to go to conduct a search when two unrelated sightings of flares near Turk Head were reported. The inshore lifeboat, an Atlantic 75, was launched shortly a...

  • Medical Evacuation from Cape Clear Island

    Date: 14/09/2008 The RNLI inshore lifeboat, Bessie, was requested by Valencia Coastguard to go to the assistance of man who was in urgent need of medical attention when had two of his fingers severed in a boating accident. The man was on Cape Cle...

  • ALB and ILB launched to assist yacht broken away from moorings in Crookhaven

    Date: 03/09/2008 The RNLI all weather lifeboat Hilda Jarrett and inshore lifeboat Bessie were requested by Valencia Coastguard at 15:37 to go to the assistance of a yacht that had broken from her moorings in Crookhaven Harbour, West Cork. With we...

  • Baltimore Lifeboats launched for third time in a week.

    Date: 03/09/2008 The RNLI all weather lifeboat Hilda Jarrett  and inshore lifeboat Bessie were requested by Valencia Coastguard at 15:37 to go to the assistance of a yacht that had broken from her moorings in Crookhaven Harbour, West Cork. With we...

  • Yacht adrift South of Kedge Island

    Date: 02/09/2008 The RNLI all weather lifeboat Hilda Jarrett was tasked by Valencia Coastguard at 13:34 to go to the assistance of a yacht adrift in difficult weather conditions. The 35ft yacht with one person aboard had suffered engine failure ...

  • Baltimore Lifeboat in search and rescue for vessel lost in fog

    Date: 29/08/2008 The RNLI all weather lifeboat Hilda Jarrett was tasked by Valencia Coastguard at 20:45 to go to the assistance of a vessel lost in fog. The small angling boat with one person on board had become lost in dense fog near Heir Island, in ...

  • Cape Clear Medical Evacuation

    Date: 27/02/2008 The RNLI lifeboat based in Baltimore proved its worth to the Island communities of Roaring Water Bay yet again in the early hours of this morning. When the Nurse on Cape Clear Island called for urgent assistance in the medical ca...

  • False Alarm Flares

    Date: 03/02/2008 The RNLI Baltimore Lifeboat launched at 0130 during the height of Sunday morning’s storm. Flares were reported off Castletownsend and it was feared a vessel may have been in distress. The Irish Coast Guard coordinated a search inv...

  • Fishing vessel in distress

    Date: 02/01/2008 Baltimore Lifeboat was called into action early this New Year to assist a fishing vessel in distress West of Cape Clear Island. The Tyne class Hilda Jarrett was tasked at 1203 on January 2nd and launched minutes later when a 24ft in...

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