Archives for 2008 (20)

Bessie assists yacht on passage from Cork to Baltimore

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Published on: August 7, 2009

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 precautionary approach had called for assistance due to a [...]

Bessie rescues triathlete from drowning

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Published on: July 12, 2009

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 safety boats with safety divers, five kayakers, Civil Defence, An Garda [...]

Baltimore RNLI lifeboats launched to nine people missing off Schull

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Published on: December 5, 2008

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 from Switzerland had set off in a 16-foot [...]

Baltimore Inshore Lifeboat in False Alarm Flare Alert

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Published on: November 22, 2008

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 after the bleeper alert at 00:54 on Saturday morning 22 November. Helm [...]

Baltimore Community News Autumn 2008

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Published on: November 9, 2008

On October 29th Baltimore’s Atlantic 75 Inshore Lifeboat, Bessie was rolled out from her base at the pier and presented to the public in front of the Sailing Club in a ceremony to mark the successful establishment of the new lifeboat. There was a tremendous showing of support from crewmembers [...]

A New Dawn for Baltimore Lifeboat Station

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Published on: October 21, 2008

Date: 21/10/2008                                                        ] Next Sunday 26th October will be a proud day for the volunteer crews and fundraisers at Baltimore Lifeboat Station. The new RNLI inshore lifeboat Bessie will be officially welcomed to Baltimore in a blessing of the boats ceremony scheduled to take place at [...]

Blessing Bessie

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Published on: October 8, 2008

Next Sunday 26th October will be a proud day for the volunteer crews and fundraisers at Baltimore Lifeboat Station. The new RNLI inshore lifeboat Bessie will be officially welcomed to Baltimore in a blessing of the boats ceremony scheduled to take place at 3pm on Sunday at Baltimore Pier. Guest [...]

Medical Evacuation from Cape Clear Island

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Published on: September 14, 2008

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 Clear Island on a chartered yacht at [...]

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

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Published on: September 3, 2008

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 westerly winds blowing up to Force 7 and in a [...]

Baltimore Lifeboats launched for third time in a week.

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Published on: September 3, 2008

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 westerly winds blowing up to Force 7 and in a [...]

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