Archives for 2008 (20)

Yacht adrift South of Kedge Island

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Published on: September 2, 2008

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 and was drifting approximately 1.5 miles South of Kedge Island [...]

Baltimore Lifeboat in search and rescue for vessel lost in fog

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Published on: August 29, 2008

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 Roaringwater Bay, West Cork.  [...]

The Old and the New at Baltimore Lifeboat Station

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Published on: June 20, 2008

The recent visit of the tall ship Picton Castle to Baltimore has brought to light a strange coincidence. Our Mechanic Cathal Cottrell made the connection between this square rigged vessel from Newfoundland and a service provided by Baltimore Lifeboat in 1954 to a Welsh fishing vessel. The records of service [...]

Lifeboat Sea Safety Officer for Baltimore

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Published on: June 6, 2008

Baltimore Lifeboat Station is pleased to announce a new service for the West Cork region. Michael Walsh has been appointed to the role of Lifeboat Sea Safety Officer (LSSO) for the coastal area extending from Galley Head to Mizen Head. This position is a new departure for the RNLI and [...]

Sea Safety

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Published on: May 25, 2008

Date: 25/05/2008 Did you know that the law in Ireland now requires that there must be suitable Personal Flotation Devices  (PFD) for everyone on board any pleasure craft and that a suitable PFD must be worn; by anyone on board an open craft that is under 7 meters in length, [...]

Baltimore Community News Spring 2008

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Published on: April 9, 2008

This has been a very busy spring for Baltimore lifeboat with preparations for the new inshore lifeboat, three shouts, an exercise with the Schull Inshore Lifeboat and the rolling out of the Lifeboat Sea Safety Officer Strategy. Lifeboat crew met recently with representatives of Schull Community Lifeboat to discuss combined [...]

Bessie comes to Baltimore

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Published on: April 3, 2008

Wednesday April 9th sees the arrival of a second RNLI Lifeboat in Baltimore. The existing 47 foot Tyne class lifeboat, the Hilda Jarrett will be partnered by a smaller, faster inshore boat capable of reaching an incident rapidly and particularly useful off beaches and in shallow waters. The new lifeboat [...]

Cape Clear Medical Evacuation

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Published on: February 27, 2008

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 care of an elderly patient, the Baltimore all [...]

False Alarm Flares

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Published on: February 3, 2008

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 involving Baltimore and Courtmacsherry Lifeboats along with Coast Rescue personnel. With [...]

Fishing vessel in distress

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Published on: January 2, 2008

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 inshore fishing vessel became fouled in her [...]

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