Archives for 2009 (10)

Baltimore RNLI Lifeboat Crew assist in flood rescue

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Published on: November 22, 2009

Sunday, 22 November 2009 The crew of Baltimore lifeboat went to support flood rescue efforts in Skibbereen last Thursday.  The eight crewmen who made their way to Skibbereen that evening. were Cathal Cottrell, Aidan Bushe, Youen Jacob, Ronan Calnan, Ronan Sheehy, John McDonagh, John O’Flynn and John Rochford. They were [...]

RNLI Baltimore lifeboat assists an entrant in the Fastnet Yacht race

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Published on: August 12, 2009

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 is used as the international distress channel. The continuous transmissions precluded any [...]

False Alarm Flare Alert for Baltimore RNLI

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Published on: August 9, 2009

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. The inshore lifeboat, Bessie, an Atlantic 75 RIB [...]

Baltimore RNLI Lifeboat tows yacht to safety

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Published on: July 3, 2009

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 difficulties on the Southwest tip of [...]

Baltimore Lifeboat Open Day

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Published on: June 23, 2009

Tuesday, 23 June 2009 Next Sunday, June 28th , the crew of both the inshore lifeboat Bessie and the all-weather lifeboat Hilda Jarrett, will host an open day for the public. At 2:30pm sharp the Hilda Jarrett will be launched from the boathouse at Bull Point, an exciting spectacle that [...]

Baltimore RNLI rescue father and son during French race

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Published on: June 17, 2009

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 wave hit their Mini Transat yacht [...]

Baltimore Lifeboat Supercrew

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Published on: June 1, 2009

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, West Cork, when she got into difficulty. In [...]

Resourceful lifeboat crew rescues family from mudbank.

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Published on: May 23, 2009

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 mudbanks were surrounded by water making rescue from land [...]

Baltimore Community New Easter 2009

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Published on: April 7, 2009

Now in its third year, the RNLI Pentax Photographer of the Year competition was developed to document the rescue work of the lifesaving charity. Entries to the competition have been submitted by RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew members and RNLI lifeguards from around the coast of the UK and Ireland. Baltimore [...]

Swiss Ambassador Honours Lifeboat

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Published on: March 8, 2009

Both the inshore and all weather crews at Baltimore’s lifeboat station were honoured recently by a letter of appreciation from the Swiss Ambassador to Ireland. His Excellency, Mr Beat Loeliger wrote to commend the crew for their services to Swiss nationals during the early hours of Friday 5th December 2008. [...]

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