Archives for 2011 (17)

Cape Clear Medical Evacuation

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Published on: December 7, 2011

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 Community News Winter 2011

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Published on: December 1, 2011

Baltimore Lifeboat has been no stranger to high profile rescues over its many years of service, but in the eyes of the world, Summer 2011 eclipsed all previous rescues. As so often before the exploits of Baltimore Lifeboat were inexorably linked with the Fastnet Rock when in an astonishing turn [...]

Cork County Council Honour Baltimore Lifeboat Station

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Published on: November 17, 2011

Mayor Tim Lombard commended Baltimore Lifeboat on its long history of service and paid tribute to the courage of its crews. Coxswain Kieran Cotter highlighted the importance of the support given by the management committee and fundraising committee who are so essential to keeping the station going. He then narrated an account of the August 2011 Rambler rescue in his inimitable style

Mayday at the Fastnet

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Published on: October 9, 2011

Watch out for Mayday at the Fastnet Rock on RTE 1 next Tuesday 11th October at 10:15. It is the documentary by Donal Byrne and Bryan Dobson about the rescue of the crew of the Rambler 100, which capsized during the Fastnet race last August. The Irish Times have made it their ‘choice’ to watch – so don’t just take my word for it!

Afloat Sailors of the Month

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Published on: September 2, 2011

Kieran Cotter and Jerry Smith of Baltimore are the Afloat.ie/Irish Independent “Sailors of the Month” for August in recognition of the key roles they played in the superb rescue of all 21 of he crew of the capsized super-maxi Rambler 100in the record-breaking Rolex Fastnet Race.When Rambler’s canting keel snapped [...]

Swell of pride at heroics of an extraordinary crew

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Published on: August 21, 2011

The welcome shown to 21 rescued sailors makes Louis Jacob very proud to be a Baltimore boy (Irish Independent)   BALTIMORE lifeboat is no ordinary lifeboat and Baltimore is no ordinary village. It’s comforting to know that in today’s world of uncertainty and variables, there remain a few constants on [...]

Rescue services hailed as heroes

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Published on: August 17, 2011

By Eoin English, Baltimore for Irish Examiner Wednesday, August 17, 2011 SOME of the world’s top professional sailors have hailed as heroes the volunteer Irish lifeboat crew and emergency services that helped save their lives on Monday night. As George David, the American millionaire owner of the stricken Rambler 100 [...]

Rambler 100 Skipper George David Interview

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Published on: August 17, 2011

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

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Published on: August 15, 2011

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 when the lifeboat arrived on scene while the [...]

Bessie in Helicopter Highline Exercise

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Published on: July 3, 2011

Aedan Coffey snapped this photo of Bessie in an exercise with the Coastguard helicopter on the Ilen River coinciding with a Summer Fete at Inisbeg

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