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Station Shoreworks – views from the water

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Published on: February 9, 2012

Photos courtesy Simon Duggan

2011 Statistics Released

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Published on: February 7, 2012

 

2011 saw RNLI  Baltimore lifeboats launch 22 times to a variety of callouts. 33 people were rescued over the course of the year by volunteer lifeboat crews who spent over 740 hours on service at sea. 7 of the shouts occurred during the hours of darkness.

 

The inshore lifeboat Bessie was launched 9 times and the all weather life boat Hilda Jarrett 13 times last year. Later this spring Hilda Jarrett will be replaced by a new Tamar class lifeboat, the Alan Massey. Shoreworks are already underway to accommodate the new lifeboat on a purpose built berth at the Bullpoint Station.

Commenting on the 2011 statistics RNLI Deputy Divisional Inspector Gareth Morrison said: ‘Our lifeboat volunteers continue to show selfless dedication and commitment to saving lives. Some stations are extremely busy while others have less callouts but spend long hours at sea in awful conditions. There were some outstanding rescues last year including that to Rambler 100, in which Baltimore RNLI recovered 17 crewmembers off the upturned hull of the racing boat during the Fastnet race. Sadly there were also long searches for missing loved ones.

‘The work of the volunteer lifeboat crews could not be made possible without the generosity of the public who in difficult times continue to support Irish lifeboat crews.   While these figures give an interesting insight into search and rescue by the RNLI on Irish waters they are by no means the full story. As well as working to save lives at sea the RNLI provides other programmes and services for the public including sea safety advice and clinics, education roadshows and visits to lifeboat stations.’

The 2011 figures are being released in the wake of the RNLI Lifejackets for Lifesavers campaign which will see every lifeboat station in Ireland take delivery of new specially designed lifejackets in September. The lifejackets have been commissioned by the RNLI for search and rescue work and have been given the seal of approval from lifeboat volunteers. The cost of providing the lifejackets for all 43 lifeboat stations in Ireland is estimated at €160,000.

A lunch on the ocean wave

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Published on: February 7, 2012

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Baltimore Lifeboat History – Lesson 6

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Published on: February 6, 2012

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Push to begin

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Published on: February 6, 2012

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Crew PCT commences

Baltimore Lifeboat Station History – Lesson 5

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Published on: February 5, 2012

Donie O’Regan, Paul O’Regan, Christy Collins, Noel Cottrell and John O’Regan on board the Robert towing in the Kayuka the morning after the Fastnet race disaster in August 1979

See Lesson 2 for another photo taken the same morning of the lifeboat with the Kayuka alongside.

Thanks to Cathal for setting the record straight.

Inshore Lifeboat continues with search efforts in Glandore

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Published on: February 4, 2012

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 hours searching the shore line from [...]

Tamar Berth Progress

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Published on: February 2, 2012

 

Baltimore Lifeboat Station History – Lesson 4

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Published on: February 2, 2012

BGT407053520_0 20 April 1920 Shamrock inauguration slip launch Gaumont Graphic Newsreel footage of the inauguration of the Shamrock by Lady Coghill and officiated by the Bishop of Ross can be seen on the ITN source news footage website Thanks to Simon Duggan for finding this gem. Please keep sending in [...]

Baltimore Lifeboat Station History – Lesson 3

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Published on: February 1, 2012

Rededication of Charles Henry, Cape Clear. Add your comment below or upload an image through the contacts page.

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