The Baltimore RNLI inshore lifeboat went to the assistance of a motor cruiser whose engine failed near Horse Island in West Cork this afternoon. The alarm was raised at 15:05 and within minutes the lifeboat was underway. Helm John Kearney and his crew proceeded through the islands of Roaring Water Bay to rendezvous with the stricken vessel which had subsequently anchored between Horse Island and Castle Island.The 6.5m day cruiser whose engine had overheated had a party of 2 men, 2 women and 2 dogs on board at the time and had been on passage from Baltimore to Schull. The lifeboat crew passed a tow to the vessel and took her in tow returning her to her moorings in Baltimore Harbour.
Helm John Kearney commended them for staying calm, he said ‘They did everything right, they were wearing life jackets and anchored promptly to secure their safety when her engines failed’.
Helm John Kearney, crew Ger O”Brien and Peter Losberg. Slip crew John O’Flynn, Colin Rochford and Declan Tiernan.
31 July 2013 Baltimore RNLI lifeboats were involved in two separate incidents to investigate reported sightings of flares. On Saturday 27 July at 8:17pm, a red flare was reported in the area of Inisbeg. The inshore lifeboat was carriage launched from the slip in it’s first service from the redeveloped [...]
Thursday marked another phase in the near completion of the Baltimore lifeboat boathouse refurbishments. Baltimore ILB (inshore lifeboat) ‘City of Bradford v’ was conducting trials on the slipway at the station. The boat was hauled and launched several times on a purpose built Do-Do trolley, that runs on rails on [...]
Baltimore Lifeboat ‘Alan Massey’ tows a boat to safety, after it suffered engine trouble and went ashore on Sherkin Island. Baltimore ILB (inshore lifeboat) escorts the stricken vessel to assist in putting it on its mooring.
Both RNLI Baltimore lifeboats were called to assist a disabled fishing boat at 18:19 this evening 11th June. The Hardy 20 half decker with 2 persons on board was departing Sherkin Island when they experienced engine failure. The disabled vessel drifted onto Garrison point due to south easterly winds. When the all weather lifeboat arrived on scene one of the fishing crew had jumped onto rocks ashore in an attempt to keep the boat off the rocks in a dangerous surge.
Coxswain Aidan Bushe took the vessel in tow and brought her to safe moorings while the inshore lifeboat stood by. Once the boat had been secured the inshore life boat returned the 2 adult men to the safety of shore.
On board the all weather lifeboat were Coxswain Aidan Bushe, mechanic Jerry Smith, Brendan Cottrell, Sean McCarthy, Pat Collins, John O’Flynn and Ronnie Carthy
On board the inshore lifeboat were Helm Kieran Collins and crew John McDonagh and Shane Sweeney
Baltimore RNLI lifeboats responded to an emergency in the Ballydehob area this evening 29th May 2013. The alarm was raised at 17.45 and both the all-weather and inshore lifeboats responded immediately. A kayaker had reported persons in the water between Horse Island and Audley cove. The ILB helmed by Michael [...]
At 1:15 this morning 6 March 2013, assistance was requested in a search for a man missing with a young child. Both the all weather lifeboat and inshore lifeboat were launched and proceeded to Audley Cove, where assistance was given in the recovery of the body of the adult male. [...]
An outdoor exhibition showcasing striking photos of the lifesaving work of the RNLI in Ireland and the UK will be displayed on Grand Canal Square Dublin from Friday 15 November to Monday 2 December. The unique display will be freely available to view by everyone, 24 hours a day in [...]
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has announced that it is to trial a new lifeboat station at Union Hall in south west Cork. At a meeting of the RNLI Board of Trustees the decision was taken to establish an inshore lifeboat station at Union Hall for a trial period [...]
The film recalling the dramatic rescue of 23 people from a steamship off Baltimore during the First World War was finished on Sunday after a very busy weekend. A professional film crew from the UK, sponsored by Arts Council England, visited Baltimore to produce the film in a collaboration with [...]
After many weeks of planning we are finally ready to roll cameras. The community hall has been transformed into a stage set with drapes and lights. Props have been collected and costumes altered. Tomorrow we begin shooting the film that will relate the story of the SS Alondra rescue through [...]
The role of Baltimore in the rescue of 23 people from a steamship called Alondra which was wrecked off the Kedges in late 1916, is to be featured in an RNLI touring exhibition commemorating the centenary of World War One (WW1). The charity’s exhibition, funded by Arts Council England, is [...]
On the 3rd of October we welcomed two guests John and Sheila Smith to our newly refurbished boathouse at Bull Point, Baltimore. John and Sheila were visiting the station as representatives of benefactors Alec Christopher and Elizabeth Olive Thompson, who bequested money to the RNLI, which was spent on our Station Boathouse redevelopment. On their arrival [...]
RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews in Ireland were kept busy this summer, with the charity’s lifeboats launching 571 times during the months of June, July and August. The figure represents an increase of 43 per cent on the previous summer. While many people were enjoying the prolonged sunshine and the hottest [...]