Archives for Micheal Cottrell (22)

First Callout of 2013 for Baltimore Lifeboat

Baltimore’s All weather Lifeboat was launched at 10.10am on the stations first call out of 2013. The Lifeboat was launched to carry out a MEDEVAC (medical evacuation) from Cape Clear Island.

New Inshore Lifeboat arrives at Baltimore Lifeboat Station.

Categories: Events
Published on: October 9, 2012
Baltimore's new Atlantic 75 Inshore Lifeboat 'City of Bradford v'.


Baltimore Lifeboat Station today took delivery of a newer version Atlantic 75 lifeboat. The ‘City of Bradford v’ is to replace ‘Bessie’ which has served the station well since her arrival five years ago.




Baltimore Inshore Lifeboat called out in SE gale.

Categories: Shouts
Published on: June 14, 2012

With south easterly winds blowing force 7, gusting 8, Baltimore Inshore Lifeboat was launched to assist boats in Baltimore Harbour. A yacht that broke clear of her mooring was driven across the harbour by the high winds and steep seas, until she went aground on rocks at Sherkin Island. Several [...]

Baltimore Lifeboat assists grounded fishing trawler.

Categories: Shouts
Published on: June 8, 2012

  Baltimore Lifeboat ‘Alan Massey’ launched at 2020hrs tonight the 8th of June, to go to the assistance of a grounded fishing trawler. The ‘Sceptre’ was making it’s way down the Ilen River from Oldcourt to Baltimore, when it’s propellor became fouled on a partially sunken bouy with rope attached. The boat was [...]

RNLI lifeboat carries the Olympic flame

Categories: Events
Published on: May 29, 2012

This morning at 7am Beaumaris lifeboat in Wales launched for a very important tasking. The job awaiting them was to carry the Olympic flame acros the Menai Strait to Menai Bridge. A job well done by all, the flame was landed safely and still lighting.

Baltimore RNLI Lifeboat called out to a yacht in difficulty off Mizen Head.

Categories: Uncategorized
Published on: May 22, 2012

At 1957hrs on Monday 21st May Baltimore Lifeboat crew were paged to launch to a yacht in difficulties off Mizen Head. By 2012hrs the Lifeboat ‘Alan Massey’ under coxswain Kieran Cotter was powering her way towards the casualty, also aboard were mechanic Cathal Cottrell, Pat Collins, Mícheál Cottrell, Ronnie Carthy, [...]

Baltimore Inshore lifeboat launched.

Categories: Shouts
Published on: May 17, 2012

The inshore lifeboat pagers sounded today at 1318 hrs, the boat was tasked to go to a vessel involved in a man overboard incident. A crewman was airlifted but his boat was still adrift and coast guard wanted it to be recovered. The inshore lifeboat ‘Bessie’ with Youen Jacob helm [...]

Lifeboat crew save a stranded sheep.

This evening the crew of Baltimore Inshore RNLI Lifeboat ‘Bessie’ carried out an unusual rescue. A sheep belonging to a local farmer had been trapped on a ledge close to sea level, several attempts over the two previous days had failed to reach the sheep. After consultation with station personnel it was decided that once there was a break in the bad weather that the lifeboat would make an attempt to reach the stranded sheep. At 7.30pm Baltimore’s Inshore Lifeboat launched under helm Youen Jacob and crewed by Ronan Callanan and Tadhg Collins, and after two days on the ledge the sheep was brought safely to shore.

Best Wishes

Categories: Uncategorized
Published on: April 28, 2012

Best wishes to crewman Brian McSweeney who gets married today to Chiara Rista Penne. Long life and happines to you both from all at Baltimore Lifeboat.


Categories: Exercises
Published on: April 21, 2012

Ronan Callanan and Sean Mc Carthy study electronic charts during a navigation exercise aboard Baltimore Lifeboat today.

Tomorrow Sunday 21st at 11am Baltimore lifeboat will rendevous with the Cape Clear ferry Dún an óir in Baltimore harbour to undertake a scenario based exercise. With the ferries heading into their busy season, training like this is valuable to both the lifeboat crew and ferry crew. It will help them develope their knowledge, skills and confidence to be able to deal with the events that everyone hopes will never happen. Thanks to the crew, managment and staff of the Cape Clear ferry for their time and help.

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