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# lifeboat - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Photos: 4 confirmed dead after helicopter ditches in North Sea

Fourteen people were rescued after the helicopter crashed into the sea off the Shetland Islands last night.

Pics: Four rescued off Achill after attaching boat to lobster pots to avoid being wrecked

The four were rescued after their boat ran into engine trouble.

# lifeboat - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Two fishermen rescued after open-top vessel crashes on rocks

The Rescue 118 helicopter was dispatched to the scene, but the men were pulled to safety by a lifeboat after the incident near Malin Head.

# lifeboat - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

4 people (and 2 dogs) rescued from Cork boat

The motor cruiser’s engine failed off the west Cork coast this afternoon.

# lifeboat - Sunday 11 August, 2013

Three anglers rescued after boat capsized off Waterford coast

One man managed to swim to shore and the remaining three were recovered by the Tramore RNLI inshore lifeboat crew.

# lifeboat - Sunday 4 August, 2013

Two "shocked and traumatised" men rescued after boat capsizes

The two men were resuced after their boat collapsed near a pier in Courtmacsherry.

# lifeboat - Sunday 28 July, 2013

Three men recovered from homemade raft off Waterford coast

Tramore RNLI recovered three men who travelled from the Waterford coast, without jackets, on a homemade raft.

# lifeboat - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

All aboard saved after Tall Ship Astrid runs aground off Kinsale

All of the 30 crew members have been rescued, but much of the ship is underwater.

# lifeboat - Monday 22 July, 2013

Man in his 20s drowns in Castletownbere

It is believed the man may have lost his life in tragic circumstances.

# lifeboat - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Irish Coast Guard warns people to 'stay safe in the water' this summer

There have been 14 deaths by drowning in Irish waters so far this year.

# lifeboat - Sunday 19 May, 2013

New Castletownbere lifeboat station will speed up rescues

The station and pontoon will see six minutes shaved off the time taken to leave for rescues.

# lifeboat - Monday 6 May, 2013

25-foot fishing vessel towed to safety in waters off Kinsale

The vessel got into trouble off Howe Strand, near the Old Head of Kinsale, earlier this afternoon.

# lifeboat - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Divers rescued after drifting three miles out to sea at Wexford

The three men had been diving at a popular spot off the Wexford coast when they lost contact with their dive boat.

# lifeboat - Monday 22 April, 2013

Five rescued in consecutive call-outs on Lough Derg over weekend

One incident involved a cruiser with a failed engine and the RNLI crew also assisted two people who abandoned ship after it began to sink.

# lifeboat - Friday 15 February, 2013

Fisherman dies off Kinsale coast

It is believed that the man’s injuries related to an accident with the trawling wires aboard the vessel.

# lifeboat - Sunday 10 February, 2013

Five killed in Canary island lifeboat accident

Five people were killed when a lifeboat fell from a cruise liner during a safety drill while it was docked in the Canary Islands.

# lifeboat - Monday 14 January, 2013

Two fishermen rescued after vessel ran aground off Dunmore East

Lifeboats were launched at lunchtime after the 10 metre fishing boat grounded 50 metres from the shore.

# lifeboat - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

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Swimmers brave the sea to raise money for Ballycotton Lifeboat

Up to 20 brave swimmers took to the water to raise funds for the volunteer-run lifeboat service.

# lifeboat - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Woman and her dog rescued from freezing water at Wexford harbour

The woman went into the water to save her dog Holly but couldn’t climb back out because of the temperature.

# lifeboat - Monday 3 December, 2012

Five rescued from fishing boat after engine failure

The rescue operation took nine hours off the coast of Donegal.

# lifeboat - Friday 24 August, 2012

New iPhone app from Coast Guard could ‘save lives’

The app will allow anyone going out to sea, whether it is professionally or for leisure or sport, to let the Coast Guard know in advance.

# lifeboat - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Ballycotton lifeboat called out to fishing vessel

The boat was taking in water and the lifeboat was called to help the two men on board.

# lifeboat - Monday 20 August, 2012

Lifeboats make two rescues in Sligo in three days

Two people were rescued from a 31ft Norwegian yacht in Sligo Bay on Saturday, while a trapped walker was rescued from the coast near Mullaghmore this afternoon.

# lifeboat - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Three German tourists rescued from Lough Ree cruiser

The RNLI, Lough Ree Rescue, Athlone Sub Aqua Club and the Coast Guard launched the mission yesterday evening.

# lifeboat - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Two bodies found in Clare coast search

Small boat had been reported missing last night when it failed to return to Quilty. Bodies of two men were found after midday today.

# lifeboat - Monday 13 August, 2012

Search on for missing fishermen in Co Clare

The search is on after a fishing boat didn’t return back to land today. Meanwhile, a boat has overturned in Castletown and one person is missing.

# lifeboat - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Lifeboat called to assist French yacht

The Crosshaven Lifeboat was called to assist the vessel with two people on board after it became entangled in an old lobster pot line.

# lifeboat - Sunday 5 August, 2012

Teen kayakers rescued from cave

Meanwhile, a man who fell 50ft from McGillycuddy Reeks was also rescued and brought to hospital.

# lifeboat - Saturday 4 August, 2012

Post mortem to be carried out on body found in Lough Derg

The man’s body was found in the water on Friday night following a search operation.

# lifeboat - Friday 3 August, 2012

Abandoned upturned boat found on Lough Derg

A rescue team is searching the area for any survivors.

# lifeboat - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Man pulled from sea in Cork after being spotted through telescope

The man got into difficulties on the water off Cobh when he was spotted by a person using a telescope a mile away.

# lifeboat - Monday 4 June, 2012

Three lifeboat operations see 20 people rescued over weekend

It was a busy weekend at sea for the RNLI and Irish Coast Guard.

# lifeboat - Sunday 3 June, 2012

Lifeboat called after vessel gets into difficulty off southeast Cork

The Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat was called after a vessel carrying four people began to take in water off the southeast coast of Cork.

# lifeboat - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

In pictures: Lifeboat crew scale cliff to rescue sheep in Cork Heroic Resc-ewe This post contains images

In pictures: Lifeboat crew scale cliff to rescue sheep in Cork

It was a baa-d situation… but it ended happily.

# lifeboat - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Three teenagers rescued by RNLI lifeboat on Lough Derg

The teenagers had been sailing a dinghy when harsh wind conditions drove the vessel onto rocks.

# lifeboat - Sunday 23 October, 2011

Crosshaven RNLI called to rescue struggling kayakers

Three officers from the RNLI service at Crosshaven, Co Cork are called to rescue struggling kayakers in poor conditions in Cork.

# lifeboat - Sunday 18 September, 2011

Column: ‘You’d often know the people you’d be going out for’

From receiving an alert, Joefy Murphy and his crew can launch a lifeboat in eight minutes. He explains why the danger and the lack of sleep haven’t stopped him yet.

# lifeboat - Monday 1 August, 2011

Sailor missing in the Irish Sea

The 40-year-old man is missing after leaving the Isle of Man for Ardglass in Co. Down yesterday morning.

# lifeboat - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Fifty tall ships descend on Waterford, but one almost didn't make it

a 100 ft tall ship on its way to Waterford collided with a yacht 10 miles south of Rosslare Harbour in the early hours of this morning.

# lifeboat - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

Three hospitalised after recreational rubber dinghy capsizes in Killiney Bay

The Coast Guard helicopter and two Dún Laoghaire RNLI lifeboats were involved in the dramatic rescue of four people earlier this afternoon.