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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Lifeboats

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# Tragedy
Man dies after being swept into sea off Waterford coast
The man was rescued from the water earlier this afternoon.
# saving lives
Which lifeboat station in Ireland rescues the most people?
The RNLI released its 2014 lifeboat launch and rescue statistics today.
# Maritime Safety
RNLI tow pleasure boat that was stuck on rope back to harbour
Over 25 tourists were on board the boat.
# Prime Numbers
RTE, health insurance, and the Queen: The week in numbers
Plus: What percentage of people aged 50 and older in Ireland are obese?
# cow-ful now
How Irish lifeboats rescued 10 animals - including a cow - last year
New figures show that 1,278 people (and 10 animals) were rescued by lifeboats in 2013.
# Tramore Bay
Three fishermen dead after boat capsizes off Co Waterford
The three men were aboard a fishing punt which is thought to have overturned in Tramore Bay.
# Sea Rescue
Two fishermen rescued off Sherkin Island after engine failure
The vessel was rescued by the RNLI Baltimore lifeboats after its engine failed when departing Sherkin Island, allowing the boat to drift towards rocks.
# Sea Rescue
Three men airlifted to hospital after dinghy capsizes off Cork
The men were rescued by a team from Baltimore RNLI after getting into difficulty trying to swim back to shore.
# water safety
Six people rescued from sinking cruiser on Lough Ree
The vessel struck an object under the waterline and was taking on water when lifeboats arrived.
# Rescue
Over 1,000 people rescued by RNLI lifeboats last year
The busiest lifeboat station in Ireland last year was in Bangor, Co Down – which carried out half of its callouts during the hours of darkness.
# titanic100
Who owns the Titanic, and who can dive at the wreck? has been looking into issues surrounding the Titanic disaster 100 years after the ship struck an iceberg and sank on its maiden voyage.
# At Sea
RNLI lifeboats rescued 905 people in 2011
Lifeboats were launched almost 1,000 times during the year and volunteers spent nearly 10,000 hours at sea.