Last Updated: 11/05/21
Tramore RNLI launch to reports of a kitesurfer in distress
On Sunday afternoon (9 May) MRCC (Marine Rescue Co Ordination Centre) tasked Tramore RNLI, along with Tramore Coastguard and Rescue 117 to assist the kitesurfer.
Courtmacsherry RNLI tasked to 75 foot Fishing Vessel in difficulties 27 miles off Old Head of Kinsale
On Sunday morning (9 May) Courtmacsherry RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 117 were involved in the rescue of a 75 ft trawler that was taken on water.
Lough Neagh Rescue launch to the aid of a vessel that lost power
On Friday afternoon (7 May), lifeboats from Lough Neagh rescue were tasked to a vessel that lost power south of Coney Island.
The key water safety messages are:
Protect your family – we must all take great care on the water this summer and look out for our family and our community
Do not use inflatables
In an emergency dial 112 or 999 and ask for Coast Guard
RNLI water safety advice can be found at www.rnli.org/safety
RNLI Launch a Memory
Respect The Water
Respect the Water is the RNLI’s national drowning prevention campaign.
Around 190 people die each year around the UK and Irish coasts - and the RNLI is working to change this. The RNLI has a goal to halve the number of coastal drownings by 2024 and Respect the Water is playing a key role in this.
Respect The Water & know what to do
Safety on the Water
Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton TD launched the newly updated Safety on the Water website on Friday, July 31st 2020.
The Safety on the water initiative was set up by the Marine Safety Working Group. The aim of the group is to promote water safety. This is a collaboration between the Coast Guard, RNLI, Water Safety Ireland, Irish Sailing and BIM.
These organisations advise caution to those engaged in recreational activities in or near water.
For more information visit www.safetyonthewater.ie
In an emergency dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard