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Boarding Boats

As the name suggests, Boarding Boats are generally used to access the All-Weather lifeboat moored off-shore. 

In many locations they also proved invaluable being used for searching, helping moor large boats that have been towed in by the the All-Weather lifeboat, taking persons out of the water, allowing fast access to shallow or close-inshore waters near the stations.  

Most boarding boats are EA-16 most of which are ex D-Class retired from SAR use. Sillinger built boats are also used and Malahide type boats that are only used at stations north and south of Ireland.

Note: Table below is a work in progress. Any further information will be welcomed.

Number

Type

Station

BB-901

Malahide

Portrush

BB-061

Sillinger

Red Bay

BB-241

Longliner

Donaghadee

BB-903

Malahide

Dun Laoghaire

BB-343

EA-16

Rosslare Harbour (Ex D Class ILB D-343)

BB-905

Malahide

Ballycotton

BB-570

EA-16

Ballycotton (Ex D Class ILB D-570)

BB-059

EA-16

Courtmacsherry Harbour

BB-457

EA-16

Valentia (Ex D Class ILB D-457)

BB-035

EA-16

Clifden

BB-906

Malahide

Clifden

BB-513

EA-16

Achill Island (Ex D Class ILB D-513)

BB-057

Sillinger

Ballyglass

BB-015

Sillinger

Arranmore

BB-529

EA-16

Arranmore (Ex D Class ILB D-529)

BB-064

Sillinger

Lough Swilly

BB-243

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Lough Swilly