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Lifeboat News

Coxswain and crew at Portrush RNLI with their CE Commendation. Photo: RNLI/Portrush

Monday 28 November 2022

Three RNLI lifeboat crews receive award for rescue Fanad Head

Lifeboat crews from Lough Swilly and Arranmore in county Donegal, along with Portrush in county Antrim, have received an award from the RNLI for a callout in 2019, which saw the rescuers at sea for hours in Force 11 conditions.

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RNLI/Rogan Wheeldon

Wednesday 23 November 2022

New inland lifeboat station now complete and operational at Enniskillen RNLI

The RNLI’s new inland lifeboat station on Lower Lough Erne is complete and fully operational. After been housed in temporary accommodation for 21 years, volunteers at Enniskillen RNLI were handed the keys to their new state of the art building on the Killadeas Road at Gublusk earlier this month.

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Photo: RNLI/Donaghadee

Saturday 19 November 2022

Donaghadee RNLI rescues lone sailor after 27ft yacht breaks down

Donaghadee RNLI rescued a lone sailor after his 27ft yacht broke down off the Copeland Islands in county Down.

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Photo: RNLI/Judy Nelson

Thursday 10 November 2022

New D class inshore lifeboat goes on service at Portrush RNLI

The volunteer crew took delivery of the Ken Blair D-871 this morning (Thursday 10 November) with the donor Mrs Sylvia Blair from Bangor in Portrush to see the lifeboat which is named after her late husband, take to the water for the first time.

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Photo: RNLI/Kenneth Gracey

Wednesday 9 November 2022

Newcastle RNLI comes to the aid of lone sailor on 20ft boat that runs aground

Newcastle RNLI came to the aid of a lone sailor after his 20ft boat got into difficulty and ran aground at the entrance to Dundrum inner bay.

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Photo: RNLI/Portaferry

Tuesday 8 November 2022

Portaferry RNLI comes to the aid of two kayakers who get into difficulty

On Monday afternoon (7 November) Portaferry RNLI came to the aid of kayakers who got into difficulty near Kilard Point.

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Photo: RNLI/Courtmacsherry

Tuesday 8 November 2022

Courtmacsherry RNLI rescues two dogs stranded as tide rapidly comes in

On Monday afternoon at 1.35pm, as Courtmacsherry RNLI paid tribute to Mary O'Mahony, wife of former crew member Richard, and sister-in-law of former Coxswain Diarmuid, the station crew and officers taking part in the guard of honour outside the station were alerted that two dogs were in difficulty.

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Tuesday 8 November 2022

Could you be a lifesaver? Bundoran RNLI seeks new recruits 

The team at Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Station is calling for new volunteers to help them to save lives at sea.  

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Sam McCreery Honorary President, Stephen Scott LOM, Mark Dowie CEO, Chris Cathcart Helm and David Reid Helm. Photo: RNLI/Stephen Scott

Friday 28 October 2022

Carrybridge Helms Receive 20 Year Long Service Award From RNLI Chief Executive

Chris Cathcart and David Reid have served 20 years rescuing those on trouble on Lough Erne and during a visit to the station by the RNLI Chief Executive, Mark Dowie, were presented with medals to thank them for their volunteering service.

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Photo: RNLI/Daniel Whelan

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Clifden RNLI rescue nine people stranded on Omey Island in poor weather

Clifden RNLI’s volunteer crew launched the Atlantic 85 in-shore lifeboat to assist nine people who were caught by the tide on Omey Island.

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Photo: RNLI/Crosshaven

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Crosshaven RNLI go to the aid of a lone sailer on a 35’ yacht with reported engine failure

Volunteers from Crosshaven RNLI launched following a report of a ‘Mayday’ call to Valentia Coast Guard at 10.15am this morning (Tuesday 25 October) after a 35’ yacht suffered engine failure.

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Photo: RNLI/Larne

Thursday 13 October 2022

Larne RNLI volunteers assist two people on 11m yacht caught in lobster pots in early hours of the morning

For a second night in a row, Larne RNLI’s volunteers have left their beds to go the aid of a vessel’s crew in need of assistance, this time two people on a yacht that got into difficulty northeast of Larne.

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Photo: RNLI/Larne

Wednesday 12 October 2022

Larne RNLI responds to early morning Mayday to rescue man on 30ft yacht

Larne RNLI rescued a man who got into difficulty in the early hours of Wednesday morning (12 October) after his 30ft yacht sustained engine failure in the dark of night.

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Photo: RNLI/Crosshaven

Wednesday 12 October 2022

Crosshaven RNLI rescue casualty cut off by tide at White Bay

On Tuesday evening (11 October) Crosshaven RNLI rescued a person cut off by the tide.

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Photo: RNLI/Lough Derg

Wednesday 12 October 2022

Lough Derg RNLI assists a lone sailor on a 35ft yacht aground at Bonaveen Point

On Tuesday afternoon 11 October, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat to assist a lone sailor on a 36ft yacht aground at Bonaveen Point at the northwestern shore of Lough Derg above Cloondavaun Bay.

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Photo: RNLI/Ballycotton

Tuesday 11 October 2022

Ballycotton RNLI rescues fisherman 9 miles east of Ballycotton island

A fisherman on an 8m boat that suffered mechanical failure nine nautical miles east of Ballycotton island on Monday evening (10 October) was brought to safety by volunteer lifeboat crew from Ballycotton and Youghal RNLI.

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