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Lifeboat News

Photo: Nicholas Leach

Tuesday 17 May 2022

Youghal RNLI launch to reports of a surfer in difficulty

At 9:38am on Tuesday 17 May, the volunteers at Youghal RNLI were tasked to reports of a surfer in difficulty off Youghal front strand area. 

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Photo: Lough Neagh Rescue

Tuesday 17 May 2022

Lough Neagh Rescue launch to the aid of a fishing boat in difficulty

At 5:10pm on Monday 16 May, Lough Neagh Rescue were paged and requested to launch and to the aid of a fishing boat which had its props fouled and was drifting near Antrim Bay.

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Photo: RNLI/Helvick Head

Monday 16 May 2022

Helvick Head RNLI assists four sailors in broken down speedboat off Dungarvan

Helvick Head RNLI came to the aid of four sailors on Sunday evening (15 May) after they got into difficulty and needed assistance in the Gold Coast area of Dungarvan.

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Skerries RNLI approaching the object in the water. Photo: RNLI/Gerry Canning

Monday 16 May 2022

Skerries RNLI respond to reports of upturned kayak

On Saturday evening last (Saturday 14 April) Skerries RNLI were tasked by Dublin Coast Guard to investigate a report of an upturned kayak near Ben Head on Gormanston beach.

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St Christopher beached at Clifden for Launch a Memory. Photo: RNLI/Andrew Downes

Sunday 15 May 2022

Clifden RNLI bring new ‘Launch a Memory’ lifeboat St Christopher home

Clifden RNLI’s new all-weather Shannon class lifeboat arrived to an emotional welcome from crowds gathered in the Connemara community to see it complete its week-long voyage home from the charity’s All Weather lifeboat centre in Poole.

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Photo: RNLI/Nicholas Leach

Saturday 14 May 2022

Bundoran RNLI called to assist surfers in difficulty at Rossnowlagh Beach

The volunteer crew of the Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat was called into action on Friday afternoon (13 May) to assist two male surfers in difficulty at Rossnowlagh Beach.

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Photo: Nicholas Leach

Wednesday 11 May 2022

Bangor RNLI comes to aid of six people after yacht suffers engine failure

On Monday morning (9 May), Bangor RNLI came to the aid of six women onboard a yacht after their engine failed during a passage to Glenarm.

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Photo: RNLI/Steven Lee

Tuesday 10 May 2022

Larne RNLI comes to the aid of a group of paddleboarders at Browns Bay

Larne RNLI were requested to launch their in-shore lifeboat by Belfast Coastguard at 2.09pm on Sunday (8 May) following a report that five people on two paddelboards had been caught in an offshore breeze and were struggling to get back to shore.

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Photo: RNLI/Nicholas Leach

Monday 9 May 2022

Bundoran RNLI brings surfer who gets into difficulty at Rossnowlagh to safety

A surfer who got into difficulty at Rossnowlagh Beach on Sunday afternoon (8 May) was brought to safety by the volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI.

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Photo: RNLI/Helvick Head

Thursday 5 May 2022

Helvick Head RNLI responds to false alarm with good intent

Helvick Head RNLI was requested to launch their inshore lifeboat on Wednesday night (4 May) following a report that a swimmer was in difficulty in Dungarvan Harbour.

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Courtmacsherry Lifeboat Crew after arriving back to the Station House at 1am this morning. Photo: RNLI/Courtmacsherry

Thursday 5 May 2022

Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat in major search off the Old Head of Kinsale

At 10:15pm on Wednesday 4 May, Courtmacsherry RNLI were requested to launch to take part in a search off Garrettstown and Garrylucas beaches near the Old Head of Kinsale in West Cork, after members of the public noticed a person swimming alone off shore and an item of clothing was located at the beach some time later.

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Photo: RNLI/Aran Islands

Wednesday 5 May 2022

Aran Islands RNLI respond to medical evacuation on Inis Meáin

At 5.48pm on Tuesday (3 May), the Irish Coast Guard reqiuested the volunteer lifeboat crew to launch their all-weather Severn class lifeboat, to go to the aid of a patient on the neighbouring Island of Inis Meáin.

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Photo: RNLI/Arranmore

Tuesday 3 May 2022

Arranmore RNLI responds to four call outs in two days

Arranmore RNLI's volunteer crew had a busy weekend responding to four call outs in two days.

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Photo: RNLI/Aran Islands

Tuesday 3 May 2022

Aran Islands RNLI carries out double medical evacuation from Inis Mór

At 2.01pm on Bank Holiday Sunday (1 May) the volunteer crew of Aran Islands RNLI were asked by the Irish Coast Guard to launch their Severn class all-weather lifeboat.

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Photo: Lough Neagh Rescue

Tuesday 3 May 2022

Lough Neagh Rescue tasked to reports of a overturned Jetski within the Antrim Bay

At 3:28pm on Monday 2 May, Lough Neagh Rescue lifeboats were tasked by Belfast Coastguard to reports of a overturned Jetski within the Antrim Bay.

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RNLI/Lauren Chambers

Tuesday 3 May 2022

Portrush RNLI launched to reports of a paddleboarder in difficulty

Portrush RNLI was requested to launch by Belfast Coastguard at 7.50 pm on Monday evening (2 May) to reports of a paddleboarder in difficulty between East Strand beach and the Skerries

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