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Lifeboat News

Photo: RNLI/Tommy Dover

Sunday 13 August 2022

Wicklow RNLI assist two vessels with engine failure

Wicklow RNLI volunteers brought five people to safety during two call outs on Saturday (13 August) after their boats suffered engine failure off the Wicklow coast.

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Photo: RNLI/Youghal

Saturday 13 August 2022

Youghal RNLI lifeboat assists two onboard a 13ft pleasure craft

Youghal RNLI volunteer lifeboat launched to assist two individuals on a 13ft Rigiflex boat that had suffered engine failure approximately half a mile north of Youghal Bridge at Ballynatray on the River Blackwater.

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Photo: RNLI/Stephen Crowley

Saturday 13 August 2022

Three call outs in 24 hours for Skerries RNLI

Skerries RNLI responded to their third emergency in 24 hours yesterday evening (Friday 12 August) when they were tasked by Dublin Coast Guard to stand by a small boat on Donabate strand as it refloated after running aground earlier in the day.

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Photo: RNLI/Carrybridge

Saturday 13 August 2022

Carrybridge RNLI assist eleven people aboard four boats on a busy evening

At 6.33pm on Friday 12 August, Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat, Douglas Euan & Kay Richards was launched at the request of Belfast Coastguard, to a vessel which had got into difficulties in shallow water close to Naan Island.

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Photo: RNLI/Lough Derg

Friday 12 August 2022

Lough Derg RNLI requested to launch to investigate a 25ft boat reported adrift

On Friday morning August 12, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat to launch to investigate a report from a member of the public of a 25ft vessel adrift in Youghal Bay.

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Photo: RNLI/Crosshaven

Thursday 11 August 2022

Volunteer crew from thee RNLI stations assist family of three

Volunteers from Crosshaven, Youghal and Ballycotton RNLI came to the aid of a grandfather, his daughter and grandson who were thrown into the water when their 420 dinghy capsized East of Whitegate Oil Refinery.

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Photo: RNLI/Joe May

Wednesday 10 August 2022

Skerries RNLI assist two men after fishing boat runs aground

Skerries RNLI were tasked in the early hours of Wednesday morning (10 August) by Dublin Coast Guard after they received a call informing them that a razor clam fishing boat had run aground on rocks in Skerries.

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Photo: Nigel Millard

Wednesday 10 July 2022

Ballycotton RNLI rescues six people onboard yacht east of Ballycotton Lighthouse

Ballycotton RNLI rescued six people on a yacht after vessel's propeller was fouled on a lobster pot marker.

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Photo: RNLI/Eleanor Hooker

Monday 8 August 2022

Lough Derg RNLI launched to assist 4 people on 36ft cruiser with engine failure

On Monday evening August 8, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat to launch to assist 4 people on a 36ft cruiser with engine located west of the Corakeen Islands. The skipper had dropped anchor to prevent drift.

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Photo: RNLI/Union Hall

Monday 8 August 2022

Union Hall RNLI called to look for overdue boat with one person onboard

Union Hall RNLI were paged by Valentia Coast Guard and launched at 3.17pm today (Monday 8th August) to reports of an overdue boat, that had left Ring pier, at 10am this morning with one person onboard.

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Photo: RNLI/Tommy Dover

Monday 8 August 2022

Wicklow RNLI launch to two incidents off the Wicklow Coast on Sunday evening

Sunday evening (7 August) saw Wicklow RNLI launch twice, first the inshore lifeboat was tasked to paddle boarders in difficulty, followed by the all-weather lifeboat launching to a report of a yacht with mechanical problems near the Six Mile Point.

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Photo: RNLI/Larne

Sunday 7 August 2022

Larne RNLI assist two sailors in a broken down boat

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Photo: RNLI/Dun Laoghaire

Sunday 7 August 2022

Dun Laoghaire RNLI assists thirteen adults and children on busy summer Sunday

Dun Laoghaire RNLI had a busy Sunday afternoon (7 August), bringing thirteen people to safety with three separate callouts all within a matter of hours.

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Photo: RNLI/Howth

Sunday 7 August 2022

Six people rescued by Howth RNLI on busy Sunday

The volunteer lifeboat crew of Howth RNLI launched both their All-Weather and inshore lifeboats to two separate incidents.

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Photo: RNLI/Charlotte Cranny-Evans

Friday 5 August 2022

Portaferry and Newcastle RNLI launch to stricken fishing boat

Portaferry RNLI was requested to launch by HM Belfast Coastguard to reports of a fishing boat aground on St.John’s point on Friday (5 August). They were joined on scene by Newcastle RNLI with their all weather and Inshore lifeboats.

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Photo: RNLI/Crosshaven

Friday 5 August 2022

Crosshaven RNLI respond to back to back call outs

On Thursday evening (4 August), the volunteer crew at Crosshaven RNLI received two call outs in quick succession.

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Photo: RNLI/Arklow

Thursday 4 August 2022

Arklow RNLI comes to the aid of sailing vessel

The volunteer crew of Arklow RNLI were requested to launch on Tuesday evening (2 August) to go to the aid of a sailing vessel located 1.5 miles North of Arklow.

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Photo: RNLI/Crosshaven

Thursday 4 August 2022

Crosshaven RNLI go to the aid of two people cut off by the tide

Shortly after launching on exercise on Wednesday evening (3 August), Valentia Coast Guard tasked the volunteer RNLI crew at 7.15pm to proceed to Ringabella Bay where two people who had been cut off by the tide attempted to swim across the bay to Fountainstown and one of the casualties found themselves in difficulty.

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Photo: RNLI/Red Bay

Wednesday 3 August 2022

Red Bay RNLI rescues three people from inflatable dinghies swept out to sea

Red Bay RNLI has rescued three people this afternoon (Wednesday 3 August) after their inflatable dinghies were swept out to sea off Cushendall.

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