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Irish Lifeboats

Latest Lifeboat News

The latest news and from the lifeboat services of Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland.

Lough Neagh Rescue tasked to a vessel with gearbox damage with one person on board

At 3:25pm on Friday 30 July, Lough Neagh Rescue were tasked to a 21ft cruiser approximately 1mile off the battery harbour.


Waterford City River Rescue launch to a suspected incident near Rice Bridge

At 1:04am on Friday 30 July, Waterford City River Rescue CRBI were tasked by the Irish Coast Guard to a suspected incident in the area of Rice Bridge with the Waterford City Fire Service, An Garda Siochana and Rescue 117.


Helvick RNLI rescue three kayakers stranded on rocks at Kilmurrin Cove

Volunteer lifeboat crew from Helvick Head RNLI in Waterford, rescued three kayakers stranded on rocks at Kilmurrin Cove on Wednesday afternoon (28 July) when a sudden squall capsized one of the kayaks and the group were forced onto the rocks as conditions rapidly deteriorated.


Skerries RNLI respond to reports of paddle boarders in difficulty

Skerries RNLI were tasked by Dublin Coast Guard this afternoon (Wednesday 28 July) following a 999 call from a member of the public reporting paddle boarders in difficulty in Rush harbour.


Enniskillen RNLI respond to two callouts in one afternoon at Castle Archdale

On Tuesday afternoon, Enniskillen RNLI, volunteer lifeboat crew came to the aid of a person who was knocked from their Whaley boat, followed by a callout to assist a cruiser struggling in challenging conditions in the Castle Archdale area.


Ten people rescued by Lough Neagh Rescue over the weekend

Volunteers from Lough Neagh rescue launched three times of the weekend bringing ten people to safety.


Skerries RNLI rescue two adults and two children in inflatable kayak

Skerries RNLI rescued two adults and two children on Sunday (25 July) afternoon after their inflatable kayak had been pulled out to sea by strong currents.


Baltimore RNLI launch on back to back calls

Baltimore RNLI were called out on back to back calls in West Cork on Sunday night (25 July).


Busy day for Cahore Inshore Rescue Service volunteers

Sunday 25 July proved to be a busy day for the volunteers of the Cahore Inshore Rescue Service volunteers.with two call outs assisting a boat with engine failure and going to the aid of a person in an inflatable. 


Four call outs in 24 hours for Lough Swilly RNLI

If ever the importance of a constant state of readiness was underlined then a single 24 hour period this week has been a reminder of this for the volunteer lifeboat crew at Lough Swilly RNLI.


Portrush RNLI launched to reports of a motorboat broken down at Portballintrae

Portrush RNLI was requested to launch by Belfast Coastguard on Saturday afternoon (24th July) at 2.58pm to a report of a boat in difficulty just off Portballintrae.


Late-night callout for Wicklow RNLI to assist sailors

Wicklow all-weather lifeboat RNLB Joanna and Henry Williams launched shortly after 11pm tonight (Friday 23 July) following a Coast Guard pager alert, to investigate reports of a yacht in difficulties off the Wicklow Coast.


Larne RNLI rescue three kayakers in the water near Muck Island

Larne RNLI were requested to launch by Belfast Coastguard yesterday (23 July) to reports of a pan pan alert of people in the water near Muck Island of Islandmagee after their kayak had overturned.

Waterford City River Rescue launch to vessel taking on water

On Friday afternoon (23 July) volunteers from Waterford City River Rescue CRBI were requested to assist with a vessel taking on water at The Tower Marina.