3 rescued from yacht off Hook Head

By Dan Walsh Three people on board a yacht stranded one and a half miles north-west of Hook Head were rescued by the crew of Dunmore East RNLI late last Thursday night. Alerted by the Irish Coast Guard, the volunteer lifeboat crew were called into action late last night at 11.43pm to assist the threeContinue reading “3 rescued from yacht off Hook Head”

Fishing boat rescued off Hook Head

By Dan Walsh Three men on board a 12-metre fishing vessel were rescued by Dunmore East RNLI this morning after they got into difficulty at sea. The volunteer crew were paged at 9.30am following a notification from the Irish Coast Guard that a fishing vessel required assistance south east of Hook Head. The casualty vesselContinue reading “Fishing boat rescued off Hook Head”

Brave lifeboat volunteers honoured

By Dan Walsh Coxswains of three Irish lifeboats in the South East -Eamonn O’Rourke (Rosslare RNLI), Eugene Kehoe (Kilmore Quay RNLI) and Roy Abrahamsson (Dunmore East RNLI) were amongst lifesavers from across the British Isles and Ireland invited to join His Royal Highness (HRH) The Duke of Kent at St James’s Palace, London, last FridayContinue reading “Brave lifeboat volunteers honoured”

Sea search for missing man off Wexford coast

By Dan Walsh A 40-miles sea search from Land’s End to Rosslare involving Irish and Welsh RNLI lifeboats and helicopter services from Waterford and Wales took part in a daylong search for a missing person today. It’s understood a man may have gone overboard from a Stena Line sailing from Cherbourg to Rosslare Europort thisContinue reading “Sea search for missing man off Wexford coast”

Engine failure vessel rescued at sea

By Dan Walsh Arklow RNLI came to the aid of two people on Monday following a call out request at 3.45pm from the Irish Coast Guard to assist a vessel which had lost propulsion some miles south of Arklow. In fair seas with a light easterly breeze, the all-weather Trent class lifeboat made its wayContinue reading “Engine failure vessel rescued at sea”

RNLI seeks new shop volunteers

By Dan Walsh The RNLI is looking for new shop volunteers to join its lifesaving teams at Courtown, Wexford and Kilmore Quay and just like the charity’s lifeboats, the RNLI’s retail team need a dedicated volunteer crew -people of all ages and abilities – who can give a little time to help save lives atContinue reading “RNLI seeks new shop volunteers”

RNLI crews to receive Medals for Gallantry

By Dan Walsh The RNLI will present three lifeboat crews in the South-East with gallantry awards for their role in a rescue last October that saved nine lives and prevented a 100-metre cargo vessel, carrying 4,000 tonnes of coal, from hitting rocks at Hook Head. The Coxswains of Dunmore East RNLI, Kilmore Quay RNLI andContinue reading “RNLI crews to receive Medals for Gallantry”

Stay safe on the coast and inland waters

By Dan Walsh The RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard are expecting a busy May Bank Holiday weekend on the coasts and inland waters, with more people enjoying the warmer weather and the brighter evenings. People are asked to plan for any water based or coastal activities by taking some simple steps. The call comesContinue reading “Stay safe on the coast and inland waters”

24-ft yacht brought to safety at Arklow

By Dan Walsh A 24-foot sailing yacht with one person on board was brought to safety by the Arklow RNLI Lifeboat Ger Tigchlearr after running aground at Clogga Bay, just north of Kilmicheal Point on the Wexford/Wicklow border, on Tuesday afternoon. The Irish Coast Guard requested the launch of Arklow RNLI at 4.26pm and theContinue reading “24-ft yacht brought to safety at Arklow”