All safe and well in sailing yacht rescue

By Dan Walsh Rosslare Harbour RNLI lifeboat responded to a request from the Irish Coast Guard at 2.27pm on Tuesday to assist a 44-foot-long sailing yacht with three people on board after it developed mechanical difficulties. The lifeboat was launched at 2.45pm and reached the scene in Ballytrent Bay at 2.55pm. The sea was roughContinue reading “All safe and well in sailing yacht rescue”

4 rescued outside Wexford Harbour

By Dan Walsh Four people were rescued by crews of Wexford and Rosslare Harbour RNLI after their 16-foot boat suffered engine failure outside of Wexford Harbour shortly after 5pm yesterday (Tuesday) evening. Rosslare Harbour RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat under Coxswain Eamonn O’Rourke and four other crew members onboard, was first on scene. The Kilmore Quay HarbourContinue reading “4 rescued outside Wexford Harbour”

Fishing boat towed ashore

By Dan Walsh Rosslare Harbour RNLI came to the aid of a man after his 16-foot inflatable fishing boat got into difficulty off Ballytrent Beach on Tuesday. The volunteer crew were requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat by the Irish Coast Guard shortly before 6pm and made its way to the scene. Weather conditions atContinue reading “Fishing boat towed ashore”

Rosslare lifeboat rescues sailors

By Dan Walsh Rosslare Harbour RNLI came to the aid of two sailors last Thursday after the all-weather lifeboat was requested by the Irish Coast Guard at 3.20am and went to the aid of two people after their 10-metre yacht got into difficulty off the Wexford coast. The lifeboat under Coxswain Eamonn O’Rourke and withContinue reading “Rosslare lifeboat rescues sailors”

Award for brave Rosslare RNLI hero

By Dan Walsh Former Rosslare RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, David Maloney has been awarded a Commendation from the Operations Director of the RNLI for his role in a rescue in September 2016, where his actions saved the life of a woman trapped in a cabin on a yacht which had been dashed on rocks inContinue reading “Award for brave Rosslare RNLI hero”

Fishing boat in distress off Wexford coast

By Dan Walsh Rosslare RNLI lifeboat responded to a local fisherman located 10 miles north of Rosslare Europort after he reported that his boat was taking on water rapidly at 9.40am yesterday (Saturday). The volunteer crew arrived on the scene and passed over the salvage pump to help remove the water from the boat, butContinue reading “Fishing boat in distress off Wexford coast”

Rosslare RNLI to receive honour for hurricane rescue

By Dan Walsh The brave lifeboat crew at Rosslare Harbour RNLI, who carried out a rescue during ‘Storm Ophelia’ (October 16th, 2017) that saw three lives saved in hurricane conditions, will receive an award from the RNLI for the service. The Coxswain Eamonn O’Rourke will receive the Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum andContinue reading “Rosslare RNLI to receive honour for hurricane rescue”

Kilmore and Rosslare feature on BBC 2

By Dan Walsh Volunteer RNLI lifeboat crews from Kilmore Quay, Rosslare Harbour and Dunmore East will feature in the popular BBC 2 television series Saving Lives at Sea on Tuesday, October 12th. Real life rescue footage gives a frontline view of how the charity’s lifesavers risk their own lives as they go to the aidContinue reading “Kilmore and Rosslare feature on BBC 2”