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2020 Busy Year For Irish Coast Guard

2020 Busy Year For Irish Coast Guard

In an end of year commentary, the Coast Guard has highlighted, that despite the impact of Covid-19, 2020 has proven to be a relatively busy year. Overall, the Coast Guard coordinated 2643 incidents in comparison with 2490 incidents in 2019.  Activity over February,...
Unusual Fins Appear In Irish Waters

Unusual Fins Appear In Irish Waters

Unusual Fins Appear In Irish Waters Fishermen around the coast should keep an eye out for a strange sight in our waters this winter! A former army ranger has dived into a new challenge – to become the first person to circumnavigate a country by fin-swimming....
Seafarers UK Supports Safety Folder for Fishers

Seafarers UK Supports Safety Folder for Fishers

Seafarers UK is supporting the Safety Folder, a unique safety aid for professional fishers, as it embarks on a campaign to increase its use by fishing boat owners, skippers and crew across the UK. Created by Seafarers UK trustee Robert Greenwood, the Safety Folder is...
Castletownbere RNLI launch to ill fisherman

Castletownbere RNLI launch to ill fisherman

Castletownbere RNLI were launched last night (Tuesday 3rd November 2020) at 22:54 to go to the assistance of a seriously ill fisherman on board a fishing vessel off the West Cork Coast. Castletownbere RNLI lifeboat was tasked by Valentia Coastguard Radio at 22:46 last...