Browsing articles from "May, 2008"

Congratulations to Caitriona and Zac

by Admin in  General/Notices

Congratulations to Caitriona (Coast Guard and SARDA member) and Zac (SARDA search dog)

Caitriona and Zac qualified as a novice search dog team at the weekend, and are now on the callout list of SARDA Over the last two and half years they have been training and were assessed by SARDA England, SARDA Wales and SARDA Northern Ireland. Thanks to Zacs accension there are currently two dog teams in SARDA Ireland and hopefully there will be more by the end of the year.

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Boat with Loss of Power

by Caitriona in  Callouts

18th May 2008

Doolin Coast Guard were notified of a small fishing boat with engine trouble beneath the Cliffs of Moher. The Delta went to their location and at that time they had got under way again and later returned safely to Doolin Pier

Incident 13/08

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SAR Games 2008

by Admin in  General/Notices

Two Members of the Doolin Unit who recently took part in the annual Coast Guard SAR Games in Howth, were sucessfull in winning the Kirwin Cup. Brian McMahon and Ray Murphy are pictured here receiving the cup from Mattie Shannon, Area Officer of the Doolin Unit.

  • Cara:

    Congratulations on your win!!!

    I am keeping my beady eye on you Brian, by the way I love the tie!!

Pan Pan

by Caitriona in  Callouts

13th May

While on a boat training session the Doolin Unit Delta responded to a Pan Pan in Galway Bay. They were stood down while on route 

Incident 12/08 

New Blog for the Doolin Unit

by Admin in  General/Notices

Welcome to the new blog of the Doolin Unit of the Irish Coast Guard. With contributions from various team members, we will endeavour to keep everybody updated on developments and call outs. Please feel free to leave comments.

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Capsized boat in Galway Bay

by Caitriona in  Callouts

4rth May 2008

Doolin Unit was called to search for a rib in Galway Bay. The people had fallen overboard and had been rescued but the boat had still been running. The boat was later found on a beach.

Incident 11/08

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