Browsing articles from "December, 2008"

Currach washed ashore on Crab Island

by Caitriona in  Callouts

At 13.25 , Doolin Coast Guard Unit were called to Doolin Pier.While a currach was being launched it got swept out with the Easterly breeze and washed ashore on Crab Island. No one was onboard at the time. The D-Class was launched and the currach was safely towed back to Doolin Pier. The team then assistd the owner in recovering the currach from the water.

Incident 45/08

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Flare sighted at Quilty.

by Ian in  Callouts

[By Martoni]


At 23:10hrs  MRSC Valentia requested search teams from Kilkee & Doolin Coast Guard units to check out numerous reports of a flare, sighted west of Seafield pier, Quilty. Both units searched their respective areas en-route, and rendezvoused at Seafield pier. There they coordinated the search efforts of the Aran Islands Lifeboat which had also been tasked to the search area. With the area thoroughly searched and nothing found, Valentia MRSC stood down all the units involved at 02:40hrs.

Gardaí from Ennistymon also assisted in the search.

Incident 44/08

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