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Small boat out of fuel

by Caitriona in  Callouts

At 18.51 the team were tasked to assist a boat out of fuel off Inisheer.The vessel in difficulty did not know their exact location. The Boat crew launched , taking extra fuel with them,while other members tried to locate the boat from land, along the coast. Within fifteen minutes the vessel was located about 2 miles North East of Inisheer. Four of the five people on board were taken on the Doolin boat while they refueled.  One of the Doolin crew stayed on board the small vessel with the coxain and they were accompanied back across Galway Bay to Spiddal.

Incident 11/09

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Overdue Divers at Kilkee

by Caitriona in  Callouts


At 13.30  Doolin Coast Guard were tasked to assist in the search for seven  divers in Kilkee Bay. They had been reported overdue by their club boat crew. Doolin Coast Guard members proceeded to Kilkee with the Doolin Boat by road. Kilkee Marine Rescue and Kilkee Coast Guard Unit were tasked locally. The Shannon based Coast Guard Helicopter, Rescue 115, was called to assit and the Air Corp Fisheries Patrol Casa plane also proceeded to the incident site.


Shortly after, all of the divers were located by the Air Corp plane and two of the divers were recovered safely by Rescue 115 and the other five were taken back aboard the Athlone Subaqua Club boat.

The divers had been carried by strong currents away from their intended dive area.

Incident 10/09

  • Eddie O'Donnell:

    Powerful leadership under tremendous pressure
    As a diver, I would just would like to congratulate all the emergency services for their
    Work and rapid response, although no eminent danger was involver in this particulate occurrence, the emergency services were outstanding, also acknowledgment must be giving to the DOD Mr. Liam Sherringham for his very powerful leadership under tremendous pressure, his coolness emulated any fear amounts the divers, hats off to Liam on that, and well done, because of his skills there were no casualties on the day, so the Athlone Sub Aqua Club moves on, this is only a chapter in history, soon to be forgotten.

    ? Who would have done any better on the day; we can all be knockers on dry land?

  • C:

    As one of the divers involved at the weekend i just want to say thank you to all rescue services that were involved in the incident in Kilkee on Saturday last. Much appreciated.

    I think the service that you and all rescue services provide is without doubt essential to all users of the sea.

    Again many thanks

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