Doolin Coast Guard unit was tasked by MRSC Valentia to investigate a report from a concerned person. Three men had boarded a small dinghy with no lifejackets on at Gleninagh pier, south Galway bay area. A team was dispatched by road to the area, they sighted the dinghy one km. off shore and attempted to make contact with the persons on board. No contact was made, after observing the dinghy and crew, who were fishing, a report was passed to MRSC Valentia. A decision was made not to intervene. Team returned to base and stood down.
At 14.12 , Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked by MRCC, Valentia to a reported incident off Inish Mór, also tasked was the Aran Islands Lifeboat, Shannon based Coast Guard Helicopter and Costello Bay Coast Guard Unit. A member of the public , on Inis Mór, had reported seeing a small aircraft crash land into the water off the Island towards Rossaveel.The Helicopter and all boats went to the area and carried out extensive searches of the area. Nothing was found and all teams were stood down.
by Caitriona in Training
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Doolin Coast Guard members participated in winching exercises with Shannon Based Coast Guard Helicopter crew off Crab Island. The helicopter crew practiced a number of lifts with Coast Guard boat crew from the water.
At 17.44 , Doolin Coast Guard Unit were tasked to go to Lahinch by MRCC Valentia. There had been a report of a small boat with 4 persons on board, in danger of washing onto the rocks at Lahinch. Team members went immediately to Lahinch while others assembled at Doolin Coast Guard Base and crew launched the Delta Rib . The D-Class was taken by road to Liscannor where they would launch and assist if required.When Coast Guard personnel arrived on scene at Lahinch the boat was making it’s way away from the shore and back to Liscannor. The Coast Guard Helicopter , Rescue 115 Helicopter had been tasked but stood down. Coast Guard stayed on scene until the boat reached Liscannor Pier. The Delta returned to Doolin and team stood down.
The Team after Climbing Assessment
by Caitriona in Training
Doolin Coast Guard Unit joined The Aran Islands Lifeboat, The Shannon based Coast Guard Helicopter, Inish Oirr Airport Fire Brigade and Emergency personnel from the Island for a simulated plane crash off Inish Oirr. The Doolin Coast Guard Delta boat crew began searching for two casualties, reported to be in the water approximately one mile north of the Island. The Aran Island Lifeboat and the Helicopter also proceeded to the area.The casualties were located and taken back to the pier to the waiting emergency personnel. Doolin Coast Guard boat returned to base after a very successful training exercise.
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