Browsing articles from "July, 2011"

Boat Crews Train on new boat

by Caitriona in  General/Notices


Doolin Coast Guard Boat crews received some training on their new Delta RIB today by Paul Davies of Sea Training International.



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New Delta RIB Arrives

by Caitriona in  General/Notices

Doolin Coast  Guard took delivery of their new 9m Delta RIB this evening. The boat will replace the current 7.9m Delta RIB . The new boat will have a better capability in bigger seas and will also be capable of travelling faster.

The boat is one of four new boats that the Irish Coast Guard have allocated to Coast Guard Stations on the West and North West Coasts. The current Doolin Coast Guard boat will  be stationed in Costello Bay , Ros a Mhíl.

The boat was transported by road from the UK to Doolin. On arrival at Doolin, it was lowered from the trailer by O’Briens Builders of Miltown Malbay who provided the crane.



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Quilty Curragh Races

by Caitriona in  General/Notices

Doolin Coast Guard attended the Quilty Curragh Races today. A Coast Guard D- Class boat and crew was on the water for the event while also training in the area. Along with local boats, curraghs and rowers travelled from other parts of Clare and Kerry and Connemara.

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Activated EPIRB

by Caitriona in  Callouts

Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked by MRSC , Valentia to investigate an EPIRB ( Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) transmitting a signal near Quilty at 22.25. Some members went to the location and confirmed that the EPIRB on a vessel alongside Quilty Pier had activated accidentally. Team reported to MRSC and stood down.

Incident 22/11

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Medivac from Inis Oírr

by Caitriona in  Callouts

The Inis Oírr Coast Guard Team, now part of Doolin Coast Guard Unit were tasked today by MRSC , Valentia. They  assisted in taking a casualty to the Shannon Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter , Rescue 115.  The casualty was then airlifted to Galway University Hospital.  Well done to the new members on Inis Oírr.

Team stood down

Incident 21/11

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