Doolin Coast Guard team was tasked by MRSC Valentia to assist Ennistymon Gardaí in a search for a person whose car had been found at the Cliffs of Moher. Team members assembled, both boats were launched while other team members began land searches. A body was located and recovered from the water shortly after.
Doolin Coast Guard Team was tasked by MRSC, Valentia to locate and retrieve a 20 person Life Raft that was floating off the coast. The liferaft had been reported by the Customs boat last night with a position given, there were no people on board the life raft and it had been confirmed that it had been lost overboard from a large ship. The Doolin Coast Guard Delta was launched early this morning and carried out searches from Doolin to Mutton Island and five miles off shore. The Shannon Coast Guard helicopter was tasked also. MRSC Valentia updated both rescorces with estimated positions for the liferaft. Doolin Coast Guard boat located the raft and took it on tow and later deflated it and took on board the Delta and returned to Doolin.
by Caitriona in Training
Doolin Coast Guard members were joined by Killaloe Coast Guard and Kilrush and Galway RNLI members for a training exercise in Lahinch. Lahinch Rescue took part also with their D-Class. Following a briefing , mixed teams of IRCG members and RNLI members, took to the water to practice casualty recovery from the boats to the shore while others practiced capsize drills with two other training boats anchored off shore. Once a team had taken their casualty ashore they were taken out to the capsize boats , while Lahinch Rescue stood by with their D-Class.
The excercise was enjoyed by all teams. Thanks to the Killaloe Coast Guard Team who took along their D-Class and to Galway and Kilrush RNLI teams for travelling to take part and also Lahinch Rescue for their assistance.
Coast Guard was tasked by MRSC , Valentia to investigate a fire seen on Mutton Island from Quilty by a member of the public. There was concern that someone might have been stuck on the island. The Shannon Coast Guard Rescue helicopter, Rescue 115 was also tasked to investigate. Nothing was found, the light may have been the work lights of a vessel that was in the area .
Doolin Coast Guard was called to assist when a small boat in Liscannor Pier broke one of it’s mooring lines and was overturned while waves came over the harbour wall.Doolin Coast Guard members took the D-Class to Liscannor and righted the overturned boat.
Doolin Coast Guard Unit assisted the Marine Casualty Investigation Board with their investigation into the sinking of the Lady Eileen off Quilty.
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