Browsing articles from "July, 2013"

First Aid at Pier

by Caitriona in  Callouts


doolinMembers of the Doolin team were tasked by Life Guards stationed at Doolin Pier to assist with a casualty that was injured by a Dolphin while swimming in the area. They assisted with First Aid while waiting for the ambulance. Later casualty was taken to Limerick by Ambulance.

Incident 24/13

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Major Incident Exercise

by Caitriona in  Training

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Doolin Coast Guard Unit took part in the Coast Guard Major Incident Exercise in Galway Bay . The mass casualty evacuation exercise was co ordinated by MRSC, Valentia . Doolin Coast Guard and Costelloe Bay Coast Guard boats, the LE Eithne , the LE Niamh, The Aer Corp AW277 and Casa Maritime Patrol aircfraft, the Aran All weather Lifeboat, the Galway RNLI RIB, Shannon Coast Guard and Sligo Coast Guard S92 Rescue  helicopters,the HSE,  Garda Helicopter, and 50 Army personell who acted as casualties.

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Boat on Tow

by Caitriona in  Callouts


The Doolin Coast Guard team was tasked by MRSC , Valentia to assist a boat just off Mutton Island.  The boat had been about to anchor when it’s prop became tangled in fishing gear. The Doolin Coast Guard Delta took the boat on tow into Quilty Pier. The Doolin Coast Guard D-Class launched from Quilty and made sure no fishing gear was in the Deltas way as they made their approach into Quilty in darkness with the boat on tow. The boat had been on a passage around Ireland having left Liverpool last Friday .

Incident 23/13

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