Team members have been delivering the Safety on the Water – Angling Safety Guidelines booklets to local fishing and angling supplies shops. The booklet is an excellent resource for anyone planning a fishing or angling trip , either from shore or by boat, those starting out or those with experience . It covers all aspects of safety while fishing and advice on dangers posed by changing tides, PFD’s, wading, tide and waves, boating advice and what to do in the event of an emergency , from engine failure, someone falling in the water, electrocution ( electricity arcing from wires to fishing rods ) , boat capsize, getting a tow , calling for help, helicopter rescue etc and safety equipment .
The booklet also includes a detachable form to join the Yacht and Boat Safety Scheme – it’s free and could help save a life ! The completed form can be returned to the Irish Coast Guard , with a recent photo of your craft and other details. The Maritime Rescue Centre will hold details of the craft for three years , the form will then need to be renewed or details will be removed from MRC records.
The booklet has been produced by the Marine Safety Working Group and it’s aim is to communicate safety information and messages to endeavour to reduce accidents and to prevent loss of life at sea.
by Caitriona in Training
A photo from last nights climbing training at Ballyreen.
Doolin Coast Guard members have visited Lahinch and Fanore National Schools in the past week to talk to the children about water safety
by Caitriona in Callouts
Doolin Coast Guard team was tasked by MRSC, Valentia, to assist the HSE Ambulance Service and The Cliffs of Moher Rangers with an incident South of the viewing platform . A visitor had suffered a severe leg injury along the cliff path and needed to be stretchered from the area to the ambulance.
by Ian in Callouts
Doolin Coast Guard Unit were tasked on both Sunday and Monday to two Medivacs from Lahinch Football field. The crew secured the field and assisted the HSE ambulance crew with access to the site and transfer of the casualties. Both the Coast Guard helicopter and the Aer Corps Air Ambulance were involved on the respective days.
Incidents 21/14 and 22/14
Doolin Coast Guard members displayed some equipment and talked to children about water safety at an event in Lahinch. The Ennistymon Fire and Rescue Service also took part.
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