Browsing articles from "May, 2014"

New Boat Trailer

by Caitriona in  General/Notices


Doolin Coast Guard has recently taken delivery of a new boat launch trailer . The new trailer is designed specifically for the weight and size of the  boat . The trailer was designed and manufactured in England by SBS Trailers with input from Doolin team members and some additional work on the top frame completed by local engineering company, Paraic  Howley. There is an hydraulic winch and a new frame that makes boat recovery in rough conditions easier than the previous trailer design.


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Person in the Water at Blackhead

by Caitriona in  Callouts

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Doolin Coast Guard team was tasked at 21.13 by MRSC, Valentia , to an incident at Blackhead , North of Doolin. The alarm was raised when a child fell into the water close to Blackhead Lighthouse where a number of people had been fishing. The team assembled and the Delta RIB was  launched while other team members rushed to the scene by road. The Shannon Coast Guard Rescue helicopter had also been tasked. On prompt arrival at the location the boy was located quickly and recovered from the water to the boat where CPR was initiated before the child was transferred to the Coast Guard helicopter and airlifted to Galway University Hospital. Galway RNLI was also tasked to the incident and the Killkee Coast Guard team responded and were enroute to the incident as they were training South of Doolin at the time .


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Scoil Mhuire Transition Years visit

by Caitriona in  General/Notices


Transition Year students from Scoil Mhuire Ennistymon visited Doolin Coast Guard Station today. Team members showed them the equipment and vehicles and spoke to them about the Irish Coast Guard.

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