Browsing articles tagged with " Liscannor"

Upturned Watercraft

by Caitriona in  Callouts

At 22.00 , The Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked by MRCC Valentia to an incident at Lahinch. A small upturned watercraft was seen about 400m off the shore at Lahinch. The team assembled , some went to Lahinch and others took the D-Class boat by road to Liscannor where the boat was launched. In the meantime a swimmer made himself known to Coast Guard Personnel in Lahinch and explained that he had been out with the  kayak a short time earlier. He had fallen off  and let go of the kayak as he felt he was being  pulled out, he then left the kayak and swam into shore. The boat crew retrieved the kayak and took it into Lahinch Beach. The team returned to base.

Incident 23/10

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Barrels washed ashore

by Caitriona in  Callouts

 On Saturday, 09 May at 19-25 hours MRSC Valentia tasked the Doolin Coast Guard team to investigate a report from a member of the public that barrels containing toxic substances were washed up at two locations, one was at Lahinch beach and one at Clahane, west of Liscannor Pier.  Search teams were dispatched, containers were located and contents examined. They were later transported  to Coast Guard Rescue Center, Doolin.  They were safely stored until collection by Clare Co. Council officials on Monday.

Incident 13/09

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Small Boat aground

by Caitriona in  Callouts

At 17.15 , Doolin Coast Guard were called to assist in the recovery of a boat that had come loose at Liscannor Pier and washed ashore at Bartrá.On arrival at the pier , a local boat was going to the stricken vessel.  Doolin D-Class crew and boat were ready to launch if they needed  assistance. Other members of Doolin Coast Guard were across the bay at Bartrá where the boat was aground. Some time later both vessels returned to the Pier. After helping to recover the stricken boat, Doolin Coast Guard stood down at 19.30

Incident 07/09

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Boat washed ashore

by Caitriona in  Callouts

At 9.26 a.m. a member of the public alerted Doolin Coast Guard to a small rib washed ashore off Kilmacreehy near Liscannor. Members of the Coast Guard went immediatley to the scene and MRCC set off the Doolin Unit pagers. The D-Class boat was launched from Liscannor pier. Coast Guard members lifted the boat off the rocks and it was then towed by the D-class back to Liscannor Pier. The boat is believed to have broken from it’s moorings at Liscannor Pier during the previous nights bad weather.

Incident 32/08

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Boat towed to Liscannor Pier

by Caitriona in  Callouts

On Sunday 31-08-08 at 15-00 Doolin Coast Guard unit was tasked to investigate a small boat left on anchor off Clahane. The owner of the boat had earlier swam ashore after engine failure and left the boat on anchor, but the tide was filling and there was a danger the boat would break it’s mooring as it was in the surf off Clahane. The Doolin Coast Guard D-class boat was launched at Liscannor pier and proceeded to Clahane. On arrival, the crew came along side the stricken boat and took it on tow back to Liscannor pier. The incident took one hour.

Incident 30/08

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Search and Recovery

by Ian in  Callouts

Ennistymon Gardaí tasked Doolin Coast Guard Unit at 01:20hrs this morning to assist with a search for a missing man at Ballyheragh, Liscannor. While en-route to the incident, Gardaí informed the officer in charge, that the casualty had been located at the base of a 40 meter cliff in that area. Some team members descended the cliff and were preparing for the evacuation of the casualty when the Shannon based Coast Guard Helicopter arrived on scene. With an in-coming tide it was decided that the helicopter should be used to evacuate the casualty.
In poor light, and working close to the cliff face, the crew of Rescue 115 had to exercise caution to safely carry out the winching operation. With the casualty on board the aircraft they returned to Shannon Airport, a doctor and H.S.E. Paramedics pronounced the man as D.O.A. The Doolin Coast Guard stood down at 04:52hrs

Incident 17/08

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