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RNLI/Coast Guard Rescues
#61
(23-06-2013, 10:51 AM)Brigade Wrote:
(22-06-2013, 10:01 AM)Sporty Wrote: Big operation. Olympic rowers are except from wearing PFDs so id say anyone who was ib the drink was treading water until they were rescued.


It was a big operation allright but a lot of confusion. Only one boat sank and all the crew were stayed with it . All the rest of the boats made it to shore and no one was actually declared missing . One big group thought they were marooned on an island but they were actually on a spit of land.
Some amount of resources mobilised though....


Big area of water. Be asking some questions
how many safety boats were working it
was there TR made with Valentina
Did rowing boats have any coms or safety equipment. No excuse for not having a lightweight floating VHF radio.
If an event excempts lifejackets you should have boats in sight at all times and be ready to rescue.
Hopefully mcib do a full report.
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#62
From the DCD Facebook Page

Quote:While covering a swim at the Bull Wall this afternoon, DCD were asked for assistance by the lifeguards on Dollymount beach. One of our 3 boats present, Raven 1 ( the Malahide RIB) responded to the call. On arrival it was found to be a Kite surfer in difficulty, he had become entangled in his lines and was drifting out to sea. The Lifeguards had responded with a kayak, the lifeguard assisted the casualty to get free from his lines and they and all equipment were taken aboard the RIB and returned safely to shore. The RIB then returned to cover the swim. A good days work by all involved.
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#63
Right place right time, well done
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#64
Lads, just a note to spare a thought for the crew of Rescue 111 who crashed in Tramore, County Waterford on this day 14 years ago.

It was the very first nightshift that was on duty to provide 24 hour cover to the south east of Ireland. The were coming back after helping a stricken vessel when they aborted landing 3 times at Waterford airport due to heavy fog.

They eventually decided to try land nearby at the beach in Tramore but hit a sand dune which resulted in the crash which killed all 4 souls on board. Two pilots, a winch op and Winchman.

RIP.
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#65
(02-07-2013, 07:36 PM)MRX Wrote: Lads, just a note to spare a thought for the crew of Rescue 111 who crashed in Tramore, County Waterford on this day 14 years ago.

It was the very first nightshift that was on duty to provide 24 hour cover to the south east of Ireland. The were coming back after helping a stricken vessel when they aborted landing 3 times at Waterford airport due to heavy fog.

They eventually decided to try land nearby at the beach in Tramore but hit a sand dune which resulted in the crash which killed all 4 souls on board. Two pilots, a winch op and Winchman.

RIP.


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#66
RIP to that crew! 14 years flies.
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#67
Was so shocking at the time and still is. Such a dangerous job that current crews still do all for the public
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#68
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#69
(03-07-2013, 02:24 AM)Hooch Wrote: Go Mairidís Beo mo chairde

That Others May Live. My GF knew one of the crew.
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#70
R.I.P and crazy that the dollymount Lifeguards are forced to use a kayak instead of the usual Ribs they are provided for fear it will be robbed like the one in howth. Also seems to be a spike in female mental health cases the Lifeguards are dealing with this season . So different to when i did it 19
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#71
(03-07-2013, 04:03 AM)amboman bobby Wrote: R.I.P and crazy that the dollymount Lifeguards are forced to use a kayak instead of the usual Ribs they are provided for fear it will be robbed like the one in howth. Also seems to be a spike in female mental health cases the Lifeguards are dealing with this season . So different to when i did it 19


They have a rib was just out of action last weekend.
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#72
There was a pretty damning investigation into it all wasn't there? Mad stuff like no one working at the airport except one fire officer at the time of call if I can remember . And wasn't there some issue or criticism of the lifeboat as well. Can't recall exactly.

Brave men. Hopefully they will not be forgotten. RIP.
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#73
(03-07-2013, 10:40 PM)Brigade Wrote: There was a pretty damning investigation into it all wasn't there? Mad stuff like no one working at the airport except one fire officer at the time of call if I can remember . And wasn't there some issue or criticism of the lifeboat as well. Can't recall exactly.

Brave men. Hopefully they will not be forgotten. RIP.


No controllers in Waterford to activate the transponders etc.

Crew not familiar with the area.

Lifeboat that was tasked was an inshore boat with no radar. As such they had great difficulty in locating the vessel. 248 then had to provide top cover for the inshore boat until ballycottons offshore arrived. By that stage the heli was low on fuel and routed to Tramore to attempt a landing on the beach. The fog was terribly thick and the outcome we now all know.

There was more to the whole incident but that's the run down. The heli didn't actually strike a sand dune in flight but that, and more, is for a high stool some day.

As long as us in the ES remember the day, the lads will never be forgotten.

RIP lads.
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#74
Yeah remember more of it now, wasn't there a issue over the Dauphin not being suitable as well??
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#75
Believe there was big pressure on the IAC to go 24 hour cover with the SAR back then and rush it in
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#76
Quote:Video: Coastguard involved in dramatic cliff rescue in Howth



The Irish Coast Guard Cliff Rescue Unit based at Howth Harbour were scrambled around 9.30 pm Friday evening.

A MAN who tried to climb a cliff in North Dublin had to be rescued by the coast guard after he became stuck on a dangerous ledge.

The person who was rescued had tried to climb a cliff from a beach at Whitewater Brook but became stranded, unable to move up or down, mid-cliff.



Fifteen members of the cliff unit were on-scene within 10 minutes of the call, and a 50m mid-cliff rescue completed quickly.



The casualty was recovered to the cliff-top and had no injuries.

The Coast Guard said they would remind the public to call 112 or 999 and ask for Coast Guard when they even think somebody may be in danger on the cliffs, coast, beaches, or at sea.

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#77
What a fine bunch of handsome devils.
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#78
Great work from The Coastguard cliff rescue team. Sporty just as a matter of interest, and having had some minor involvement with the film crews for "firefighters" do Coastguard personnel have to inform or get the permission of casualties before publishing the rescue footage? Not having a go or anything, just interested in the different protocols of each organisation re: media coverage and filming of incidents etc.
We trained hard ... but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.
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#79
I think one part of prorocol is that the casualties identity is not shown unless agreed.
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#80
Thirty people on board the tall ship Astrid have been rescued off the Cork coast.

A major emergency operation got under way after the Dutch training vessel hit rocks and began taking on water.

The RNLI and coastguard responded to the situation at Oysterhaven, near Kinsale.

There were strong winds in the area at the time.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/0724/464385-...ip-astrid/.
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