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Posts from the ‘Killaloe Coast Guard Unit’ Category

11
Aug

Cruiser Hits Rocks Near Scarriff Bay.

Valentia Coast Guard Marine Rescue Sub Centre received a call from a member of the public that a 28ft Cruiser seemed to be in trouble in Scariff Bay Area. Initially there was limited information available except that cruiser appeared to be in trouble (Stuck on rocks) The vessel had been sighted by another vessel , with which Lough Derg Coast Guard Radio at Valentia  were in communication. 
11
Aug

Dinghy Sighted with No One on Board

Killaloe Coast Guard Unit Report by member of the public regarding an abandonded Dinghy..the Officer in Charge  received a phone call with report of an abandoned dinghy (suitable for one adult) in the Ballina Slipway area (full of water). Member of public was concerned. The OiC reported the incident to Valentia, After enquiries - the dinghy had in fact been sighted punctured on Friday 10/08/
5
Aug

Brian Boru Tri Challenge 2012

Killaloe Coast Guard Unit Whilst covering the Brian Boru Triathlon  came across a swimmer in difficulty. The swimmer was assisted by crew and taken to Two Mile Gate from where the First Aid team took over. The swimmer had traveled from Australia and was jet lagged so could not cope with the swim, but was found to be in stable condition. 14/2012 05/08/2012 12:00noon Weather conditions good
3
Aug

Body Recovered on Lough Derg

after a long and extensive search involving the Garda Water Unit, The RNLI, Killaloe Coast Guard Unit, Irish Coast Guard Helicopter from Shannon, Mountshannon Search & Rescue, Tipperary Civil Defence, Lough Derg Sub Agua and Limerick Sub Agua. A body was recovered from the scene of an overturned speed boat this evening by Killaloe Ballina Search & Recovery Divers. The remains were taken by
3
Aug

Capsized Speed Boat on Lough Derg

Killaloe Coast Guard was tasked by MRSC Valentia Coast Guard Radio Station to a report of an upturned speed cruiser in the Garrykennedy area. The Unit quickly responded along with the RNLI Lifeboat from Dromineer and the Irish Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter from Shannon. The craft was identified and all efforts by the Gardai failed to contact the owner. An extensive search of the area was
24
Jul

Marine Notice for Lough Derg

MARINE NOTICE 85 of 2012 SHANNON NAVIGATION Lough  Derg – Southern End Tinarana Bay Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that a shallow patch has been reported approx 200m southwest of the Red porthand mark, on the western shore, at the north end of Tinarana Bay . Masters are requested to navigate with due caution. 24/07/2012
21
Jul

Cruiser aground on Lough Derg

Pagers were activated by Valentia MRCC Coast Guard at 16.59, Killaloe Coast Guard Unit responded and assembled at base just as Valentia stood the call down. Incident involved a Cruiser that had ran aground just off Tinaranna House, the skipper contacted Valentia of their situation and was then assisted by a passing boat which resolved the issue. 12/2012 16:59 21/07/2012
11
Jul

Cruiser towed to safety

Killaloe Coast Guard Unit was tasked by Valentia Coast Guard Radio Station after a member of the public contacted the Unit's OIC Joe Doolan that a sports cruiser was made fast to a navigation marker number 1234 and that the craft had engine problems, the persons on board had already been taken to the shore by another vessel, The Killaloe Coast Guard Unit responded by launching the rib and
11
Jul

Sea Plane False Alarm

Killaloe CGU was tasked as a result of a transmission on VHF Ch 16 by a sea plane in Lough Derg area. After OiC had investigated it was found to be a false alarm due to a faulty VHF set. 10/2012 11/07/2012
20
Jun

Sea Kayak Solo Around Ireland

On June 4th of June departed his family home town of Cobh, Co. cork and is attempting to Sea Kayak Solo Around Ireland in under 35 days.  To meet his target he will have to cover an average of 30miles per day spending up to 12 hours in my trusty boat battling strong currents and gusting winds. In his kayak he will carry all of the equipment he will need for the entire journey including