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April 25, 2011

Pollution Averted as Barge Sinks on Lough Derg

by KCG Admin

Killaloe Coast Guard Unit was tasked by Valentia MRSC to a 60′ Barge that was sinking at its mooring on Lough Derg. The Killaloe Coast Guard Unit dispatched two vehicles with crew and salvage pumps by road and the rescue boat “DALTON” was sent to place anti-pollution booms to avoid pollution to Lough Derg.

After many hours it was obvious that even with four pumps and a slurry tank the barge had

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