Latest Rescues

Fouled prop No. 59/2013

Station:  DUN LAOGHAIRE             23/11/2013  Lifeboat No:  ON1200 GIN: DUB2427/13
Launch:  14:00  Return:  17:00  H/W:  14:54
Type of casualty:  FISHING VSL     FISHING VESSEL (COMMERCIAL)
Cause of Service:  FOULED PROP
Wind:  NW   Force: 2    LIGHT BREEZE  Visibility:  GOOD          Sea:  SLIGHT        Weather:  PART CLOUDY

ALB launched at request of CG to fishing vessel with fouled prop.  Towed vessel to Dun Laoghaire
Coal Harbour and assisted it to berth. Tow was uneventful.

 

Kitesurfer in difficulty No. 58/2013

Station:  DUN LAOGHAIRE             09/11/2013  Lifeboat No:  D-731  GIN: DUB2365/13
Launch:  13:40  Return:  14:20  H/W:  15:43
Type of casualty:  KITEBOARD       KITEBOARD
Cause of Service:  SAIL FAILURE
Wind:  WNW  Force: 4    MODERATE BRE  Visibility:  GOOD          Sea:  CHOPPY        Weather:  PART CLOUDY

The ILB was tasked by the Coast Guard to assist a Kite Surfer in trouble between the Bull wall and
the causeway. After a search of the area the casualty was found to be ashore.

 

Kitesurfer in difficulty No. 57/2013

Station:  DUN LAOGHAIRE             26/10/2013  Lifeboat No:  D-731  GIN: DUB2300/13
Launch:  16:06  Return:  16:45  H/W:  16:24
Type of casualty:  KITEBOARD       KITEBOARD
Cause of Service:  SAIL FAILURE
Wind:  SW   Force: 5    FRESH BREEZE  Visibility:  GOOD          Sea:  CHOPPY        Weather:  CLOUDY

ILB tasked to North Bull following reports of kite surfer in difficulty. On arrival found surfer
had made own way to shore. CG Rescue heli R116 landed on beach, applied first aid for hypothermia and removed person to hospital. ILB returned to station.

 

Dinghy in difficulty No. 56/2013

Station:  DUN LAOGHAIRE             06/10/2013  Lifeboat No:  D-731  GIN: DUB2196/13
Launch:  13:05  Return:  13:55  H/W:  11:50
Type of casualty:  SAIL DINGHY     SAILING DINGHY
Cause of Service:  SAIL FAILURE
Wind:  SSW  Force: 4    MODERATE BRE  Visibility:  GOOD          Sea:  SLIGHT        Weather:  PART CLOUDY

Whilst on excercise, the ILB came to the assistance of a 'Moth' hydrofoil sailing dinghy. The ILB
escorted the 'Moth' to safety.

 

Disabled powerboat No. 55/2013

Station:  DUN LAOGHAIRE             05/10/2013  Lifeboat No:  ON1200 GIN: DUB2182/13
Launch:  12:15  Return:  13:30  H/W:  12:18
Type of casualty:  POWERED BOAT    POWERED BOAT
Cause of Service:  MACHNRY FAIL
Wind:  SW   Force: 3    GENTLE BREEZ  Visibility:  GOOD          Sea:  SLIGHT        Weather:  PART CLOUDY

The ALB was tasked by the Coast Guard to a motor boat which had engine failure near the Kish Light
House. When the ALB reached the casualty they had managed to restart their engine. The Lifeboat
then escorted the motor boat to Dun Laoghaire Marina.

 

Fire on fishing-boat No. 54/2013

Station:  DUN LAOGHAIRE             04/10/2013  Lifeboat No:  ON1200 GIN: DUB2177/13
Launch:  10:45  Return:  13:30  H/W:  10:49
Type of casualty:  FISHING VSL     FISHING VESSEL (COMMERCIAL)
Cause of Service:  MACHNRY FAIL
Wind:  WSW  Force: 5    FRESH BREEZE  Visibility:  GOOD          Sea:  SLIGHT        Weather:  PART CLOUDY

The ALB was tasked by the CG to a distress from the fishing vessel, reported with an
engine fire onboard, position off Bray Head. The fire was extinguished by the fishing boat's crew, and with electrical and hydraulic failure, was totally disabled.  The ALB towed the vessel back to Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

 

Disabled powerboat No. 53/2013

Station:  DUN LAOGHAIRE             29/09/2013  Lifeboat No:  ON1200 GIN: DUB2145/13
Launch:  13:50  Return:  14:45  H/W:  19:37
Type of casualty:  POWERED BOAT    POWERED BOAT
Cause of Service:  MACHNRY FAIL
Wind:  E    Force: 4    MODERATE BRE  Visibility:  GOOD          Sea:  CHOPPY        Weather:  PART CLOUDY

ALB launched at CG request to broken down boat south of Poolbeb LH.  When ALB arrived on scene
casualy vessel had been taken in tow by Dublin Pilot boat, which towed it back to Poolbeg YC, ALB
stood by.

   

Disabled powerboat No. 52/2013

Station:  DUN LAOGHAIRE             29/09/2013  Lifeboat No:  D-731  GIN: DUB2145/13
Launch:  13:40  Return:  14:48  H/W:  19:37
Type of casualty:  POWERED BOAT    POWERED BOAT
Cause of Service:  MACHNRY FAIL
Wind:  E    Force: 4    MODERATE BRE  Visibility:  GOOD          Sea:  CHOPPY        Weather:  PART CLOUDY

ILB  launched at CG request due to possibility that the casualty might be in shallow water.  On
arriving on scene casualty vessel was in tow by Dublin Pilot boat, which recovered it to Poolbeg
Yacht club.

 

Object in water No. 51/2013

Station:  DUN LAOGHAIRE             27/09/2013  Lifeboat No:  D-731  GIN: DUB2129/13
Launch:  19:16  Return:  19:57  H/W:  17:14
Type of casualty:  OBJECT          OBJECT IN THE SEA
Cause of Service:  DEBRIS
Wind:  SSE  Force: 3    GENTLE BREEZ  Visibility:  GOOD          Sea:  SMOOTH        Weather:  PART CLOUDY

The ILB was tasked by the C/G to investigate a report of an object in the water off Sorrento Pt. After a search of the area the object was located and identified as a fish-box. The ILB then returned to base.

   

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