Latest Rescues

Motorboat off Dalkey No. 23/2013

Station:  DUN LAOGHAIRE             07/06/2013  Lifeboat No:  ON1200 GIN: DUB0853/13
Launch:  15:18  Return:  16:20  H/W:  11:50
Type of casualty:  POWERED BOAT    POWERED BOAT
Cause of Service:  MACHNRY FAIL
Wind:  ENE  Force: 2    LIGHT BREEZE  Visibility:  EXCELLENT     Sea:  SMOOTH        Weather:  CLEAR SKY

Motor boat ran out of fuel near Muglins, towed to Dun Laoghaire marina by ALB

 

Fouled prop No. 22/2013

Station:  DUN LAOGHAIRE             04/06/2013  Lifeboat No:  ON1200 GIN: DUB0819/13
Launch:  17:13  Return:  18:05  H/W:  22:07
Type of casualty:  POWERED BOAT    POWERED BOAT
Cause of Service:  FOULED PROP
Wind:  E    Force: 2    LIGHT BREEZE  Visibility:  GOOD          Sea:  CALM          Weather:  PART CLOUDY

Sunseeker motor boat fouled prop on lobster pot at forty foot. Towed to Dun Laoghaire marina. 

 

Hovercraft in difficulty No. 21/2013

Station:  DUN LAOGHAIRE             02/06/2013  Lifeboat No:  D-731  GIN: DUB0798/13
Launch:  17:55  Return:  18:20  H/W:  20:08
Type of casualty:  HOVERCRAFT      HOVERCRAFT
Cause of Service:  MACHNRY FAIL
Wind:  SE   Force: 3    GENTLE BREEZ  Visibility:  GOOD          Sea:  CHOPPY        Weather:  PART CLOUDY

Towed a broken down hovercraft from Seapoint Bay to the safety of Dun Laoghaire harbour.

 

Boat aground No. 20/2013

Station:  DUN LAOGHAIRE             02/06/2013  Lifeboat No:  D-731  GIN: DUB0792/13
Launch:  15:46  Return:  16:04  H/W:  20:09
Type of casualty:  SAIL DINGHY     SAILING DINGHY
Cause of Service:  GROUNDING
Wind:  SE   Force: 3    GENTLE BREEZ  Visibility:  GOOD          Sea:  SLIGHT        Weather:  PART CLOUDY

Whilst on exercise tasked to Maidens Rock for open boat aground with two pob. Stood down en route
when another vessel assisted to refloat.

 

Kayak in difficulty No. 19/2013

Station:  DUN LAOGHAIRE             01/06/2013  Lifeboat No:  D-731  GIN: DUB0770/13
Launch:  11:00  Return:  11:40  H/W:  08:27
Type of casualty:  CANOE/KAYAK     CANOE/KAYAK
Cause of Service:  CAPSIZE
Wind:  SSW  Force: 4    MODERATE BRE  Visibility:  GOOD          Sea:  SLIGHT        Weather:  PART CLOUDY

MOP reported a capsized kayak off Bulloch with one person struggling in water. ILB attended and
recovered man and kayak and brought to safety at Bulloch Harbour. No medical assistance proved
necessary.

 

Powerboat off Bray No. 18/2013

Station:  DUN LAOGHAIRE             26/05/2013  Lifeboat No:  ON1200 GIN: DUB0726/13
Launch:  18:59  Return:  19:25  H/W:  12:02
Type of casualty:  POWERED BOAT    POWERED BOAT
Cause of Service:  MACHNRY FAIL
Wind:  SW   Force: 3    GENTLE BREEZ  Visibility:  GOOD          Sea:  SMOOTH        Weather:  PART CLOUDY

Request from Dublin coastguard to go to the assistance of a small inflatable with 4 pob broken
down in Dalkey sound. Whilst enroute ALB noticed a small inflatable with 2 adults and 2 small
children motoring around north of the position given by the coastguard. ALB went over to the
inflatable and asked them if they had engine trouble earlier and they said that they had hit a
plastic bag which had sheared the shear pin in their gearbox. Alb was stood down and returned to
station

 

Dismasted yacht No. 17/2013

Station:  DUN LAOGHAIRE             25/05/2013  Lifeboat No:  ON1200 GIN: DUB0705/13
Launch:  12:40  Return:  12:50  H/W:  11:15
Type of casualty:  YACHT NO ENG    YACHT
Cause of Service:  SAIL FAILURE
Wind:  NW   Force: 4    MODERATE BRE  Visibility:  GOOD          Sea:  SLIGHT        Weather:  PART CLOUDY

Request from Dublin coastguard to go to the aid of a dismasted yacht in Dalkey sound. ALB was stood
down by coast guard just after launching as a local sailing club rescue rib went to the yachts assistance.

   

Fouled prop No. 16/2013

Station:  DUN LAOGHAIRE             15/05/2013  Lifeboat No:  ON1200 GIN: DUB0634/13
Launch:  09:48  Return:  10:43  H/W:  14:54
Type of casualty:  FISHING VSL     FISHING VESSEL
Cause of Service:  FOULED PROP
Wind:  NW   Force: 6    STRONG BREEZ  Visibility:  GOOD          Sea:  CHOPPY        Weather:  PART CLOUDY

MFV fouled prop and was being towed top port by a sister MFV which was taken over by ALB and berthed at coal quay.

 

Person drowning No. 15/2013

Station:  DUN LAOGHAIRE             13/05/2013  Lifeboat No:  D-731  GIN: DUB0620/13
Launch:  15:02  Return:  15:48  H/W:  13:29
Type of casualty:  PRS WATER       PERSON IN WATER
Cause of Service:  DROWNING
Wind:  W    Force: 6    STRONG BREEZ  Visibility:  GOOD          Sea:  SLIGHT        Weather:  PART CLOUDY

Recovered a body close to the end of the inside of the E Pier..

   

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