40 Years Ago
August 15 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of a particularly challenging service for Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat; the disabled yacht Susan Arun.
In storm force 10 the station's 44ft Waveney class lifeboat John F Kennedy (44-002, O.N. 1001) escorted a French trawler to Dun Laoghaire towing the Susan Arun. Coxswain Eric Offer recalled the five hour service at night in raging seas as one of the most awesome of his career.
You can receive alerts directly to your own PC desktop whenever the lifeboat launches on a rescue. The RNLI has a unique 'Virtual Pager' that will tell you whenever a station's crew has received a call on their own paging system.
For operational reasons, there is a delay of several minutes between the the real pager alert and the Virtual Pager going off. We also ask you not to go to the station while an operation is in progress. Click here for more details.