8 July 2012
Lifeboat on the way
Coming alongside the casualty
Helm Colin Knight
Preparing to tow
Heading for Williamstown
Posted in Extant waterways, Ireland, Irish inland waterways vessels, Operations, Shannon, waterways, Waterways management, Weather
Tagged boats, buoy E, Clare, coastguard, Dromineer, Goat Island, Ireland, lifeboat, Lough Derg, Operations, RIB, RNLI, Shannon, The Goat, Williamstown
Unlike Loughs Derg, Erne and Neagh, Lough Ree does not have a Coast Guard approved declared-resource rescue service, although Athlone Sub Aqua Club, Waveline/Quigley’s and no doubt others have provided help to boats in trouble. Now, it seems, Damien Delaney is hoping to set up a formal, approved service, according to the Wesstmeath Examiner.
Posted in Extant waterways, Operations, People, Tourism, Water sports activities, Waterways management
Tagged Athlone, boats, Coast Guard, coastguard, Erne, Ireland, IWAI, Lough Derg, Lough Neagh, Lough Ree, Operations, rescue, Shannon, vessels, waterways
The Irish Times reports that six people and a dog were rescued from a cruiser after it hit Killaloe Bridge. The cruiser was found to be taking in water. Killaloe Coast Guard report here, with photo of the Emerald Star cruiser being beached at Ballyvalley to stop it from sinking.
Posted in Ashore, Extant waterways, Irish inland waterways vessels, Operations, People, Tourism, Water sports activities
Tagged boats, bridge, Clare, Coast Guard, coastguard, collision, dog, Emerald Star, Ireland, Killaloe, Lough Derg, Operations, rescue, Shannon, vessels, Waterways Ireland