Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat crew on familiarization exercise with new Irish Coast Guard Search & Rescue Helicopter

Sunday September 16, crew from Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Station were one of the rescue services invited on a familiarization exercise of the new Sikorsky S-92, with four crew from the Irish Coast Guard Search & Rescue Helicopter team, based at Shannon. Crews from the Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Station, Limerick Marine Rescue and The […]

Search Underway on Lough Derg after damaged boat discovered

A search is underway on Lough Derg for the owner of a boat that was discovered upturned and damaged in the Youghal Bay area last night near Garrykennedy. The RNLI lifeboat and others resumed the search this morning. Navy and Garda Divers have been notified and the local Lough Derg Sub Aqua Club S&R unit […]

On Sunday July 15 Volunteers from Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Station had a major exercise that lasted from 2pm until 6pm.

Huge thanks to Angus Levy from Shannon Castle line cruise hire company, who very kindly made one of his cruisers available to the station for the exercise, and got involved himself. RNLI Crew Member Owen Cavanagh allowed us to use his yacht ‘Charlie’s Angels’ and taught crew about de-rigging a yacht under sail. Nick Theato, […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat was launched to assist 3 persons aboard a 32ft cruiser whose engine overheated and failed.

On Sunday July 8 Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat was requested by Valentia Coast Guard to assist 3 persons on board a 32ft crusier that was in danger of grounding on the Goat Road, south of Bellevue Point, after its engine had dangerously overheated.  The skipper of the cruiser switched off his engine to prevent an […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat assisted 3 teenagers in difficulties off Garrykennedy

At 12.55hrs today, April 3, Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat was requested to launch by Valentia Coast Guard, to assist three persons in difficulty in their 14ft sailing dinghy off Garrykennedy. The lifeboat launched at 13.10 with helm Peter Clarke, Lian Knight and Ben Ronayne on board.   Winds were north north-west, F6 gusting 7 with […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat goes to the assistance of 5 persons on board a vessel on rocks and taking on water

At 09.35hrs Sunday October 16, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat, Toshiba Wave Warrior, was requested by Valentia Coast Guard to go to the assistance of 5 persons, on board a 37ft cruiser on rocks and which was now taking on considerable amounts of water. The cruiser Laura was standing by, but was unable to get close […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat assists three persons on board a vessel broken down and adrift on Lough Derg

Friday September 16th Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat assists three persons on board a vessel broken down and adrift on Lough Derg At 19.31hrs on Friday September 16, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat, Toshiba Wave Warrior, was requested by Valentia Coast Guard to go to the assistance of 3 persons, on board a 28ft motor boat, that […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat called for assistance on Sunday

On Sunday morning Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat goes to the assistance of a vessel flying a distress flag close to Terryglass Harbour at the Northern end of the lake At 10.45hrs on Sunday morning, August, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat, Toshiba Wave Warrior, went to the assistance of 4 persons on board a 40ft cruiser that […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat tows a 24ft motor cruiser to safety after if suffers engine failure, to the public harbour at Garrykennedy.

On Sunday afternoon, April 17, Lough RNLI Derg lifeboat Toshiba Wave Warrior rescued five persons and their two dogs on board a 24ft motor cruiser, after their vessel suffered engine failure, off Whitegate on Lough Derg On Sunday afternoon, April 17, Lough RNLI Derg lifeboat Toshiba Wave Warrior rescued five persons and their two dogs […]

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