Lough Derg RNLI launched in back to back Shouts to vessels suffering engine failure during a thunderstorm

Earlier this afternoon, Friday July 23, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat to launch to assist two people on a 26ft cruiser with engine failure southwest of Illaunmore.   At 3pm the lifeboat Jean Spier launched with helm Eleanor Hooker, crew Keith Brennan, Steve Smyth and Joe O’Donoghue on board. The lake developed […]

Lough Derg RNLI launched to assist a young person with a medical emergency in Dromineer Bay

On Wednesday afternoon, June 30, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat to launch to assist a young person reported to be semi-conscious on a floating pontoon, by Dromineer Harbour.   At 3.43pm the lifeboat Jean Spier launched with helm Eleanor Hooker, crew Steve Smyth, Doireann Kennedy and Chris Parker on board. The winds […]

Lough Derg RNLI launched to assist 2 people on a 32ft cruiser aground by the entrance to Terryglass Harbour, at the northern end of Lough Derg.

On Wednesday evening June 17, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat to launch to assist two people on a 32ft cruiser aground close to the entrance to Terryglass Harbour, at the northern end of Lough Derg.   At 6.48pm the RNLI lifeboat Jean Spier launched with helm Eleanor Hooker, Steve Smyth, Joe O’Donoghue […]

Lough Derg RNLI launched to assist 4 people on a 35ft cruiser with fuel problems above the Goat Road on the eastern shore of Lough Derg

Earlier this evening, Friday June 11, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat to launch to assist four people on a 35ft cruiser with fuel problems. The vessel was reported to be near Navigation Mark F, north of the Goat Road on the Tipperary shore.    At 5.05pm the lifeboat Jean Spier launched with helm Owen […]

Lough Derg RNLI welcomes four local volunteers to the crew

RNLI lifeboat volunteers come from a multiplicity of backgrounds. And though some may have no previous maritime experience before they enrol, this is not an issue as the RNLI provide a comprehensive and rigorous programme that equips trainees to meet all necessary requirements to be crew on a lifeboat. Being an RNLI lifeboat crew is […]

Dr. Christine O’Malley appointed Lifeboat Operations Manager at Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Station

On January 8 this year, Dr. Christine O’Malley was appointed volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager at Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Station, following the retirement of Liam Maloney. As Lifeboat Operations Manager, Christine will now be responsible for managing all operational activities at the lifeboat station, as well as authorising the launch of the lifeboats.     […]

Lough Derg RNLI appeals to businesses to be local lifesaving ambassadors in their community

Lough Derg RNLI is appealing to businesses in the community to become RNLI local ambassadors by sharing key water safety advice to help keep people safe.   On average, 175 people lose their life around the coast of Ireland and the UK each year. Tragically, these deaths are accidental. But together, the RNLI and the […]

Lough Derg RNLI assists three people on an 18ft motor boat in Portumna

Lough Derg RNLI was requested to launch yesterday afternoon (Sunday 2 February), by Valentia Coast Guard to reports of three people in difficulty on an 18ft motor boat in Portumna, at the northern end of Lough Derg.   At 3.49pm, the inshore B-Class lifeboat Jean Spier launched with volunteer crew Eleanor Hooker as helm, Lian […]

Lough Derg RNLI rescue two people on a 35ft cruiser with engine failure

Lough Derg RNLI was called out today (Monday 2 September) to assist two people whose cruiser had suffered engine failure close to Mount Shannon.   At 12.43pm the Atlantic 85 lifeboat Jean Spier was launched with volunteer crew Lian Knight, Stephen Smyth and helm Owen Cavanagh onboard. Winds were south westerly, force 4/5 and visibility was poor. […]

Lough Derg RNLI rescues man on 18ft boat that sustains engine failure at Mountshannon Harbour

Lough Derg RNLI came to aid of man whose 18ft boat got into difficulty yesterday evening (Tuesday 30 July) having sustained engine failure by Mountshannon Harbour on the Clare Shore. At 7.10pm, the inshore lifeboat was launched at the request of Valentia Coast Guard with volunteer Helm Eleanor Hooker and crew members Ger Egan, Chris […]

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