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Safety Notice Issued after Winch Accident
Sailing winch manufacturer Lewmar have issued a safety notice following an accident aboard a 2006 Amel 54 in Jolly Harbour Marina, Antigua while carrying out the lifting operation of a crew member using a self-tailing winch. Currently an investigation is…
Heat Waves Masks the Danger of Cold Water
Unseasonaly warm weather presents a simple danger this weekend, the cold water that many will enjoy. Cold is the greatest causation of drowning in Ireland, sea water temperatures are approximately 10° Centigrade and fresh water is colder than this. The…
Don't Drink and Drown this Sumer - UK Coastguard Issues Warning
At 8.30pm on Friday, Liverpool Coastguard received 999 calls reporting that a 17 foot open boat had broken down with two people on board and was drifting off Harrington. Liverpool Coastguard requested the launch of Workington RNLI all weather lifeboat…
Launching? Check Your Boat Maintenance
With the lighter evenings now approaching and better weather on its way (hopefully!) many boaters will be thinking about getting back out on the water and sailing again. But have you carried out all of the maintenance needed to ensure…
Weekend 'Super Moon' Increases Risk of Strandings
Irish Water Safety is today warning the public of the increased risk to people becoming stranded whilst walking or picking shellfish on our beaches over the weekend. The moon will be at its closest to earth since 1993 on Saturday…
Surveyors Issue Boat Launch Warning
Boat owners are being warned of of the lasting consequences of the winter's big freeze and the possible damage to boats on launching this season. At the most recent meeting of the Irish Branch of the International Institute for Marine…
Coastal Flooding Risk Warns Irish Water Safety
Irish Water Safety has today warned about the increased risk to the public in our current and forecast flood conditions this weekend. Ireland will experience the largest tides this year with Galway being worst hit with a high tide of…
'No Such Thing as Safe Ice' - Irish Water Safety Issues Warning
The Chairman of Irish Water Safety, Frank Nolan is warning the public about the danger of drowning as the current spell of bitter cold weather has resulted in frozen ice over canals, rivers and lakes. Children are especially at risk…
The hidden danger of ice could be lurking right underneath your feet and you won't know it until it's too late. Scientists say it takes several weeks of freezing temperatures in order for ice to be safe enough to walk on,…
Coastal Areas Braced for Flood Risk Tonight
A combination of high tides, high winds and low pressure increase the possibility of coastal flooding, particularly at high tide around midnight on Sunday 7 November and midday on Monday 8 November. A deep low pressure centre is expected to…
Warning to the Public Air Corps Firing Exercises
ComReg launches Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) Registration Website
Personal Locator Beacons, or PLBs, are portable radio transmitters, which aid the Search & Rescue (SAR) emergency services in the detection and location of persons in distress. These devices operate in a similar manner to Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon…
 Dun Laoghaire Yacht Theft - Watch Out, Thieves About!
The boating community has been alerted to a recent theft from a boat at Dun Laoghaire marina. Boaters have been asked to keep an eye out for 'suspicious characters purveying marine equipment. It is understood a 54ft yacht was broken into…
What to Do when Fire Breaks Out Onboard a Vessel?
Last week's news reports into the fatal accident in West Cork showed shocking images of a motorboat engulfed in smoke and flames. The accident has been a reminder to all boat owners of the need to carry out regular fire…
Warning Issued Over Inflatable Toys Being Swept Out to Sea
With the school holidays here, Irish Sea coastguards are encouraging children to stay safe whilst at the beach and along the coast. The UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency issued a statement yesterday saying last month, coastguards in Wales dealt with incidents…
Warning To The Public - Air Corps Firing Exercises
Air Corps firing exercises and Air Defence artillery firing exercises on Tuesday 27th July 2010  From 0900hrs to 1800hrs At Gormanstown, Co. Meath it is dangerous for persons, shipping, livestock or aircraft etc. to be within the danger area while…

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