An RNLI lifeboat on the south-east coast of Ireland. Established 1847.

News and Shouts 2017


19th March 2017
24 meter trawler Enlarge.
A tow was returning from the fishing grounds, one 24 meter trawler was towing another who had suffered engine failure. The lifeboat crew were requested to take over the tow when it arrived off St Patricks Bridge and bring the trawler with five crew aboard into the Harbour at Kilmore Quay. The volunteer lifeboat crew set of to meet up with the trawlers at 8.30pm, the tow was passed over to the lifeboat a half mile East of the Little Saltee Island. With the trawler in tow, course was set to cross St Patricks Bridge and then down the transits and into the harbour. The trawler was safely alongside the quay wall by 11pm.
4th March 2017
30 foot pot boat Enlarge.
The Volunteer crew were page again at 8:40am, a 30 foot pot Boat with 2 people on board, weather conditions favourable with rain. The pot boat was hauling pots 3 miles to the East-Southeast of Kilmore Quay when it encountered mechanical problems, the lifeboat was alongside the casualty a short time later and passed a tow rope and towed it back to Kilmore Quay Harbour.
3rd March 2017
The volunteer crew were paged at 7:55pm, Rosslare Harbour lifeboat were out on exercise when they were ask to check on a yacht with 3 people on board that was having electrical problems. The wind was force 4 to 5 from the South-South East. The Rosslare Harbour lifeboat located the yacht a mile to the South of Carnesore Point. The Yacht was making her own way towards Kilmore Quay, due to the fact that the weather was fresh and the yacht's engine had stopped once, it was decided that the Rosslare Lifeboat would escort the yacht towards Kilmore Quay and that the Kilmore Quay lifeboat would make her way to the yacht and take over from the Rosslare lifeboat. Kilmore Quay lifeboat and the yacht arrived into Kilmore Quay at 9:35pm with the yacht berthing in the marina.
January 2017
first aid course Enlarge. first aid course Enlarge.
A number of volunteers underwent Casualty Care Course at the lifeboat station for 8 nights/afternoons spread over two weeks. The course instructor was Trevor Stevens(kneeling), who had travelled over from RNLI Headquarters.
7th January 2017
24 meter trawler Enlarge.
The volunteer crew were paged at 12:38pm a 24 meter trawler with 4 people on board was being towed back by another boat from the fishing grounds with engine trouble. The lifeboat was requested to finished off the tow by bring the trawler into the harbour. The lifeboat met the trawlers a mile to the North of the Saltee Island in foggy conditions, the tow was passed to the lifeboat and the trawler was alongside the quay wall a short time later.

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