Killaloe Coast Guard
Killaloe Coast Guard unit respond to a 3rd Call-out in 24hrs.
At 16:30hrs Saturday evening the crew were tasked to assist a 30 foot sail boat with a damaged sail and drifting close to Scilly Island. on Lough Derg.
A boat crew launched from Pier Head Killaloe with four crew on board. Damien Madden, Colm Spain, Pat O'Connell and Niall Devery.
Once on scene a crew member was transferred the causality vessel
The two occupants of the vessel were safe and well and wearing life jackets.
An assessment was carried out of the damaged sail and with conditions on scene challenging for the crew the vessel was taken on tow to Montshannon Harbour where a shore team was on hand to assist in the safe mooring of the vessel.
Once the vessel was secured the crew assisted the owner to lift the damaged sail from the water and secure it on shore.
All crew were then stood down and returned to base at 19:30hrs.
Today's incident was the units 5th emergency call in the last 6 days.
Well done to all our volunteers who give up valuable family time to assist people who need assistance.
If you need assistance or see someone in difficulty please call 999/112 and ask for the Coast Guard. ... See MoreSee Less
Sat Sep 19th, 2020 ·
Killaloe Coast Guard unit respond to two separate calls on Friday evening.
Call 1: The unit were alerted at 6pm to a vessel that had broken its moorings south of Killaloe Bridge.
On arrival a crew member was transferred the vessel and secured it while a tow line was been set up on board the rescue boat.
While the crew were preparing to tow the vessel a second vessel got into difficulty North of Killaloe on the Clare shore of Lough Derg.
The crew were immediately Re-tasked to respond to the second vessel in distress.
The crew were along side the causality vessel within five minutes of been tasked and found the two persons on board safe and well and wearing life jackets.
The 27 foot vessel had lost engine power and was drifting into shallow water.
A crew member was transferred on board and a tow line was set up, the vessel was taken on tow back to Killaloe where a shore team was on hand to assist in the safe mooring of the vessel.
Once the unit completed the task the boat crew returned to the first vessel and secured it back to its original mooring south of Killaloe Bridge.
At 21:30hrs all crews were back at base and equipment was made ready for our next call. ... See MoreSee Less
Fri Sep 18th, 2020 ·
Killaloe Coast Guard unit respond to back to back Call-outs this Sunday evening.
Call-1 at 16:30hrs the unit were tasked to a vessel taking on water with 4 crew on board North of Scilly Island, also tasked were Lough Derg Lifeboat and R115 from Shannon.
On arrival R115 was overhead the vessel and both rescue boats made contact with the causalities.
The vessel was taken on tow by Killaloe Coast Guard but on assessment of the causalities it was decided to drop anchor and remove all 4 causalities to the Coast Guard rescue boat and transport them to Two Mile Gate where they were assisted by NAS paramedics.
Killaloe Coast guard returned to the vessel and took it on tow back to Killaloe, at 7.55pm the unit returned to base.
Within 15 minutes the unit were tasked for a second time to the same area after a vessel with three adults and three kids on board lost engine power, with darkness closing in the crew wasted no time relaunching the rescue boat, Within 10 minutes the crew reached the causality vessel, all on board were safe and well and wearing life jackets.
The vessel was taken on tow back to Killaloe where a shore team was on hand to assist in the safe mooring of the vessel.
At 10.30pm the unit stood down and returned to base. ... See MoreSee Less
Sun Sep 13th, 2020 ·