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Some useful information regarding the use of Jetski's (Legislation & Guidelines) from Waterways Ireland, updated June 13th 2021. ... See MoreSee Less

Mon Jul 26th, 2021  ·  

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Killaloe Coast Guard unit tasked twice this Sunday evening.At 15:25hrs the unit were requested to launch and travel to Youghal Bay where a vessel pulling a wake boarder was passing too close to other vessels and swimmers in the area.The crew located the vessel in Garrykennedy Harbour and spoke with the skipper making him aware of the complaints and the dangers of operating a wake board close to swimmers and other vessel's. At 17:00hrs the crew stood down and returned to base. One hour later just after 18:00hrs the unit were again requested to locate Jetski's who were putting swimmers in danger between Ballina slipway and Killaloe Bridge.Killaloe unit Officer in Charge spoke with the individuals involved and made them aware of the speed restrictions in the area and the dangers operating Jetski's close to swimmers. At 18:30hrs the unit were stood down. ... See MoreSee Less

Sun Jul 25th, 2021  ·  

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Sat Jul 24th, 2021  ·  

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**Call-out **Killaloe Coast Guard unit respond to two separate requests from An Garda Siochana to assist with Jetski's putting swimmers in danger in the Ballina/Killaloe area and then to a powerboat speeding close to swimmers in the O'Briensbridge area.At 18:30hrs the team were paged and requested to launch their rescue boat from Pier Head Killaloe. The crew launched at 18:45hrs and stopped all Jetski's in the Killaloe area, the vessels were requested them to return to Ballina slipway where An Garda Siochana were on hand to address the issues reported by concerned members of the public.At 19:40hrs the crew were stood down and returned to base.At 20:00hrs the crew were retasked by MRSC and requested to travel to the O'Briensbridge area with their D.class rescue boat and prepare to launch.An Garda Siochana and Killaloe Coast Guard Officer in charge were on scene and looking for a powerboat who had been speeding close to the swimming area.On arrival the rescue boat did not need to launch and the boat crew was stood down and returned to base.At 21:00hrs all crews were back at base and equipment made ready for our next call.Incident 32/2021 ... See MoreSee Less

Fri Jul 23rd, 2021  ·  

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