This evening, the Skerries Coast Guard team were tasked to provide assistance to two vehicles stuck in sand on Gormanston Beach. Using our 4WD response vehicles, both trapped vehicles were safely recovered from the beach. Sand conditions on long, exposed beaches such as Gormanston, Co Meath can always change from one tide to the next.
Remember – if you spot someone in difficulty on the coast call 112 and ask for the COAST GUARD. Your call could save their life.
This morning shortly before 05:00 the Skerries Coast Guard team pagers were activated for an incident at Skerries harbour. The team were tasked to assist with the arrival of a yacht under tow into Skerries harbour. Howth lifeboat had the stricken yacht under tow for some time and was making for Skerries harbour.
Conditions at Skerries were challenging with strong NW F8 gusts and patches of driving rain. The Howth lifeboat successfully delivered the yacht to the harbour pier and the Skerries Coast Guard team completed the final positioning and berthing. All aboard the yacht were ok and unscathed by their ordeal.
Remember – if you spot someone in difficulty dial 112 and ask for the COAST GUARD. Your call could save their life.
This evening, the Skerries team were tasked to investigate reports of a jetskier in difficulty near Skerries harbour. Several vigilant members of the public had contacted the Coast Guard on 999 having spotted the person in difficulty in the water. The Coast Guard’s National Maritime Operations Centre immediately tasked the Skerries Coast Guard team along with the Skerries ILB. Fortunately, a local boat onscene in the harbour area was able to render immediate assistance and bring the person to safely to shore, no further action was required.
Remember – if you spot someone in difficulty on the coast dial 999 or 112 and ask for the COAST GUARD. Your call could save their life.
The Skerries Coast Guard team were recently tasked to investigate a false ELT/EPIRB alert several miles inland from Skerries. The Dublin based Coast Guard helicopter had detected the false alert during a training flight and passed the coordinates to the Skerries Coast Guard team for further investigation.