Shortly before 21:00 last night, the Coast Guard’s National Maritime Operations Centre received several reports of two red flares near the coast of Balbriggan, about 4 miles north of Skerries. Concerned members of the public had reported two red flares fired in quick succession.
The Skerries Coast Guard team conducted a shoreline based search of the sea area with nothing to report. The Dublin based Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 116, also carried out an extensive at sea search with its infra-red FLIR camera and searchlight. The Clogherhead and Skerries Lifeboats also searched the area with nothing to report. No further action was required and the teams returned to base.
Incident # 25 of 2013