Joint Exercise at Clogherhead CG & Incidents – 14th August 2013

Clogherhead CG 14 July 2013

This evening, members of the Skerries Coast Guard team accepted an invitation from their neighbouring station of Clogherhead Coast Guard to attend a joint training exercise at Clogherhead.

During this exercise, the Clogherhead CG team were tasked to assist with a casualty injured on a headland near the station. Members of the Skerries Coast Guard team assisted Clogherhead CG with the successful extraction and treatment of the casualty.

Incident # 17 of 2013

Meanwhile, shortly before 22:00 the remaining Skerries Coast Guard team back at the Skerries CG base were paged to investigate reports of red flares sighted North of Balbriggan. The team conducted a coastline search of the area with nothing to report. Both the Skerries and Clogherhead lifeboats were also tasked to investigate the flare reports. No further action was required and the team returned to base.

Incident # 18 of 2013

Joint training exercise with Clogherhead Coast Guard

This evening the Skerries team were joined by the Clogherhead Coast Guard team for a training exercise. The exercise took place at the Drumanagh Headland, south of Loughshinny village and involved a missing persons scenario.

The exercise was completed successfully and enjoyably, with all teams locating their “missing persons” and providing appropriate medical treatment and extraction techniques.

The Skerries Coast Guard team will shortly be paying a return visit to Clogherhead for another joint exercise in the near future.