At 23:00 this evening, Skerries Coast Guard were tasked to investigate a report of unusual lights off the coast of Rush, 3 miles south of Skerries. A concerned member of the public had spotted unusual vessel lights in the vicinity of Lambay Island and had contacted the Coast Guard.
The Skerries Coast Guard team conducted a coastal search of the Rush area and nothing further was noted. Other vessels were operating in the area and none reported any difficulties.
Incident #1 of 2013
Remember – if you spot someone in difficulty on the coast, even if you only think that they may be in difficulty, dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard. Your call could save their life.
Coast Guard helicopter & Skerries Coast Guard response vehicle in formation, beside the Balbriggan Harbour Lighthouse
Local website, Balbriggan.info have just added more dramatic photos of our recent rescue display as part of the Balbriggan Community Safety week 2012.
Photos of the Balbriggan Fire Brigade car crash re-enactment are also available.
Members of Skerries Coast Guard with Dublin Fire Brigade personnel at the car crash re-enactment
Skerries Coast Guard – a voluntary coastal rescue unit of the Irish Coast Guard
Remember – if you spot someone in difficulty on the coast, even if you only think that someone could be in difficulty, dial 999 or 112 and ask for the COAST GUARD. Your call could save their life.
Shortly before 23:00 this evening, the Skerries Coast Guard team were tasked to investigate public reports of a red distress flare sighted off the Balbriggan/Gormonston coast. A concerned member of the public in Skerries had sighted the red flare and reported it to the Coast Guard.
The Skerries Coast Guard team immediately conducted a detailed search of the coastline and nothing unusual was found, no further flares were sighted. Visibility in the area was very good with clear skies.
Incident #11 of 2012
Skerries Coast Guard – a voluntary rescue unit of the Irish Coast Guard.
At 20:10 this evening, the Skerries Coast Guard team were just commencing a training exercise on Rush South beach when they spotted a lone red parachute flare deployed nearby in the area of Portrane/Rogerstown estuary. The Skerries team immediately notified the Coast Guard’s Maritime Operations Centre of the distress signal and headed straight to the area, beginning their search within seconds.
The Coast Guard issued a radio Pan Pan alert to all vessels in the area and several vigilent members of the public also contacted the Coast Guard on 999 to report the flare. The Dublin based Coast Guard helicopter was also tasked to conduct a search of the Donabate/Portrane/Rogerstown area.
A thorough search of the area was conducted, involving Skerries Coast Guard, a Coast Guard helicopter (Rescue 116) and several public vessels but nothing unusual was found. With the incident successfully concluded the Skerries team resumed their training exercise.
Incident #6 of 2012
Remember – if you spot someone in difficulty or even if you think that someone could be in difficulty, dial 999 or 112 and ask for the COAST GUARD. Your call could save their life.