This morning, the Skerries Coast Guard team conducted a large scale, multi Coast Guard Unit search exercise in the area of Rush. This scenario based exercise began shortly after 9am at the South beach, and after an initial briefing all search teams departed to their allocated search areas. Weather conditions in the area were excellent with good visibility reported.
This year, eight members of the Skerries Coast Guard team once again joined thousands of others across the country for the annual Pieta House Darkness into Light 5km on Saturday 9th May.
This year, the town of Skerries hosted its first ever Darkness into Light, with the route starting and finishing at Red Island, beside the Skerries Coast Guard station. Starting just after 4am, the 5km route meandered through the village before arriving back along the South Strand for a memorable sunrise over the Skerries Islands.
For more information on the annual Darkness into Light event visit www.dil.pieta.ie. For information on the work of Pieta House and the vital services they provide please visit their website www.pieta.ie
Skerries Coast Guard – a voluntary rescue unit of the Irish Cost Guard
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.
Skerries Coast Guard were tasked today to investigate a report of a fishing vessel which had swamped at Skerries harbour. Unfortunately the vessel, which was moored alongside the harbour quay, was swamped by the incoming tide during the night. The Skerries Coast Guard team inspected the harbour area and no pollution was noted. The Coast Guard’s Sikorsky helicopter later performed an aerial observation of the area and nothing further was observed.
Skerries Coast Guard – a voluntary rescue unit of the Irish Coast Guard
Remember – if you spot someone in difficulty along the coast, dial 999 or 112 and ask for the COAST GUARD. Your call could save their life.