Coast Guard

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Search for missing Coast Guard helicopter crew in  Co Mayo: mechanical failure is the peril most feared by helicopter crews because of its severity. While a twin-engined passenger jet can fly on one engine, the failure of a key helicopter component  often proves fatal. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The three most common causes of helicopters crashing are pilot error, lack of fuel, and mechanical failure. The probability of pilot error being a fa(...)

File image of Caitríona Lucas, who died  during a search operation at Kilkee, Co Clare.

The husband of a Coast Guard volunteer who died during a search operation has said he has taken comfort from resuming his own search and rescue duties(...)

Coast Guard volunteer Catríona Lucas, who died during a rescue mission off the coast of Co Clare this year

There was a marked increase in the number of lives saved by the Irish Coast Guard in 2016, with 405 people rescued from perilous situations, official (...)

 Three fishermen were rescued from a sinking boat about 32km off the west Cork coast on Monday evening. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Three fishermen were rescued from a sinking boat about 32km off the west Cork coast on Monday evening. A lifeboat from Courtmacsherry came to aid of (...)

Members of the Coast Guard and  RNLI during the Bray Air Display. The Coast Guard responded to 2,628 incidents during 2014, a 3 per cent rise on the previous year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The Coast Guard had it busiest year for more than a decade in 2014.It said rescuers responded to 2,628 incidents during the year - a 3 per cent rise o(...)

Rev Dr Stewart Jones of Donemana Presbyterian Church near Strabane, Co Tyrone  died after getting into difficulties while diving off the St John’s Point Donegal coast yesterday.

A man has died in a diving incident off Co Donegal yesterday.Gardai and emergency rescue services said the 57-year-old man from Co Tyrone was diving w(...)

The sea churning under the Baily Lighthouse on Howth Head as a walker takes to the beach on Sandymount during post-Christmas 2013 storms. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Met Éireann has issued an orange weather warning as an Atlantic storm is set to lash the country with heavy rain and gale force winds this weekend.Coa(...)

The Coast Guard Sikorsky S92 helicopter for the east coast region. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Conor KaneA search resumed this morning (Thursday) off the southeast coast for a man who was reported missing when he didn’t return home from work yes(...)