The European Commission is taking action against Ireland for allegedly failing to comply with EU law on the mutual recognition of seafarers’ qualifica(...)

Irish Coast Guard personnel viewing the Rescue 116 wreckage recovery operation at Blackrock, Belmullet, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

A third State agency will investigate the loss of four air crew in the Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 helicopter crash off the north Co Mayo coast in M(...)

Caitriona Lucas, the Irish Coast Guard volunteer who died when a rigid inflatable boat flipped during a search operation at Kilkee, Co Clare

The Irish Coast Guard has said it will not be publishing an external review of its volunteering activities before the Marine Casualty Investigation Bo(...)

Caitríona Lucas, the Coast Guard volunteer who died during a search and rescue operation in Kilkee, Co Clare, last year.

The British Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is reviewing the circumstances surrounding the death of Irish Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas o(...)

The Caribbean Princess: the 290-metre cruise ship was forced to abandon a scheduled visit to Dublin Port at the beginning of August

Bermuda has initiated an investigation into how a “mega-class” cruise ship with almost 4,500 people on board spent nine hours drifting without power (...)

British search and rescue helicopters. A Marine Casualty Investigation Board report into the capsizing of a Galway fishing vessel off Scotland last year has been unable to determine what caused the boat to flood and sink so quickly.  File photograph: Thomas McDonald/MoD Crown Copyright/PA Wire

A Marine Casualty Investigation Board report into the capsizing of a Galway fishing vessel off Scotland last year has been unable to determine what ca(...)

The British Maritime and Coastguard Agency deployed a rescue helicopter from Stornoway to save the five-man crew after the 23-metre wooden vessel Iúda Naofa  started taking water on Monday.  Screengrab: British Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Aran Islands skipper Mairtín “20” Ó Conghaíle is delighted to be marking a big birthday next week - all the more so after spending some unscheduled mi(...)

The Hoegh Osaka, which ran aground in the Solent between Southampton and the Isle of Wight. The 25 crew members have been rescued. Photograph: Gerry Penny/EPA

A car carrier stranded next to a busy shipping lane was grounded deliberately to prevent it from capsizing, its owners have said.The 51,000 tonne Hoeg(...)

The hull of an upturned cargo vessel off the coast of northern Scotland. Search efforts for the eight missing crew members have resumed. Photograph: Wick lifeboat/British Royal National Lifeboat Institution/EPA

A cargo ship has sunk below the water as coastguards continue the search for the eight members of its crew.A major search effort was mounted after the(...)