Incident 29/15. The CG control room were contacted about a person in need of assistance at Whitewater Brook Cliffs. The unit's Cliff Rescue team were tasked ralong CG Rescue 116, Howth Rnli lifeboat and Dublin Fire Brigade. Sadly the person was deceased. Condolences to the person's family.
Incident 27/5. Report of missing surfer in Dublin Bay. Initial Response Team from Howth tasked along with CG units from Dun Laoghaire and Rescue 116 joined Dun Laoghaire RNLI in search. Considered false alarm, good intent.
Incident 28/5. Early morning Flare Call in Malahide. Initial Response Team investigated, nothing to report.
Incident 25/15 Boat assisted to shore by Coast Guard Boat
Incident 26/15 Surf Board washed up on Jameson Beach, Howth.
We ask water users who lose equipment like kayaks, surf boards,liife jackets etc to report them to the Dublin Coast Guard Control Centre at 01 6620922. This can save a search being launched unnecessarily and help us reunite lost equipment.
April 14th. Assistance to Gardai. Initial Response Team Tasked. Incident 23/15.
April 17th. CG Community Water Safety Team Visit to St Fintan’s National School, Sutton.
April 20th. Person stuck in mud Baldoyle. Full Team Tasked along with CG Rescue 116. Person assisted to shoreline. Incident 24/15.
April 25th Assessments
Rescue Climbers - Assessment Tramore.
Advanced Powerboat Assessment - Trainee Coxswains.
April 25/26th Prawn Festival. Station Open to the public for Sat and Sun.
The Howth Prawn Festival takes place this weekend in Howth. The Coast Guard station is open to visitors on Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 each day. Come along and say hello to the crew on station, check out the rescue equipment and see what the job of being a volunteer member of the Coast Guard entails.
Check here to see the Festival programme and timetable.
Monday 6th April
17:00 CG boat towed a broken down craft back to shore.
The Coast Guard team were tasked to a helicopter landing at Beaumont. Rescue 116 were routing from Cavan. The pitch was cleared of debris, a smoke flare deployed and the team assisted R116 with the transfer of the casualty.
Dublin Fire Brigade were tasked to provide fire cover and a HSE ambulance transferred the patient to A&E. Stood down at 21:30
The team along with Howth Lifeboat were tasked to assist Gardai including their Air Support unit with a search for a person on Portmarnock Beach.
Following an extensive search the team were stood down at 12:30am, nothing to report.
On Saturday we had the pleasure of hosting the crew from HMS Charger to the station who were visiting Howth.
Based out of Liverpool the crew dropped into see the station and understand the role the Irish Coast Guard play in Search and Rescue in Ireland. The Howth team were then invited aboard the HMS Charger where they got to see the workings of the Royal Navy.
We wish the crew well on their onward journey.
At 10pm last night (Saturday) the Irish Coast Guard emergency operations centre received a call from Gardai concerning a person in the water in Howth Harbour.
The Irish Coast Guard team from Howth and Howth RNLI Lifeboat were tasked. A Garda unit was already on scene with a male who climbed down rocks and was waist deep in water. A Coast Guard unit arrived on the scene quickly and assisted Gardai with getting the man safely back to the shoreline.
The man was then taken by ambulance to hospital with minor injuries.
Following the incident the team were then tasked to a missing person in the Howth area, following a one hour search the incident was resolved by Gardai.
Yesterday evening while the team were preparing for Cliff Training at 19.00 a tasking was received from the NMOC to assist CG helicopter Rescue 115 en route from Galway with a landing at Beaumont hospital.
A unit was dispatched from Howth while the rest of team continued their training. The team arrived and prepared the landing site, they were then stood down after 15 minutes as the routing for the helicopter was changed due to low light conditions.
This evening (Friday) at 7pm two persons requested assistance on the cliffs at Howth Head. One had suffered a fall while descending a path near Balscadden to the water and they subsquently contacted 112 to get assistance.
In a joint operation teams from the Irish Coast Guard in Howth and Dublin Fire Brigafe located the casualties and evacuated them to a waiting DFB ambulance.
The two in their twenties had suffered minor injuries. The Coast Guard encourage people not to deviate away from the main cliff path while walking around Howth Head.
Dollymount - See earlier post
Malahide - A rib with 3 persons on board became stranded at the entrance to Malahide Estuary. Howth RNLI and Howth CG were tasked. Local members quickly located the craft and assisted the lifeboat with towing the craft off the sand bank. Nobody was injured.
Howth - A tourist was reported missing this evening. As the team were preparing to commence searching the tourist returned safely.
Today we had the pleasure of hosting a visit to the station by some of our colleagues from the US Coast Guard.
The Visitors were cadets from the USCG Academy in New London, Connecticut. They are travelling around Ireland taking in IRCG facilities as part of their spring break. The cadets spend four years at the academy before they qualify.
The two services are different with the majority of the USCG career based as opposed to the mostly unpaid role performed by IRCG teams, however both share a similiar motto of "Sempre Paratus" or Always Ready".
This morning due to technical difficulties in the Irish Coast Guard Coordination centre in Dublin City Howth Coast Guard were requested to maintain a VHF watch of channel 16.
A shift roster was rolled out to keep radio watch active in the station's operations room. Team members monitored radio traffic and relayed esssential radio traffic for the Dublin region.
After 4 hours of watch Coast Guard engineers resolved the problem and the team was stood down.
At 2am this morning (Wednesday 25th) the Irish Coast Guard emergency operations centre received reports of a car entering the water at Howth Harbour.
The Irish Coast Guard unit from Howth, Howth RNLI inshore lifeboat, Gardai and Dublin Fire Brigade were tasked. Local Gardai were first on scene and located a male in the water, the Gardai successfully rescued him out of the water and brought him to safety. The casualty who had managed to get out of the car before it sunk was cold but otherwise had no serious injuries. He was treated at the scene by Fire Brigade paramedics before being transferred to Beaumont Hospital by Ambulance.
The Howth Coast Guard sonar unit was tasked to Mornington Co. Meath yesterday to assist Drogheda CGU in a search for a missing person. The unit commenced sonar operations on the Boyne at 12.00 and they were completed at 16.00. With nothing to report the search by Drogheda CGU continues.
Late this afternoon the Coast Guard emergency operations centre received a call reporting a tourist trapped on a cliff edge 50 meters above a beach at Whitewater Brook on Howth Head.
Howth Coast Guard Cliff Rescue team and Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 116 were tasked.
The tourist, who was in his 30s, had got confused coming back up the path from the beach below and ended up trapped unable to move with a steep drop below. Two Coast Guard members were able to communicate with the casualty and keep him calm while other team members were setting up a cliff rescue team to lower a rescue climber.
Shortly after the Coast Guard helicopter arrived and lowered a winchman to the tourist and successfully recovered him to the top of the cliff path. Coast Guard medics assessed the man who was a bit shaken but otherwise in good health and very thankful for his rescue in what could have easily had a very different outcome.
Howth Coast Guard were tasked early this morning at 05.36 to a report of a person in the water at Howth Harbour. The unit responded but were stood down soon after as the casualty had been quickly recovered by Howth RNLI. Dublin fire brigade and ambulance service were also in attendance. The casualty is recovering in hospital.
Howth Coast Guard were tasked today at 14.00 to investigate a report of a gas cylinder in the water at Clontarf. Local volunteers responded and recovered the cylinder at Clontarf Yacht Club slip. It was handed over to the City council for disposal.
Cylinders like this can be a danger to shipping and damage boats if they are collided with.
Volunteers from Howth Coast Guard unit and one from Skerries Coast Guard unit were on hand manning the Irish Coast Guard information stand at the Young Scientist Exhibition being held at the RDS on Saturday. Coast Guard members were giving out information and promoting water safety to the attendees.
Killaloe Coast Guard unit had their underwater ROV on show for the full 3 day exhibition which proved to be very popular with the visiting public.
Volunteers from Greystones and Dun Laoghaire were present on the stand on Thursday and Friday.
On Friday night Howth Coast Guard were tasked to check a report of a flare sighted off Portmarnock strand. Volunteers locally responded and after a search with nothing to report the unit was stood down.
On Saturday morning Howth Coast Guard were tasked to Longwood in Co. Meath to conduct a sonar search of the River Boyne. Gardai and local Civil Defence were conducting a search for a missing person. The sonar response team left Howth at 06.30 and returned at 17.00.
This morning at 06.45 the team responded again and in conjunction with Killaloe Coast Guard unit who responded with their ROV the units conducted a search of the river. The teams were stood down at 13.00 with nothing to report. Gardai and Civil Defence are continuing their investigations.