Waves Breaking on East Pier
On Saturday February 13th a unit was dispatched to assist persons from the East Pier in Howth affected by waves breaking on the pier. Three people unable to return safely were assisted off the pier and members of the public intending to walk the pier were given safety advice.
Boat taking on Water - Malahide
On Friday evening a boat was reported to be taking on water close to Malahide Marina. Members of the Irish Coast Guard unit from Howth, Howth RNLI inshore lifeboat and a unit from Dublin Fire Brigade attended the scene. The boat was brought to a safe point and a decision made to return at first light to pump out the water. Howth RNLI had confirmed nobody was on board.
5 members of the Howth Coast Guard unit returned on Saturday morning at first light with pumping equipment but it wasn’t required.
Cliff Path Faller
The Irish Coast Guard operations centre shortly before 3am this morning received a call from a female on Howth Head who had fallen on the cliff path.
The Irish Coast Guard team and Gardai from Howth were tasked to assist. A search team was deployed and located the female on a path leading to the summit car park, the casualty was medically assessed and then transferred by a stretcher party back to the car park. She was then transferred to a waiting ambulance. The team was stood down at 4am and returned to base.
Fishing Trawler Incidents
The Irish Coast Guard operations centre co-ordinated two separate incidents yesterday morning (Wed 3rd Feb) involving fishing trawlers.
The first one had damaged its prop and the second was involved in a collision at sea. A sight not seen too often for an incident had both the RNLI All Weather from Howth and Dun Laooghaire in Howth Harbour involved in the recovery. A unit from the Irish Coast Guard team from Howth were also tasked to assist on shore.
Incident 07/16, 08/16
Search Howth Cliffs Saturday
Howth Coast Guard were tasked at 13.11 on Saturday to a report of personal belongings left on the cliff near Balscadden. Along with the Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 and both Howth Lifeboats a search was carried out along the cliffs at this location. After 30 minutes it was confirmed it was a false alarm when Gardai contacted the person concerned.
Call 112 and Ask For Coast Guard
If you think somebody is in difficulty on the coast / cliff / beach / sea then dial 112 and ask for COAST GUARD.
Our team of 25 volunteers based at Howth Harbour provide 24/7 on-call coverage and have specialised training to respond to local coastal emergencies in their own locality.