The Transport Minister says it is vital that lessons are learned from the deaths of five people during separate coast guard missions as a new oversight plan for search and rescue (SAR) operations in Ireland was published.
Fri, 19 Jul, 2019
Indonesian crew members of the UK-registered ship detained in West Cork last week walked off the vessel last night and sought to be put up by Irish officials to enable them to plan for a journey hom.
Sat, 18 Nov, 2017
Indonesian crew members of the UK-registered ship detained in West Cork last week walked off the vessel last night and sought to be put up by Irish officials to enable them to plan for a journey home.
A recovery operation is under way after a 75-metre cargo ship ran aground off the English coast.
Sun, 08 Oct, 2017
A Ghanaian fisherman has claimed he was put into a survival suit and dumped into the ocean off the Irish coast because he was unable to work, writes Stephen Rogers of the Irish Examiner.
Fri, 19 May, 2017
A Ghanaian fisherman has claimed he was put into a survival suit and dumped into the ocean off the Irish coast because he was unable to work.
It is believed two people had been on board.
Tue, 16 May, 2017
A search is ongoing in the North Sea to trace a missing man who could not be found on board a rig.
Wed, 10 May, 2017
Update 6pm: Eleven crew members have been evacuated after the Saga Sky cargo ship took on water off the English coast today.
Sun, 20 Nov, 2016
A 17,000-tonne oil rig that ran aground in the Outer Hebrides and was later refloated has completed its 54-mile journey to a temporary location in Scotland.
Wed, 24 Aug, 2016
A man has died after being swept out to sea while he was at the beach with his family in England.
Sat, 20 Aug, 2016
Two fuel tanks have been "breached" on an oil rig carrying 280 tonnes of diesel that ran aground on the Western Isles.
Wed, 10 Aug, 2016
A man has died after a group of swimmers got caught in a rip tide off an English beach.
Sat, 23 Jul, 2016
Two people are being treated by paramedics attending an "ongoing" incident on an English beach.
Wed, 08 Jun, 2016
A container ship which ran aground on a Scottish shoreline is now afloat on the water.
Fri, 20 Feb, 2015
One of the men who went missing at sea off Brighton beach in England during the early hours of the morning was swept in after taking part in a dare.
Sat, 10 Jan, 2015
The search for the eight missing crew members of a sunken cargo ship has been suspended.
Mon, 05 Jan, 2015
Two men and one woman have died in a surfing tragedy at a coastal beauty spot.
Sun, 26 Oct, 2014
A helicopter has crashed into the sea in East Yorkshire in England, police have said.
Tue, 16 Sep, 2014
A mother and her three children are being treated in hospital for serious injuries following a speedboat accident which killed her husband and daughter.
Mon, 06 May, 2013
More guillemots are being washed up on beaches across the south coast of England covered in a sticky substance, the RSPCA has said.
Wed, 10 Apr, 2013
Eighteen people were treated after a toxic gas leak on a ship docked at a Northern Ireland harbour.
Wed, 05 Dec, 2012
Eighteen people are being treated after toxic gas used to kill rodents escaped from a ship docked at a harbour in the North.
A search for a four-year-old boy who vanished in the sea while on a trip to the coast has become a body recovery operation, Coastguards have confirmed.
Mon, 20 Aug, 2012
Coastguard officers in Britain faced a race against time today after a cyclist sank up to his waist into quicksand on a beach.
Sat, 16 Jun, 2012
More than 40 people had to be rescued from homes and caravans today after serious floods hit west Wales.
Sat, 09 Jun, 2012
A search and rescue operation was under way today after a crewman fell overboard from a fishing boat in the Irish Sea off the Welsh coast.
Fri, 13 Jan, 2012
The search for five seamen missing in the Irish Sea will resume today, involving the Waterford and Dublin-based helicopters and UK rescue teams.
Mon, 28 Nov, 2011
A sailor has disappeared in the Irish Sea, the coastguard agency said this afternoon.
Mon, 01 Aug, 2011
A DRIVER who was inside her car as it plunged over a cliff was rescued after she spent a night perched on the face of the 300ft precipice.
Wed, 27 Jul, 2011
Relatives of a British couple thought to have been captured by Somali pirates today pleaded with the captors to end the family’s “bad dream”.
Wed, 28 Oct, 2009
A secret cargo and not just timber may be on board a missing ship whose last known radio contact was with British Coastguards, it was suggested today.
Thu, 13 Aug, 2009
An international maritime search was underway tonight for a missing cargo ship amid fears it was under the control of pirates as it passed through the English Channel.
Tue, 11 Aug, 2009
Eight bodies have been recovered and another eight people are missing after a helicopter crashed in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland today.
Wed, 01 Apr, 2009
A helicopter with 16 people on board ditched in the sea off north-east Scotland today.
A cargo ship ran aground on the Co Antrim coast after the watchkeeper fell asleep in his seat, an accident investigation report revealed today.
Thu, 19 Feb, 2009
A passenger ferry travelling from Scotland to the North cut short its journey after a lorry onboard broke free and forced open the vessel’s rear door.
Thu, 29 Jan, 2009
Coastguards in the North are due to strike over the next two days in a long-running dispute over pay.
Sat, 23 Aug, 2008
A swimmer rescued two children who were drifting out to sea in an inflatable dinghy, UK coastguards said today.
Mon, 30 Jun, 2008
A ship grounded after it was hit by a freak wave may be stranded off Blackpool, England, for another week because of bad weather.
Sun, 03 Feb, 2008
Surveyors examining the damaged cargo ship Horn Cliff, which nearly capsized in a storm off Ireland, have found an 18-inch hole in its side, the coastguard said today.
Fourteen people have been airlifted to safety from a Irish Sea ferry that ran aground on the English coast last night.
Fri, 01 Feb, 2008
A ferry which ran into trouble in high winds in the Irish Sea has run aground at Blackpool, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said tonight.
Thu, 31 Jan, 2008
The cargo ship Ice Prince – which was abandoned by its crew after she listed to 40 degrees off the Devon coast – has sunk, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) confirmed today.
Tue, 15 Jan, 2008
Attempts will be made later today to take in tow a storm-hit cargo ship from which 20 crew were dramatically rescued in the Channel last night, said British coastguards.
Mon, 14 Jan, 2008
The tourists rescued from a stricken Antarctic cruise liner were beginning their long journey home today.
Sat, 24 Nov, 2007
Explosives were yesterday used on a stricken container ship to try and split it in half so it can be removed from a World Heritage Coast.
Wed, 18 Jul, 2007
Six fishermen were today rescued from a sinking trawler in the Irish Sea.
Thu, 12 Jul, 2007
The search resumed this morning for a man whose toddler son died after he was found floating in the English Channel last night, the coastguard said.
Mon, 11 Jun, 2007
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