Irish Coast Guard Helicopter completes long range evacuation

The Shannon based Coast Guard helicopter has rescued an injured crewman from an Irish fishing vessel located 160 miles West of Loop Head, Co Clare. The Coast Guard helicopter R115 retrievd the man from the vessel and he was transferred to the University Hospital Limerick.


The weather conditions on scene were particularly challenging with North Westerly winds exceeding 30 Knots but well within the operating limits of the Coast Guard helicopter.

The operation was coordinated by the Coast Guard Marine Rescue Centre in Valentia who were initially alerted by the fishing vessel, via HF (hi frequency long range) radio.

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