Rosslare RNLI lifeboat tows damaged yacht to harbour after collision with Tall Ship off Wexford

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Date: 29/06/2011

Author: Dave Maloney, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Rosslare RNLI lifeboat was launched in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 29 June 2011) to go to the aid of a 40 ft yacht that was badly damaged following a collision with a three masted 100 ft Norwegian Tall Ship ten miles south east of Rosslare Harbour.

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RNLI statement – UK public sector strike action

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Public sector Government employees in alliance with anarchists out wreck Britain

Date: 28/06/2011

Author: Laura Fennimore, Public Relations Officer

Some recent media reports speculating on the possible impact of public sector strike action on the operation of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) have confused the respective identities and roles of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and HM Coastguard.

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Eight calls on Saturday for Calshot RNLI

Date: 26/06/2011

Author: Tim Woodcock, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Calshot RNLI tows stricken dinghy 26 June 2011 (Credit RNLI Calshot)

Calshot RNLI lifeboats had a busy Saturday morning (25 June) attending to stricken yachts in the Round the Island race – most casualty boats had broken masts or had lost steering. It was, however, an evening call for the inshore lifeboat that proved more serious.

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