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Newcastle RNLI Called Out To Rescue Two Boaters

Newcastle RNLI launched during the afternoon of Sunday 8 May at 4:30pm to assist an adult and child safely back to shore just off Newcastle Harbour. Three Newcastle RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew launched the inshore lifeboat to assist a leisure craft which experienced engine failure. Once on scene the crew…

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Newcastle RNLI To Hold Mayday Pub Quiz

Answer the RNLI’s Mayday call and help save lives at sea by taking part in Newcastle RNLI’s pub quiz. People in Newcastle are being encouraged to participate in a pub quiz to help raise vital funds for the RNLI as part of the charity’s national annual fundraising event, Mayday. The…

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Newcastle RNLI Kept On Their Toes With Three Launches In A Week

Newcastle RNLI had their third call of the week last night with volunteers involved in a three hour search operation after flares were sighted off the County Down coast. Newly appointed Coxswain Alan Jones had the opportunity to put his RNLI training and skills to good use when he launched…

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St Donard’s Ladies Make Presentation to Newcastle RNLI

RNLI Presentation in Newcastle

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Newcastle RNLI Call Out During Harbour Fundraiser

Newcastle’s always-on-call lifeboat crew had to abandon their buckets and sponges during a fundraising car wash at the weekend to respond to an emergency at the town’s harbour. The RNLI volunteers were busily soaping and rinsing cars for their annual Easter fundraiser on Saturday when they were alerted to a…

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Newcastle RNLI Receives Painting From Artist

A dramatic painting of Newcastle lifeboat, forging through the waves during an exercise in Dundrum Bay, has been presented to the local station. The portrait of the station’s Mersey class vessel, Eleanor and Bryant Girling, was painted by Banbridge artist Geoffrey Johnston and was presented to the local crew members…

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Third Callout in Two Weeks for Newcastle RNLI

NEWCASTLE RNLI answered its third distress call in less than a fortnight on Sunday when the crew went to the aid of a fishing boat in trouble. The local RNLI station’s all-weather lifeboat, Eleanor and Bryant Girling, joined Kilkeel’s inshore lifeboat to assist the 10-metre scallop dredger, Solstice, which was…

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