Welcome to the Waterford City River Rescue Website

 

Welcome to Waterford City River Rescue. We are a non-profit organisation which operates a voluntary Search and Rescue Service on the River Suir from Mount Congreve to Checkpoint. Our volunteers provide this essential service on a 24 hour basis, 365 days a year.

 

We are a member of the Community Rescue Boats of Ireland (CRBI) and affiliated to the Irish Coast Guard, having successfully completed their stringent assessments and examinations of crew and equipment.

 

Our crews are all volunteers and are trained and equipped to the highest standards and are subject to annual assessments by the CRBI and, or the Irish Coast Guard, which ensures that the highest professional standards are maintained.

 

Waterford City River Rescue as a voluntary organization must seek funding through sponsorship and donations from the public, in order to provide a professional service to our community. To this end, Waterford City River Rescue requests businesses and members of the public to support our fundraising activities.

 

A donation box is available on this site, to allow you to make a donation to Waterford City River Rescue. All donations will be gratefully appreciated and will assist Waterford City River Rescue in continuing to provide this service to our community.

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***Update***
Following on yesterdays Call-out, the salvage operation was undertaken by Waterford Boat Yard and has been most successful with a very professional and good outcome. This afternoon the tug "Glenesk" (South East Tug Services Ltd) made it way into position just beyond the stricken vessel and a strap was lowered under the Hull before the slow lift began. When the boat was sufficiently above the waterline, the pumps were put to work, emptying the remaining water and re-floating the cruiser. Great job by Waterford Boat Yard and here's the pics to show the operation.
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***Incident Call-out***
At approximately 14:40 today 10/02/18 our DLA (Designated Launch Authority) received a call from Waterford Council Marina Superintendant, who looked for our assistance to reports of a vessel taking on water on the inside of the Clock Tower Marina. A Crew was immediately paged and MRCC (Marine Rescue Coordination Centre) were informed of the initial situation. On approaching the stricken vessel it was clear that the Boat was completely submerged and very possibly had been for some time, thankfully with no persons onboard. An assessment of the situation was discussed with the owner and there was very little we could do apart from securing more lines to try and keep it in place. The Boat which appeared to be a 25ft Motor Cruiser sadly was going nowhere fast, by this time personnel from Waterford Boat Yard where also in attendance to offer a solution, it was agreed that a tug would be required to move the boat to shallow water tomorrow to enable pumping and assess the damage for re-floating. Crew were stood-down by MRCC and requested to provide safety cover on salvage tomorrow, Crew returned to Base at 15:50.
We would urge all Boat owners to regularly check their moorings & Berths especially when not in use for long periods. Please also remember whenever you see anyone in difficulty or damage to any craft please Call the Coast Guard on 999 or 112 where they will call out the appropriate services to deal with most situations on our Rivers, Lakes and Coastline.
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1st of February 2018 and here's a fantastic aerial photo taken by Mr Paddy Tubbritt on a beautiful clear day looking up the Quay's in Waterford City, a great shot we're sure you will agree. The second month in our 2018 Calendar and this month is very kindly sponsored by St Dominic Credit Union Ltd and Waterford Credit Union who are always there to help with your loans, big or small !! boasting the lowest interest rates you'l ever get. Why not give them a call today, Waterford Credit Union, Parnell St 051 861600, Upper Grange 051 861600, St. Dominic Credit Union Summerhil / Mooncoin 051 873867. As always we thank Both Credit Unions and Paddy for their continued support in our Calendar, thanks lads !!. ...

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If your in the City centre this Saturday 27th please come along and see one of our Boats, maybe even make a donation, your generous support to us is very much appreciated. Saturday is our Annual City Street Collection and we will be scattered around John Roberts Square so please do say hello, thank you. ...

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