The Irish Coast Guard has today for safety reasons withdrawn the services of the in-shore rescue boats stationed at twenty three locations around the coast.
This action has been taken following a reported malfunction of a key piece of personal protective equipment. The Irish Coast Guard is actively managing the situation and is liaising closely with all key stakeholders and Search and Rescue (SAR) providers.
The Coast Guard is evaluating all options and is confident of a timely resolution of the matter.
Photo: Pat Flynn.