The Irish Coast Guard has wide ranging responsibilities, including the Search and Rescue helicopter service. Its boundaries correspond with the Irish Flight Information Region and extend c 200 miles (to 15 deg W) into the Atlantic. The MRCC is in Dublin, with two sub centres (MRSC) at Malin Head in the north and Valentia in the southwest.
There are 4 SAR bases, equipped by 2013 with 5 specially fitted S-92, through a contract between CHC Ireland and the Irish Department for Transport, Tourism and Sport. They are held at 15 mins readiness during the day and 45 mins at night.
CHC Ireland Winchman Receives SAR Trophy, 31-May-17 : CHC Ireland and Coastguard winchman Gary Robertson received the 2016 Billy Deacon SAR Memorial Trophy for actions performed with his S-92, Rescue 118, on April 9, 2016
Ireland Coast Guard Rescue 116 Crash Report, 13-Apr-17 : Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) Preliminary Report Accident of Irish Coast Guard S-92A EI-ICR determined it struck terrain that wasn’t in its enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS) database
CHC to Build New Hangar at Dublin Airport, 10-Feb-17 : Irish Coast Guard S-92 helicopters, operated by CHC Ireland Ltd, will have a new hangar at the Dublin Airport from 2018.
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| 12-May-16 - Ireland Coast Guard S-92 Reaches 10,000 Flight Hours |
16-Feb-16 - Irish Coast Guard and CHC S-92 2015 Balance Singapore Airshow 2016
30-Dec-15 - Irish Coast Guard Completes 1,000 Missions
14-Jan-15 - Irish Coast Guard S-92 Record Number of Missions
24-Mar-14 - Irish Coast Guard add names to their S-92
13-Jan-14 - Ireland launches fourth Coast Guard S-92
15-Mar-12 - Irish Coast Guard S-92s with L-3 WESCAM imaging turrets
21-Dec-11 - S-92 for the Irish Coast Guard Search and Rescue Operations
|Individual Helicopters||Login to Edit|
|S-61N||61-816||1978||EI-CXS : Irish Coast Guard, op by CHC |
|S-61N Mk.II||61-740||1974||EI-CZN : Irish Coast Guard 2003-2013, op by CHC |
|S-61N Mk.II||61-817||EI-GCE : Irish coast guard, noted 2007 |
|S-92A||92-0045||2006||EI-ICA : Irish Coast Guard, Operated by CHC Ireland |
|S-92A||92-0052||2006||EI-ICD : Irish Coast Guard, Operated by CHC Ireland |
: 12oct14 pictured on approach to Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
|S-92A||92-0150||2011||EI-ICG : Irish Coast Guard d/d Feb12 |
|S-92A||92-0051||2007||EI-ICR : Irish Coast Guard, Operated by CHC Ireland |
: w/o 14mar17 Dublin based "Rescue 116" crashed into the sea off B ...
: Sadly lost at Sea on SAR mission. Captain Dara Fitzpatrick unfort ...
: Apr17 report states that Rescue 116 struck island that wasn’t i ...
|S-92A||92-0034||2006||EI-ICU : Irish Coast Guard, op by CHC |
|S-61N Mk.II||61-776||1977||EI-MES : Ireland Coast Guard, op by CHC;
11jun11 pictured at the Ulster Av ... |
|S-61N||61-807||1978||EI-RCG : Irish Coast Guard 2001-2013 |
|S-61N||61-143||1962||EI-SAR : Irish Coast Guard 1998-2013, op by CHC |
: May12 still with Coast Guard rescue and based in Waterford, Irela ...
: 10dec13 13:00hs will stand to complete its last SAR watch being r ...
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