ireland Garda Cósta na hÉireann

IRCG - Irish Coast Guard


Garda Cósta na hÉireann
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.


Irish Coast Guard 2017 Balance, 03-Jan-18 : In a very difficult year for the Irish Coast Guard, the S-92 helicopter service operated by CHC conducted 750 missions saving 175 people and assisting other 316 during 2017

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

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List of Units

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Rotary Wing Aircraft UnitCreatedDisband
    Dublin Division? --
    Malin Head Division? --
    Valentia Division? --

Bases and Locations

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Base / HeliportUnits on this Location
   DublinDublin Division
   ShannonValentia Division 1989/   
   SligoMalin Head Division 2003/   
   WaterfordDublin Division

Model Types

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  Sikorsky S-92 52012
  Sikorsky S-61 H-3 619812013

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