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 Opens New SAR Base in Dublin, 19-Oct-18 : #Dublin CHC opened its new search and rescue (SAR) base at Dublin Airport, Ireland. CHC operates S-92 helicopters on behalf the Irish Coast Guard since 2012 and S-61 before that
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
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| 13-Apr-17 - Ireland Coast Guard Rescue 116 Crash Report |
10-Feb-17 - CHC to Build New Hangar at Dublin Airport
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