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Volunteer lifeboat crews with Aran Islands RNLI will now be able to launch their all weather Severn Class lifeboat faster following the installation of a 24 metre pontoon.
Galway RNLI Lifeboat went to the rescue of three students who were stranded on Hare Island on Monday afternoon after getting caught in the tide off Ballyloughane Beach.
This summer the two RNLI lifeboat stations in Mayo launched their lifeboats seven times. Achill Island lifeboat crew launched their all weather lifeboat four times, while Ballyglass RNLI were called out three times.
Last year saw RNLI lifeboats in Ireland launch 980 times to a variety of callouts. More than 900 people were rescued over the course of the year by volunteer lifeboat crews who spent 9,826 hours on service at sea. In Mayo, the RNLI in Achill launched 14 times during 2011 and assisted eight people. In Ballyglass, six all weather lifeboats were launched, five inshore, and a total of nine people were assisted.
The RNLI lifeboats in Mayo rescued 22 people off the coast of the county last year. The lifeboats, which are based in stations in Achill and Ballyglass, were called into action on 18 different occasions in 2010. The Ballyglass lifeboat was by far the busier of the two, with 12 launches of the boat. Ten of the launches were of the all-weather lifeboat, while the inshore lifeboat had to be launched twice. The Ballyglass station rescued 21 people over the 12 months.