The Community Rescue Boats Ireland (CRBI) are a nationwide group of independent voluntary rescue boats, declared as available to the Coast Guard, who respond to emergencies in their area of responsibility on a 24/7/365 basis. These teams have traditionally been set up following a sea tragedy in the community.
CRBI Boats are based at:
The Coast Guard have received and are presently considering applications/proposals for CIRS boat status in the following areas:
Initial application have been received from the following areas:
Inclusion in the above list does not indicate in any way whether a boat or organisation will be found suitable for CRBI status.
The CRBI Advisory Group (CRBIAG) and the CRBI Technical Commission meet twice a year under the chairmanship of the Coast Guard.
Picture below shows the Kilkee CRBI Delta Rib exercising with the Shannon Coast Guard helicopter in a SAR demonstration in Kilkee.