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Community Rescue Boats Ireland
Community Rescue Boats Ireland (CRBI)
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25 June 2009

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:

  • Cahore, Co Wexford
  • Tramore, Co Waterford
  • Bunmahon Co Waterford
  • Bantry, Co Cork
  • Derrynane, Co Kerry
  • Banna, Co Kerry
  • Ballybunion, Co Kerry
  • Kilkee, Co Clare
  • Schull, Co Cork
  • Limerick City (Shannon waterway)
  • Corrib/Mask, Co Galway lakes.

The Coast Guard have received and are presently considering applications/proposals for CIRS boat status in the following areas:

  • (Nil)

Initial application have been received from the following areas:

  • Cahir (Inland Waterways)
  • Lough Finn (Inland Waterways)
  • Slaney (Inland Waterways)

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.