Drogheda Coast Guard Boat House

 

 

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To reduce the loss of life within the Irish Search and Rescue Region and on rivers, lakes and waterways and to protect the quality of the marine environment within the Irish Pollution Responsibility Zone, Harbours and Maritime Local Authority areas and to preserve property. To promote safety standards, and by doing so, prevent, as far as possible, the loss of life at sea and on inland waters and other areas, and to provide an effective emergency response service".

Drogheda is one of 50 Coast Guard Units around the country. These Units are crewed by approx 1000 male and female volunteers. All Units are operated totally by local crews (live within 10 minutes of the Stationhouse) who give freely of their valuable time and effort to the Coast Guard, local community and 'those in peril on the sea', cliffs and coasts of Ireland. Training is provided for the volunteers, who are on-call, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Every Wednesday the Drogheda Coast Guard team meet at the Coast Guard Boat House, Horse Lane, Drogheda Co Louth. Each crew member is trained in boat handling, VHF radio communication, first aid, land search skills, vehicle and boat maintenance, knots and rope work, chart work, 4X4 driving skills and Quad handling.

The map below shows The Drogheda Coast Guard Unit's area of operations, from Clogherhead to Skerries and 6 miles out to sea. Our inland coverage and our ablilty to go past the 6 mile mark out to sea is dependent on the request from MRCC. Also highlighed on the map below are our flank stations of Clogherhead, Co Louth and Skerries, Co Dublin. Further north just off the map is Geenore Coast Guard and further south is Howth Coast Guard.

Our local Coast Guard Radio Station is Carlingford Coast Guard Radio; Carlingford's working channel is VHF channel 04.

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