Ireland: Coast Guard’s Fleet to Get Two New Vessels over Next Two Years

first_img View post tag: two The Coast Guard’s fleet is to get two new vessels over the next two years.Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has confirmed that almost €4.4m in funding will also be allocated to the service for the coming year along with an annual grant of €150,000 to the RNLI.Mr Varadkar was speaking during a visit to thank volunteers at the Coast Guard Station in Howth, Co Dublin.“The Coast Guard performs an essential role all year round,” he said.Coast Guard director Chris Reynolds said 2011 had been one of the busiest for the service since its foundation.The Coast Guard responded to nearly 2,000 incidents during the year, resulting in 163 lives being saved and more than 3,300 people being helped.Its helicopters alone performed 551 missions during the year.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , January 03, 2012; Image: royalnavy View post tag: Ireland View post tag: over View post tag: Guards View post tag: Navy View post tag: next View post tag: fleet View post tag: News by topic Ireland: Coast Guard’s Fleet to Get Two New Vessels over Next Two Years View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: years January 3, 2012 View post tag: vessels View post tag: New View post tag: coast View post tag: get Back to overview,Home naval-today Ireland: Coast Guard’s Fleet to Get Two New Vessels over Next Two Years Industry news Share this articlelast_img read more