Cork Coast Guard unit receive...


Cork Coast Guard unit receive Community Spirit Award

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11:32 12 Oct 2022

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A Cork Coast Guard unit has been honoured as the latest winner of the Cork International Hotel Community Spirit Award.

Crosshaven Coast Guard is one of the busiest units in the country and has been presented with the Community Spirit Award by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney.

Local volunteers ensure that the unit is available 24/7, 365 days of the year and regularly carries out search and rescue operations both on land and at sea.

The volunteers also provide assistance during events in and around Cork Harbour and prepare landing zones for the Coast Guard Search and Rescue Helicopters. They operated from a small shed from 1888 until 2013 when they moved into a state-of-the-art facility in the town.

Generations of families have been and remain involved with Crosshaven Coast Guard. The volunteers range in age from 18-years upwards and are all highly trained.

Carmel Lonergan, Director of Group Operations, Trigon Hotels said:

“Crosshaven Coast Guard Unit is a vital service for the people of Crosshaven and the wider harbour area. The volunteers are regularly called to serious and life threatening incidents and work tirelessly to prevent the loss of life at sea. They’re also available to help the community during emergency weather situations and gave their time freely to help those in need during the Covid-19 crisis. We received several nominations for Crosshaven Coast Guard Unit and its volunteers in recent weeks which shows the high esteem in which they’re held by the people of Cork.”

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