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FINAL UPDATE: Cork West Civil Defence – Search Operation, Glandore, January/February2012

February 14, 2012

The Glandore search operation concluded on Friday 10th February after 27 days with the recovery of the body of Said Aly Eldin, the last of the five missing fishermen who had been lost with the sinking of the Tit Bonhomme on Sunday 15th January. During the course of the operation it was apparent that the… Read More


Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes, 2012

February 14, 2012

CD 3946 14th February 2012 All CDO’s & ACDO’s We have been asked by Joe Walsh Tours to advise Civil Defence members that the Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes is scheduled to take place from 11th to 16th May, 2012. Accommodation will be provided on a full board basis for a duration of 5 nights at… Read More


UPDATE 09/02/2012: Cork West Civil Defence – Search Operation, Glandore, January/February2012

February 9, 2012

The body of Michael Hayes, captain of the stricken Tit Bonhomme trawler was recovered yesterday from the water close to the harbour on the Glandore village side of Glandore Bay. Cork West Civil Defence Volunteer member, George Vladisavljevic spotted the body from a cliff top vantage point above Prison Cove. Civil Defence Officer, Niall Twomey… Read More


UPDATE 06/02/2012: Cork West Civil Defence – Search Operation, Glandore, January/February2012

February 6, 2012

The official search concluded yesterday, Sunday 5th February following a 22 day search and recovery operation. 107 Civil Defence Volunteers from nine Civil Defence Units participated in the search over the course of the weekend of 4th – 5th February. Low water searches with reduced numbers will continue daily until Friday 10th February. Link to… Read More


Meath Civil Defence – Off Road 4X4 Course – February 2012

February 2, 2012

Twelve Volunteer members of Meath Civil Defence recently completed the first off-road 4X4 driving course in the county. The course follows the Driving Instructor qualifications received by Volunteer members Cianan Gallagher and John Hornby through the Driver Instructor Course organised by the Civil Defence College. The off-road course was undertaken in two parts – the… Read More


UPDATE 02/02/2012: Cork West Civil Defence – Search Operation, Glandore, January/February2012

February 2, 2012

Civil Defence personnel continue to assist in the search operation in Glandore with search teams, boat crews, communications and GIS personnel and transport duties. Civil Defence have registered 749 personnel over 17 days, at an average of 44 per day. Each duty has been on average 8 hours giving a total of 5,992 working hours… Read More


Kerry Civil Defence – SAR Activities – January 2012

February 2, 2012

Kerry Civil Defence SAR Unit assisted Cork West Civil Defence in the search and recovery operation at Union Hall, West Cork on Monday 23rdJanuary and Tuesday 24th January. The SAR Unit was redeployed on Saturday 28th January and stayed overnight in West Cork to resume search operations on Sunday 29thJanuary. Kerry Civil Defence Boat Unit… Read More


UPDATE 30/01/2012: Cork West Civil Defence – Search Operation, Glandore, January 2012

January 30, 2012

70 Civil Defence personnel & 70 divers continued the search on Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th January 2012 for the bodies of Michael Hayes and Said Aliy Eldin, missing since the trawler ‘Tit Bonhomme’ sank in the early hours of Sunday morning 15th January. Operations will continue this week with 20 Civil Defence… Read More


UPDATE 29/01/2012: Cork West Civil Defence – Search Operation, Glandore, January 2012

January 29, 2012

Civil Defence Volunteers from Cork West, Cork South, Cork North, Cork City, Limerick City, Limerick County, Tipperary North and Kerry are continuing to assist search efforts in the Glandore area. A total of 61 Volunteers were on the ground on Saturday 28th January, engaged in shoreline searches, boat searches, transport provision, manning communications and GIS… Read More


UPDATE 23/01/2012: Cork West Civil Defence – Search Operation, Glandore, January 2012

January 23, 2012

The combined Coastguard, Civil Defence, Garda and Naval Service search will resume this morning, Monday 23rd January in Glandore Harbour for the bodies of Michael Hayes and Said Aliy Eldin, missing since the trawler ‘Tit Bonhomme’ sank in the early hours of Sunday morning 15th January. Naval Service, Garda and civilian dive teams have successfully recovered three… Read More