New boat for Donegal Bay search and rescue team

DONEGAL Town based Donegal Bay Sub Aqua Club Search and Recovery has welcomed a brand new boat to the crew. 

The new vessel ‘Cailín Deas’ arrived with the delighted group over the weekend.



A spokesperson for the group said, “The club were very proud to welcome Timmy from Atlantic Composites with our new Search & Recovery boat ‘Cailín Deas’.

“A lot of work has been achieved over the last two and half years by the present and previous committees.
“The club were fortunate to receive support from the National Lottery, our Sponsors & the public who supported our fundraising events.
“We thank all who were involved in bringing this project to fruition and we wish every diver and all those who travel on her a safe passage.
“We will follow with our full appreciation to our Grantees, Sponsors and the club look forward to taking her out on her maiden voyage.”

The Donegal Bay Sub Aqua Club Search & Recovery Unit are based in Donegal Town with members located throughout the South West of the Region and Donegal.

The Unit was formed over 32 years ago, giving people of all ages the opportunity to become Scuba Divers initially on a recreational basis.

 Few years later, members of the Unit trained under the National Diving Association, Comhairle Fo-Thuinn (CFT) to become Search & Recovery Divers.

This Unit has been run on a voluntary basis, members using their own equipment and time supporting other emergency services such as Garda Underwater Unit, Irish Coast Guard &  the RNLI.

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