RNLI lifeboats brought just under thirteen-hundred people to safety last year.
Figures released by the charity today are based on returns of service from all 44 lifeboat stations across Ireland.
In Donegal, Arranmore remains the busiest lifeboat station wit6h 32 call outs rescuing 33 people last year, Lough Swilly launched 25 times and rescued eight people, while Bundoran launched 14 times with six people rescued.
The majority of last year’s services were to pleasure craft, which accounted for 583 call outs, while there were 138 launches to fishing vessels.
Gareth Morrision is RNLI operations manager…………