The entire Irish Coast Guard fleet has been upgraded with the unveiling of a new search and rescue helicopter for the Dublin region.
In the last year, the Coastguard dealt with 2,627 incidents last year, which represents a 33% increase in 12 months. The Coast Guard dealt with a total of 2,627 missions involving fishing boats, leisure craft and mountaineers.
The new helicopter can also be used to transport patients for the HSE.
Original article & photo: http://www.independent.ie/