Rescue 116 remembered
A memorial event, to mark the first anniversary of the tragic loss of the four crew members Rescue 116, took place in Aghleam in County Mayo on 14th March.
The location of the memorial event in Aghleam is where a monument is to be placed to commemorate the crew. The monument site was lit by four bright lights pointing skyward, with a four minute silence observed from 00:46.
This short video shows a video interpretation of the monument.
On Sunday 11th March, 77 members of Coast Guard’s Ballyglass unit completed the 347km “Miles in their Memory” cycle. The event marked the anniversary of the loss of the Rescue 116 air crew, and was also a tribute to Coast Guard Doolin volunteer Caitríona Lucas, and in memory of all those who have died at sea.
Captain Dara Fitzpatrick
Captain Mark Duffy
Winchman Ciarán Smith
Winch Operator Paul Ormsby
Go Mairidis Beo