Coast Guard Search and Rescue

The Irish Coast Guard Search and Rescue bases a Sikorsky S-92 rescue helicopter in a purpose built hangar at the airport flying regular training missions and vital rescue missions. Rescue cover is provided for the main ferry routes into Rosslare and for the fishing grounds off the South and East coasts. Cover is also provided to the large volume of commercial traffic transiting off the south coast. It is regarded as an essential service by local fishermen working out of Dunmore East and by all sea and air users passing through, including leisure boat-users. CHC, the Coast Guard’s operating company, now service their aircraft in Waterford and also use it as a training facility.


Image of An IRCG Sikorsky S-92 (RESCUE117, EI-ICU) at Waterford Airport