C class lifeboat sent to station on 15 March for one season’s evaluation.
In March the station became a fully operational summer season only lifeboat station.
Part of a building used for housing the lifeboat was demolished and a new purpose built building constructed in order to provide adequate facilities for the lifeboat and crew. As well as providing an area for the C class lifeboat and launching vehicle, it included a workshop and crew facilities.
Atlantic 21 B575 was placed on service on 22 May.
New boathouse for Atlantic 21 and tractor completed in August.
New Atlantic 75 class lifeboat B751 was placed on service on 12 January.
A Framed Letter of Thanks signed by the Chairman of the Institution, Mr Peter Nicholson awarded to Helmsman Bernard Whelan for saving the crew of two, a dog and the yacht Cicada. The service was carried out in very strong winds within 40 metres of Fahy Point, on a lee shore.
A Framed Letter of Thanks signed by the Chairman of the Institution Admiral Sir Jock Slater presented to Helmsman Bernard Whelan for saving the lives of four people and rescuing another two after a currach had capsized on the morning of 28 December 2006. The service was conducted in extremely cold conditions and crucial time was saved as Helmsman Whelan’s expect local knowledge enabled the lifeboat to transit rock strewn channels to reach the scene.