Waterford Airport Coast Guard helicopter flies three emergency missions

July 22nd

Management at Waterford Airport paid tribute this evening to its employees who supported no fewer than three launches in the past 24 hours of the Coast Guard helicopter on essential emergency and life-saving missions.

“Waterford is the second busiest search-and-rescue (SAR) base in Ireland, and the fire officers and others who report for duty as normal during the current industrial dispute continue to provide a vital public service for the whole community and for the entire South East region,” said a spokesperson.

“We understand that it is difficult for our employees who are coming to work in the current circumstances. They are due a great debt of gratitude by the public for supporting the Coast Guard emergency services based at the airport,” added the spokesperson.