2012 a busy year for Malin Head Coast Guard Station

The Irish Coast Guard saved 161 lives during the past year.

Figures for 2012, also show that crews responded to almost 2,000 incidents - making it the busiest year since the search and rescue service was formed in 1822.

Malin Head Coast Guard dealt with 393 incidents, Valentia dealt with 690 and the centre in Dublin dealt with 871 calls.

Crews recovered 88 bodies during 2012 -  also the highest number on record.