Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp meets with Mr. Barry Woods, Chairman Crosshaven Lifeboat Station (right), aboard a lifeboat manned by members of the Crosshaven Royal National Lifeboat Institution in Ireland, Nov. 18, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Annie R. B. Elis.

Adm.Papp visits Emerald Isle partners

Ireland has a coast guard with a more focused mission, search and rescue. Their singular-mission focus has helped foster improved maritime safety and the Commandant saw several examples during his visit with the Irish Coast Guard.