Portaferry Lifeboat Station photographed by Andrew Johnstone

Portaferry Lifeboat Station

Portaferry is one of seven RNLI lifeboat stations operating a lifeboat funded by viewers of the BBC television programme Blue Peter. The station was established due to the increase in pleasure boating activity in the Strangford Lough area and when Cloughey Lifeboat Station closed.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Portaferry Lifeboat Station

6.00pm 25 June 2022
4.01pm 20 June 2022
5.05pm 18 June 2022
11.16am 18 June 2022
5.13pm 8 June 2022
5.08pm 4 June 2022
5.21am 29 May 2022
4.01pm 28 May 2022
1.04am 28 May 2022
5.16pm 15 May 2022
6.57pm 14 May 2022
3.19pm 5 May 2022
5.16pm 4 April 2022
2.58am 26 March 2022
7.24pm 1 February 2022
8.33pm 23 December 2021
1.31pm 7 November 2021
3.58pm 6 November 2021
2.47pm 2 November 2021
9.41am 11 October 2021

Today's weather

14°C Rain
Min: 11°C Max: 14°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Portaferry Lifeboat Station
RNLI Lifeboat House
The Strand
Co Down
Northern Ireland
BT22 1PF

Station phone number

02842 728710

Visiting times

Visits are subject to volunteer availability and may be arranged by appointment.

Visitor contact

Ian Harrison

News and media from Portaferry Lifeboat Station

Article Sea safety
Portaferry and Peel RNLI rescue kayaker who gets into difficulty
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Article Sea safety
Portaferry RNLI respond to three call outs in Strangford Lough
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Portaferry RNLI launch
Article Lifeboats
Portaferry RNLI launch to kayakers in difficulty.
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RNLI Lifeboats logo on grey background
Article Lifeboats
Portaferry and Newcastle RNLI involved in rescue of man from sinking vessel
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