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

11.54am 22 September 2017
4.11pm 10 September 2017
3.56pm 9 September 2017
3.56pm 9 September 2017
2.38pm 26 August 2017
3.40pm 20 August 2017
12.36pm 19 August 2017
9.09pm 1 August 2017
11.23am 21 July 2017
3.06pm 8 July 2017
3.03pm 8 July 2017
12.29pm 3 July 2017
7.29pm 1 July 2017
4.35pm 28 June 2017
7.20pm 18 June 2017
2.45pm 18 May 2017
2.40pm 18 May 2017
11.42am 14 May 2017
10.42am 7 May 2017
10.41am 7 May 2017

Today's weather

15°C Rain
Min: 11°C
Max: 15°C
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Next tide

Tue 24 Oct
High: 2:33pm 3.3m
Low: 8:47pm 0.9m
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Portaferry Lifeboat Station
RNLI Lifeboat House
The Strand
Portaferry
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

Brian Bailie

Visitor contact phone number

07768 555851

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News and media from Portaferry Lifeboat Station

Portaferry RNLI called out to aid man thrown from motor boat in Strangford Lough
Portaferry RNLI goes to reports of Dory spinning out of control
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Portaferry RNLI called out to aid man thrown from motor boat in Strangford Lough
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Portaferry RNLI rescues four people stranded on island in Strangford Lough
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Portaferry RNLI rescues four people stranded on island in Strangford Lough
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Portaferry RNLI launch to the aid of five men on board seven metre yacht
Portaferry RNLI on exercise
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Portaferry RNLI launch to the aid of five men on board seven metre yacht
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Portaferry RNLI rescue seven people from islands on Strangford Lough
Portaferry RNLI lifeboat Blue Peter V
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Portaferry RNLI rescue seven people from islands on Strangford Lough
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