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

12.29pm 13 September 2022
12.23pm 13 September 2022
8.23pm 8 September 2022
9.40am 5 September 2022
2.42pm 4 September 2022
2.41pm 4 September 2022
11.14am 28 August 2022
4.05pm 23 August 2022
4.05pm 23 August 2022
3.25pm 23 August 2022
4.58pm 19 August 2022
6.25am 5 August 2022
6.24am 5 August 2022
6.18am 5 August 2022
3.42pm 2 August 2022
2.53am 30 July 2022
12.05am 29 July 2022
11.57am 24 July 2022
6.00pm 19 July 2022
10.43pm 16 July 2022

Today's weather

15°C Cloudy
Min: 11°C Max: 15°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 RNLI rescue male from the water
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Article Rescue
Portaferry and Newcastle RNLI launch to stricken fishing boat
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Article Sea safety
Portaferry RNLI rescue teenager drifting out to sea on inflatable
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Article People
Third call out in 24 hours for Portaferry RNLI as crew bring kayak ashore
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