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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 lifeboat launches from Portaferry Lifeboat Station

9.09pm 6 June 2024
7.11pm 6 June 2024
6.18pm 24 May 2024
12.04am 4 May 2024
6.10pm 18 April 2024
6.02pm 17 March 2024
3.02pm 3 March 2024
1.42pm 28 October 2023
4.43pm 23 October 2023
5.30pm 21 October 2023
7.17pm 14 September 2023
7.01pm 3 September 2023
4.57pm 18 August 2023
12.47pm 3 August 2023
6.52pm 8 July 2023
3.31pm 21 June 2023
5.59pm 11 June 2023
4.15pm 4 June 2023
7.51pm 8 May 2023
11.06pm 15 March 2023

Today's weather

12°C Cloudy
Min: 6°C Max: 12°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.

News and media from Portaferry Lifeboat Station

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