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

7.30pm 13 July 2019
1.56am 13 July 2019
6.46pm 28 May 2019
11.40pm 25 May 2019
8.58pm 22 May 2019
8.54pm 22 May 2019
5.34pm 19 May 2019
10.10pm 14 May 2019
5.30pm 12 May 2019
5.05pm 26 April 2019
2.52pm 20 April 2019
1.51am 14 April 2019
4.37pm 5 December 2018
9.27pm 20 November 2018
5.32pm 30 September 2018
5.23pm 28 September 2018
8.42am 16 September 2018
4.47pm 15 September 2018
11.21am 15 September 2018
3.17am 9 September 2018

Today's weather

16°C Rain
Min: 10°C Max: 16°C
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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

Ian Harrison

Visitor contact email

ian_harrison@rnli.org.uk

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News and media from Portaferry Lifeboat Station

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Portaferry RNLI rescues lone sailor after 25ft yacht breaks down in Irish Sea
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Portaferry RNLI take part in multi-agency search
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Portaferry RNLI launch to broken down fishing vessel
Volunteer crew from Portaferry RNLI launched to reports that a boat with three people on board had suffered engine failure one mile from Strangford Narrows, within Strangford Lough
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