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

2.49pm 4 July 2020
11.40am 28 June 2020
5.03pm 27 June 2020
5.03pm 27 June 2020
9.44pm 25 June 2020
9.18pm 21 June 2020
9.13pm 21 June 2020
9.13pm 21 June 2020
5.04pm 19 June 2020
3.12pm 7 June 2020
12.31pm 5 June 2020
1.19pm 24 May 2020
2.32pm 6 May 2020
12.28pm 6 May 2020
8.12pm 10 March 2020
10.46am 7 March 2020
10.37am 7 March 2020
8.17pm 24 February 2020
1.14pm 26 November 2019
5.22am 23 October 2019

Today's weather

15°C Rain
Min: 6°C Max: 15°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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