RNLI Portpatrick Lifeboat Station

Portpatrick Lifeboat Station

For nearly 140 years an all-weather lifeboat has operated from Portpatrick's picturesque harbour. The crews have been honoured with five awards for gallantry, including a Bronze Medal for a launch to one of the worst peacetime disasters involving a British merchant vessel.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Portpatrick Lifeboat Station

5.55pm 14 July 2018
2.50pm 13 July 2018
1.52am 2 July 2018
9.40pm 30 May 2018
9.37pm 30 May 2018
6.10pm 29 May 2018
2.54pm 29 March 2018
9.06am 21 March 2018
4.24pm 15 January 2018
11.52am 3 January 2018
10.14am 14 October 2017
4.09pm 26 September 2017
3.31pm 18 September 2017
5.38am 14 August 2017
7.57pm 9 August 2017
11.58am 9 August 2017
12.03pm 7 August 2017
12.33pm 5 August 2017
3.39pm 28 July 2017
6.02pm 26 July 2017

Today's weather

17°C Rain
Min: 13°C
Max: 17°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Portpatrick Lifeboat Station
Portpatrick
Stranraer
Wigtownshire
DG9 8AN

Station phone number

01776 810251

Accessibility

Parking

Visiting times

Monday-Friday 
9am–4:30pm

Station training nights

June-August
Fridays
6pm

December-February
Sundays
1.30pm

Please call the station to confirm times before visiting

Shop hours

April–October
Monday–Sunday
11pm–4.30pm

November
Saturday–Sunday
1pm–4pm

Shop phone number

01776 810855

News and media from Portpatrick Lifeboat Station

SUN SHINES ON GIRVAN LIFEBOAT’S NAMING AND DEDICATION CEREMONY
Coxwain/Mechanic Callum Govus christens new lifeboat as Alan Reid names her from podium with the now traditional Quaic of Whisky
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SUN SHINES ON GIRVAN LIFEBOAT’S NAMING AND DEDICATION CEREMONY
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RNLI lifeboats remember those lost on 65th anniversary of MV Princess Victoria
Donaghadee volunteer crewmember Rebecca McCarthy will lay wreath at wreck site
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RNLI lifeboats remember those lost on 65th anniversary of MV Princess Victoria
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Donaghadee,Larne and Portpatrick RNLI lay wreath on 65th anniversary of disaster
Three RNLI all-weather lifeboats gathered to lay wreaths at the site where the MV Princess Victoria Ferry sank 65 years ago. A dedication was made by Donaghadee Coxswain Philip McNamara.
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Donaghadee,Larne and Portpatrick RNLI lay wreath on 65th anniversary of disaster
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Larne RNLI lay wreaths on 65th anniversary of MV Princess Victoria disaster
Two wreaths were laid at sea on the site of the sinking of the MV Princess Victoria by Larne RNLI and Larne Harbour on the 65th anniversary of the tragedy
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Larne RNLI lay wreaths on 65th anniversary of MV Princess Victoria disaster
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