RNLI Portsmouth Lifeboat Station

Portsmouth Lifeboat Station

Portsmouth Lifeboat Station has been providing search and rescue for the eastern Solent since 1965. The crews have won two medals for gallantry and currently operate two inshore lifeboats.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Portsmouth Lifeboat Station

6.30pm 9 April 2021
10.43am 6 April 2021
2.14pm 1 April 2021
7.36pm 26 March 2021
3.08pm 22 March 2021
1.29pm 28 February 2021
12.47am 10 February 2021
2.18pm 9 February 2021
9.32pm 5 February 2021
5.10pm 1 February 2021
6.52pm 28 January 2021
3.26pm 26 January 2021
4.55pm 10 January 2021
2.57pm 9 January 2021
9.19pm 6 January 2021
9.23pm 22 December 2020
5.47pm 12 December 2020
10.58am 4 December 2020
10.58am 4 December 2020
12.07pm 16 November 2020

Today's weather

10°C Cloudy
Min: 6°C Max: 10°C
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While our lifeboat stations remain operational and are continuing to launch to those at peril at sea, they are not currently open to visitors. 

Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Portsmouth Lifeboat Station
Ferry Road
Southsea
Hampshire
PO4 9LY

Station phone number

02392 814811

Visitor times

Please contact the station to arrange a visit

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News and media from Portsmouth Lifeboat Station

Portsmouth Lifeboat tasked to recover 2 people from Sunken Jetski, 2.5 Miles south of Langstone Harbour
Video Lifeboats
Portsmouth Lifeboat tasked to recover 2 people from Sunken Jetski
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Portsmouth Lifeboat Launched to assist 3 people from a capsized speedboat. the three casualties were recovered to the Hayling Island Public Slipway before the Lifeboat returned to recover the capsized / semi-sunken 14ft Fletcher Speedboat. With assistance from the Coastguard and Public the boat was pulled to the beach, righted, bailed out and towed back to the public slipway
Video Rescue
Portsmouth Launch to Assist 3 People
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Photo of three participants in antlers from a previous Reindeer Run event.
Article Fundraising
Join the Stansted Park Reindeer Run and help the RNLI fight the Perfect Storm
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Photo of three past participants in the RNLI's Reindeer Run.
Article Fundraising
Join the first ever Southsea Reindeer Run and help fight the Perfect Storm
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