RNLI shops, museums and the College will open as Government guidance allows. Lifeboat stations remain operational but are not open to visitors.

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.
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Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Portsmouth Lifeboat Station

1.04am 26 July 2021
7.20pm 23 July 2021
12.07pm 23 July 2021
10.23pm 21 July 2021
10.33pm 18 July 2021
10.33pm 18 July 2021
2.11am 16 July 2021
1.00am 15 July 2021
11.17pm 6 July 2021
6.07am 30 June 2021
4.46pm 25 June 2021
2.11pm 9 June 2021
12.41pm 7 June 2021
1.18pm 28 May 2021
7.53am 27 May 2021
7.31pm 23 May 2021
7.01pm 22 May 2021
11.50am 20 May 2021
6.55pm 17 May 2021
8.52pm 10 May 2021

Today's weather

17°C Cloudy
Min: 15°C Max: 17°C
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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
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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
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Portsmouth Launch to Assist 3 People
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Will you answer our Mayday call?

RNLI lifesavers are used to answering emergency calls, but today they’re putting out a call of their own. Your kind donation could help them carry on saving lives during their busiest time. Will you answer that call?