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

6.08pm 26 September 2020
3.02pm 20 September 2020
9.51pm 19 September 2020
9.40pm 19 September 2020
2.42pm 19 September 2020
1.17pm 14 September 2020
2.50pm 8 September 2020
5.05pm 4 September 2020
2.51pm 2 September 2020
2.20pm 2 September 2020
7.12pm 31 August 2020
4.06pm 29 August 2020
4.12pm 23 August 2020
11.56am 23 August 2020
2.11pm 20 August 2020
7.49pm 11 August 2020
7.35pm 9 August 2020
11.59am 8 August 2020
2.57pm 1 August 2020
2.57pm 1 August 2020

Today's weather

18°C Cloudy
Min: 9°C Max: 18°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
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 Launch to Assist 3 People
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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Join the Stansted Park Reindeer Run and help the RNLI fight the Perfect Storm
Photo of three participants in antlers from a previous Reindeer Run event.
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Join the Stansted Park Reindeer Run and help the RNLI fight the Perfect Storm
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Join the first ever Southsea Reindeer Run and help fight the Perfect Storm
Photo of three past participants in the RNLI's Reindeer Run.
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Join the first ever Southsea Reindeer Run and help fight the Perfect Storm
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