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Portsmouth is one of 236 lifeboat stations around the UK. The safety and comfort of our volunteer lifeboat crews and the protection of their lifeboats is paramount. So it’s crucial they have lifeboat stations that are fit for purpose. Every second counts when launching our lifeboats and each class of lifeboat requires specific shore facilities such as a boathouse, slipway or pontoon berth. Our volunteers need to be comfortable with supporting facilities including a changing room, training and crew room, workshop and communications area. Work to maintain, improve and rebuild our lifeboat stations is ongoing to accommodate new classes of lifeboats, update crew facilities and, ultimately, to ensure an effective lifesaving service.

PCC Logo Full ColourFor 40 years an inshore lifeboat at Portsmouth has provided search and rescue cover for the eastern Solent. 20 awards for gallantry have been presented to the crew. Today the station operates two inshore lifeboats.

​This station is classed as an Observe station. Observe stations also welcome visitors but many are in inaccessible places and best suited to maritime rescue rather than visits. However, they are situated in stunning locations so why not enjoy the local area, using the station as a starting point?

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Portsmouth is the 10th busiest station with 100 shouts a year
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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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Our Crew

Our Crew

The continued commitment of our dedicated volunteers enables this busy station to continue to provide support all year round.

Recent Lifeboat Launches

Person In The Water – Saturday 3rd February 2018

Person In The Water – Saturday 3rd February 2018

Crew Paged: 23:15pm Solent Coastguard immediately requested the launch of the Atlantic…
19ft Broken Down Vessel – Wednesday 24th January 2018

19ft Broken Down Vessel – Wednesday 24th January 2018

Crew Paged: 13:11pm Solent Coastguard requested Portsmouth Lifeboat Station’s D Class (Brians…
Crew Member With Leg Injury – Saturday 20th January 2018

Crew Member With Leg Injury – Saturday 20th January 2018

Crew Diverted: 15:03pm Whilst Portsmouth Lifeboat was afloat attending Cowes for the…
Both Boat Launch – 7 Metre Yacht Run Aground – Sunday 14th January 2018

Both Boat Launch – 7 Metre Yacht Run Aground – Sunday 14th January 2018

Crew diverted from exercise at: 11:04am Both boats were diverted from exercise…