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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?

       

 

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

News

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

From fundraisers to open days, click here for the info on all our upcoming events.
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

People Cut Off By The Tide – Saturday 26th August 2017

People Cut Off By The Tide – Saturday 26th August 2017

Crew Paged: 11:52am Solent Coastguard requested the D class to launch to…
Person In The Water – Wednesday 23rd August 2017

Person In The Water – Wednesday 23rd August 2017

Crew Paged: 15:48pm Solent Coastguard requested Portsmouth’s D Class (Brian’s Pride) to…
21ft Yacht Struggling To Make Way – Saturday 19th August 2017

21ft Yacht Struggling To Make Way – Saturday 19th August 2017

Crew Paged: 16:26pm Solent Coastguard requested the Atlantic 85 to launch to…
Broken Down 5 Metre Vessel – Wednesday 16th August 2017

Broken Down 5 Metre Vessel – Wednesday 16th August 2017

Crew Paged: 18:10pm Solent Coastguard requested the D Class to launch to…