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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

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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

18ft Sports Fisher Broken Down – Sunday 16th July 2017

18ft Sports Fisher Broken Down – Sunday 16th July 2017

While the Atlantic 85 was on routine training exercises in the Solent…
Shout 2 of 2: People Cut Off By The Tide – Monday 10th July 2017

Shout 2 of 2: People Cut Off By The Tide – Monday 10th July 2017

Crew Paged: 20:05pm Solent Coastguard requested the ILB to launch to reports…
Shout 1 of 2: Reports of Someone Under South Parade Pier – Monday 10th July 2017

Shout 1 of 2: Reports of Someone Under South Parade Pier – Monday 10th July 2017

Crew Paged 02:08am Early morning callout for our crew! The Atlantic 85…
Shout 3 of 3: Broken Down Vessel – Saturday 8th July 2017

Shout 3 of 3: Broken Down Vessel – Saturday 8th July 2017

Crew Paged: 21:18pm Solent Coastguard paged the crew for the 3rd time…