Portaferry RNLI Lifeboat Station
Lifeboat House, The Strand, Portaferry, Co Down, BT22 1PF, Northern Ireland

Website established 1999

Welcome to the 'Home Page' of   Portaferry Lifeboat Station



Our latest 'SHOUT'

29 March @ 14:56

2 divers in difficulty at Ballyhenry Bay

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Latest News

RNLI Tractor Run a great success
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Station Open Day
Sunday - 1 June from 12:00 to 15:00

'Blue Peter V'

Photo: RNLI - Colin Watson

GENERAL INFORMATION

This web site provides information about the 'life saving' work and history of Portaferry RNLI Lifeboat Station and the fundraising efforts of the Portaferry & District Lifeboat Guild.

Since the Station opened in May 1980 the Portaferry Lifeboat has been launched 783 times, rescued 651 people and saved 104 lives

Details of our life saving 'shouts' for the past 14 years can be viewed on 'Our Rescues' page.

Our 'Links' page is updated frequently and is a continuing source of useful nautical and other local information for yachtsmen and others planning to visit the area.

Portaferry Lifeboat Station is located at Portaferry, County Down, Northern Ireland.

It is the home of 'Blue Peter V', an 'Atlantic 85' lifeboat.

Our lifeboat was presented to the Station by CBBC 'Blue Peter', a current and popular BBC Children's Television programme for over 50 years.

Funding for our 'Blue Peter V' was achieved through the efforts of children throughout the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and beyond. Both of our previous Blue Peter lifeboats were funded by CBBC 'Blue Peter' and were named 'Blue Peter V'.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a charity.

The 'National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck' was founded on 4th March 1824 by Sir William Hillary from the Isle of Man.  

In 1854 the name of the institution was changed to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Today, the RNLI has 237 lifeboat stations located in strategic locations along the coastline and inland waters of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.  In addition there are now over 180 RNLI life-guarded beaches.

As in 1824, the life-saving work of the RNLI is made possible through membership contributions, donations and legacies.

To find out how you could join our Crew, assist us with fundraising, or help the RNLI in other ways, please click here

For our younger surfers and 'Stormforce' members - click here for this month's 'Stormy Stan' cartoon and beach safety information.

The RNLI is a charity registered in England & Wales (209603) and Scotland (SCO37736)
Charity Number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland

Webmaster: Jim Brown - Webmaster@PortaferryLifeboat.com
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