Portaferry Lifeboat Station photographed by Andrew Johnstone

Portaferry Lifeboat Station

Portaferry is one of seven RNLI lifeboat stations operating a lifeboat funded by viewers of the BBC television programme Blue Peter. The station was established due to the increase in pleasure boating activity in the Strangford Lough area and when Cloughey Lifeboat Station closed.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Portaferry Lifeboat Station

5.32pm 30 September 2018
5.23pm 28 September 2018
8.42am 16 September 2018
4.47pm 15 September 2018
11.21am 15 September 2018
3.17am 9 September 2018
5.22pm 8 September 2018
8.49pm 18 August 2018
8.49pm 18 August 2018
1.11pm 18 August 2018
3.17pm 11 August 2018
8.25pm 20 July 2018
1.34am 3 July 2018
1.31am 3 July 2018
1.24am 3 July 2018
10.54am 4 June 2018
7.25am 30 May 2018
3.28pm 28 May 2018
2.27pm 11 April 2018
2.21pm 11 April 2018

Today's weather

12°C Cloudy
Min: 10°C Max: 12°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

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

Station phone number

02842 728710

Visiting times

Visits are subject to volunteer availability and may be arranged by appointment.

Visitor contact

Brian Bailie

Visitor contact phone number

07768 555851

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News and media from Portaferry Lifeboat Station

Two callouts in 24 hours keeps Portaferry RNLI volunteers busy
Teenagers in inflatable
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Two callouts in 24 hours keeps Portaferry RNLI volunteers busy
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Portaferry RNLI rescue lone sailor from grounded yacht off the County Down coast
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Portaferry RNLI rescue lone sailor from grounded yacht off the County Down coast
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Portaferry RNLI launches twice in less than 12 hours
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Portaferry RNLI launches twice in less than 12 hours
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Portaferry RNLI rescue two people and a dog from a vessel in difficultly
File phot of Portaferry lifeboat on exercise
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Portaferry RNLI rescue two people and a dog from a vessel in difficultly
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