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

12.58pm 21 August 2019
11.15am 17 August 2019
7.01pm 2 August 2019
7.37pm 26 July 2019
7.30pm 13 July 2019
1.56am 13 July 2019
6.46pm 28 May 2019
11.40pm 25 May 2019
8.58pm 22 May 2019
8.54pm 22 May 2019
5.34pm 19 May 2019
10.10pm 14 May 2019
5.30pm 12 May 2019
5.05pm 26 April 2019
2.52pm 20 April 2019
1.51am 14 April 2019
4.37pm 5 December 2018
9.27pm 20 November 2018
5.32pm 30 September 2018
5.23pm 28 September 2018

Today's weather

16°C Rain
Min: 9°C Max: 16°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

Ian Harrison

Visitor contact email

ian_harrison@rnli.org.uk

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News and media from Portaferry Lifeboat Station

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