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02 Aug Mystery drifting vessel towed to safety by GAFIRS

Rescuers were paged by UK Coastguard to investigate reports of a mystery unmanned vessel adrift in the approaches to Portsmouth Harbour. Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) was called by UK Coastguard at 0800 on August 2 to reports of a 12ft wooden sailing dinghy...

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14 Jul Free event will be packed with emergency services

Police, bomb disposal and ambulance crews will be among the large collection of emergency services showcasing their skills at Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service’s 10th anniversary open day. The event, which starts at 1100 and runs until 1600 this Sunday (July 16) is free to attend...

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11 Jul GAFIRS coxswain awarded medal for 40 years’ service

A volunteer lifeboat coxswain has been recognised for dedicating 40 years to saving lives at sea for HM Coastguard. Peter Brown, 65, a helm for Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) and a volunteer for Lymington Coastguard Rescue Team, was presented with the esteemed 2nd...

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09 Jul Struggling sailors assisted by GAFIRS lifeboat

Two sailors were pulled to safety by rescuers after their dinghy capsized in The Solent. Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) was tasked by UK Coastguard at around 1500 on Sunday to assist the two sailors who were struggling to right their craft in Stokes...

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24 Jun GAFIRS to host 10th annual emergency services show

Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service will be bringing together emergency crews for a special Blue Light showcase on Sunday, July 16. Representatives from police, fire and ambulance services will be attending Gosport Lifeboat Station, Stokes Bay, and showing off their emergency vehicles at a free...

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19 Jun Two yachts aground assisted by GAFIRS

Two yachts aground in the space of less than 12 hours kept rescuers from an independent lifeboat station busy this weekend. As temperatures soared across the south, so too did the work load for Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) which was called into action...

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15 Jun Lewmar digs deep for GAFIRS

Local nautical firm Lewmar has dug deep to help out its local independent lifeboat station by donating a new anchor. Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) needed a new, smaller anchor for the ‘Joan Dora Fuller’ lifeboat and Lewmar came to the rescue. The firm donated...

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11 Jun Single-handed sailor assisted by GAFIRS lifeboat

A single-handed sailor who got into trouble on his way back from France to Portsmouth was assisted by rescuers on Friday. The skipper of the 24ft yacht called UK Coastguard for assistance when a sail got caught in the boat’s propeller in the middle of the...

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