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Since the start of the lockdown and the most restrictive measures in a generation, charities across the country have adapted to how they both serve their communities and also find new ways to keep themselves afloat. As reported previously, for the duration of the national lockdown and the six weeks...

Whilst on routine patrol and engaging in local area familiarisation training, Gosport Lifeboat (based at GAFIRS Lifeboat Station in Stokes Bay) overheard a MAYDAY RELAY broadcast reporting a two-boat collision close to its location, just inside the entrance to Langstone Harbour. GAFIRS proceeded on the request of HM Coastguard...

Local lifeboat crews have hung up their lifejackets and taken to the streets to help those in their time of need. Over the last five weeks, volunteers from Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) have been working to provide a COVID-19 Community Response Service...

We are saddened to hear of the death of Stephen Dawson. Steve was a long-standing member of GAFIRS, supporting its functions from ashore, including time on the leadership team. He recently retired from the Service to focus on his career as a frontline Paramedic in Portsmouth. He sadly died...

The health and wellbeing of our volunteer rescuers is our principal mission. To minimise the risk of ill health to our crews, we have taken the decision to enter a period of hibernation and will not be attending any public visits or sea safety talks....