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15 Nov GAFIRS launched to stranded fishermen

Rescuers were launched by UK Coastguard to assist two fishermen who were stranded in Portsmouth Harbour. Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) was alerted at 0733 on Wednesday morning (November 15) to the duo, one of whom was without medication for an existing condition. GAFIRS was...

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08 Nov GAFIRS handed cash for new lifeboat engine

An independent lifeboat charity has been awarded more than £5,000 to purchase a new outboard engine to help save more lives at sea. Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) was handed the cash by the Department for Transport as part of its inshore and inland...

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06 Nov GAFIRS tow 39ft yacht to safety

A yacht that had suffered engine failure and snagged its anchor in the Solent was assisted by a voluntary lifeboat crew. The 39ft Bavaria was located just north of Osbourne Bay, Isle of Wight, when it suffered the failure. The skipper hailed Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue...

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04 Nov Fishing vessel towed to safety by GAFIRS

Rescuers were launched to assist a stricken fisherman in The Solent in the early hours of Saturday morning (November 4). Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service was paged to assist the fishing vessel, which had suffered power failure, by UK Coastguard at 1am. Voluntary lifeboat crews from...

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15 Oct Lifeboat launched to stricken fishermen

Rescuers from Gosport lifeboat station were launched by UK Coastguard to assist a fishing vessel that had been struck with engine failure early on Sunday morning (October 14). Crews from Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) were tasked to assist a 31ft fishing vessel with...

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13 Sep GAFIRS help with major boat accident exercise

An exercise which saw six people pretend to be severely hurt following a boating accident at Stokes Bay put rescuers through their paces on Tuesday evening (Sept 12). The major incident saw Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS), Coastguard rescue teams from Hill Head and...

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25 Aug Rescuers pull sinking jet ski to safety

A jet ski which had sunk off Lee-on-the-Solent was pulled to safety by rescuers on Friday (August 25). Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) was paged at 1519 by UK Coastguard to assist the sinking craft. The Yamaha craft and the jet skier had been assisted...

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20 Aug Man with head injury evacuated from ferry

A 67-year-old man who slipped and suffered a head injury on board a pleasure cruise was evacuated by lifeboat crews on Sunday (August 20). The man had fallen down a flight of stairs on the ferry and had hit his head when Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue...

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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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