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Gosport independent lifeboat was called to assist a stricken 31ft catamaran in The Solent on Thursday evening. UK Coastguard requested Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service’s lifeboat, the Joan Dora Fuller, take over a tow of a casualty vessel from Bembridge Lifeboat after it had got...

Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) crew took part in the making of a special viral video to raise awareness of a charity campaign. The video - organised by Andy Elwood, a paramedic crewman of the Coastguard 104 rescue helicopter - is designed to highlight...

Rescuers rushed to assist a 51-foot yacht that had suffered engine failure and was taking on water in The Solent on Saturday. The yacht – which was just off Osborne Bay, Isle of Wight – raised the alarm with UK Coastguard at 1430 and Gosport &...

Rescuers saved a family from a smouldering boat and helped a stricken vessel that had fouled its prop in a busy weekend of emergencies in The Solent. Crews from Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service were on the water throughout the America’s Cup weekend and were...

Rescuers were called into action seven times in three days as a clutch of people got into trouble in waters around The Solent. Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) dealt with a host of emergencies including a boat that had run aground, several broken down...

Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service will be bringing together emergency crews for a special Blue Light showcase on Sunday, July 17. Representatives from police, fire and ambulance services will be attending Gosport Lifeboat Station, Stokes Bay, and showing off their emergency vehicles at a free...

Gosport’s independent lifeboat crew has been called upon three times in the last week to reports of people in distress in the water. On Saturday night (July 9), Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service was launched by UK Coastguard to reports of a woman in the...

Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service are holding their annual emergency services open day on Sunday, July 17, 2016. It's a free event and everyone is welcome. Come and meet the people behind the blue lights as well as your local independent lifeboat crew. On display: Gosport And...

Rescuers pulled a stricken 40ft luxury motor yacht out of a busy shipping channel on Saturday in the first of three emergencies in The Solent. Lifeboat crews from Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service assisted three vessels in total on Saturday during a busy 13-hour shift. As...