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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...

Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service featured on BBC Radio Solent in a special four minute piece. BBC Reporter Neil Sackley, right, visited the station ahead of the Joan Dora Fuller’s official launch to record a news piece. The feature was broadcast on Saturday, June 18, the...

GAFIRS rescuers were called to assist two yachts in distress on Sunday after one ran aground and another hit the submarine barrier in The Solent. Volunteer lifeboat crew from Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service were first deployed by UK Coastguard to assist a vessel which...

Record-breaking sailor Dee Caffari officially launched Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service’s two new lifeboats on Saturday, June 18. Caffari celebrated the naming of the Joan Dora Fuller, the rescue service’s 9m RIB, and the Ian Fuller, GAFIRS’ smaller 4.8m RIB, by spraying the two new...

Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) displayed its new Lifeboat at Seawork International this week. The show, in Southampton, is Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition. Volunteer crews from GAFIRS took the new Delta lifeboat to the show on Wednesday and Thursday where 7,500 visitors...

Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service vice chairman (strategic) Steve Ray has worked on the new lifeboat project for two years. Here he answers some questions about our new lifeboat. What is the new boat called? The Joan Dora Fuller. How big is she? She’s 9m long, 3.15m wide...