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A huge thank you to our crews, who responded to 3 incidents back to back last night and spent over 5.5 hours on the water. At 9.02pm, Gosport LIfeboat was paged as part of a search in the North of Portsmouth Harbour. After more than 3...

At 2.09pm yesterday, Gosport Lifeboat was paged to assist a dingy in Stokes Bay with rudder failure, stopping the skipper from righting his boat. Our crew took the vessel in tow back to Stokes Bay Sailing Club, where it could be recovered and reapairs made....

Were you watching BBC South Evening News tonight? They told the amazing story of Saturday Night's incident and the hero Dog Poppy who raised the alarm of someone in the water, leading to him being rescued. Watch the full report here. Image taken from the...

Dog sounds the alarm to man struggling in the sea A man is lucky to be alive thanks to a dog that alerted its owner to a man struggling in the water. At around 8pm on Saturday night a man fell from a tender at Royal Clarence...

At 11.22pm on Wednesday the crew were paged as part of a multi agency response to an incident in Fareham. With other agencies arriving on scene, it was established that thankfully a water rescue was not required and the lifeboat was stood down. ...

At 4.31pm today, we were paged to assist a vessel on fire in the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour, after a MAYDAY was issued asking for help. Thankfully a Police vessel was nearby and was able to offer assistance quickly so the crew were stood down...

On Tuesday night, we were paged alongside Portsmouth Coastguard Rescue Team and Hill Head Coastguard Rescue Team to a report of a car in the water with a person inside by the slipway at the Hard. With the person involved reported safe and no further...

Our incidents don't always involve launching the Lifeboat. Today, whilst the crew were on station training, they were made aware of a casualty with a suspected broken arm near the station. Keeping the casualty warm with blankets, the crew administered Entonox gas to help manage...

It was a busy day for our crew today as they carried out a training exercise with the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 175 and responded to 2 incidents. At 11.48am the Coastguard asked the crew to respond to reports of a kitesurfer that had become detached from...

2021 has been the busiest year GAFIRS has seen for 11 years! With 117 Incidents ranging from towing broken vessels, searches for missing persons, fires, sinking vessels and serious medical incidents including cardiac arrests. Our team has worked hard throughout the year, donating over 11,000...