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Time is running out for swimmers to register to brave the chilly waters of The Solent in aid of an independent lifeboat station on New Year’s Day. Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service is once again holding its popular NYD Swim at midday on January 1. This...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...