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Police, bomb disposal and ambulance crews will be among the large collection of emergency services showcasing their skills at Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service’s 10th anniversary open day. The event, which starts at 1100 and runs until 1600 this Sunday (July 16) is free to attend...

A volunteer lifeboat coxswain has been recognised for dedicating 40 years to saving lives at sea for HM Coastguard. Peter Brown, 65, a helm for Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) and a volunteer for Lymington Coastguard Rescue Team, was presented with the esteemed 2nd...

Two sailors were pulled to safety by rescuers after their dinghy capsized in The Solent. Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) was tasked by UK Coastguard at around 1500 on Sunday to assist the two sailors who were struggling to right their craft in Stokes...

Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service will be bringing together emergency crews for a special Blue Light showcase on Sunday, July 16. Representatives from police, fire and ambulance services will be attending Gosport Lifeboat Station, Stokes Bay, and showing off their emergency vehicles at a free...

Two yachts aground in the space of less than 12 hours kept rescuers from an independent lifeboat station busy this weekend. As temperatures soared across the south, so too did the work load for Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) which was called into action...

Local nautical firm Lewmar has dug deep to help out its local independent lifeboat station by donating a new anchor. Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) needed a new, smaller anchor for the ‘Joan Dora Fuller’ lifeboat and Lewmar came to the rescue. The firm donated...

A single-handed sailor who got into trouble on his way back from France to Portsmouth was assisted by rescuers on Friday. The skipper of the 24ft yacht called UK Coastguard for assistance when a sail got caught in the boat’s propeller in the middle of the...

A stricken motorboat that had been stranded in rolling seas and high winds was pulled to safety by rescuers on Monday. The 34ft powerboat had been struck by engine failure close to the Browndown shore but had managed to drop its anchor. UK Coastguard paged Gosport &...