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Rescuers helped evacuate an injured man from a fishing vessel in Portsmouth Harbour on Tuesday evening. UK Coastguard tasked Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service to assist the man, who had fallen and injured his hip, at around 2230. The MOD police RIB was alongside the casualty...

Rescuers evacuated a woman with a serious head injury off a fort in the middle of The Solent this morning. The woman was winched into the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter from Spitbank Fort with assistance from Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS). GAFIRS was launched at 0840...

Rescuers were tasked to assist a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) that had got into difficulties in the middle of The Solent on Sunday. The seven metre RIB was located between Fishbourne and Cowes when it suffered engine failure and was drifting near the shipping channel. Gosport &...

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...