Shouts Tag

25 Aug Rescuers pull sinking jet ski to safety

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...

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20 Aug Man with head injury evacuated from ferry

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...

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02 Aug Mystery drifting vessel towed to safety by GAFIRS

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...

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09 Jul Struggling sailors assisted by GAFIRS lifeboat

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...

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19 Jun Two yachts aground assisted by GAFIRS

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...

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11 Jun Single-handed sailor assisted by GAFIRS lifeboat

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...

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06 Jun GAFIRS assist injured man and pull boat to safety

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 &...

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04 Jun GAFIRS lifeboat assists sailor with head injury

A 35-year-old sailor who suffered a head injury when his vessel overturned in The Solent was assisted by the crews of an independent lifeboat on Saturday. The man, from Portsmouth, was sailing with a friend in a 5.9-metre catamaran when they were overturned near No Man’s...

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03 Jun Lifeboat tows drifting RIB from shipping channel

Rescuers were called to assist a RIB which had lost power and was dangerously adrift in a shipping channel on Saturday morning. The vessel, which had two persons on board, issued a Pan Pan distress call when it lost power off Gilkicker, Stokes Bay, Gosport. The crew...

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