Shouts Tag

30 Mar GAFIRS launched to assist couple in trouble at pier

Rescuers were called to assist a vessel which had got into trouble after mooring up alongside a Portsmouth pier. Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) was paged by UK Coastguard at 1740 to reports of a vessel in distress at Clarence Pier. The skipper of the...

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21 Mar GAFIRS pull boat adrift in shipping lane to safety

Rescuers were launched by UK Coastguard on Tuesday lunchtime to assist a 10-metre cabin cruiser dangerously adrift near Portsmouth. The pleasure craft, which had four people on board, had suffered engine failure near Horse Sand Fort and was drifting in the main shipping channel. Gosport & Fareham...

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14 Mar GAFIRS lifeboats called into action twice in one night

Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service's two lifeboats were called into action on Monday evening twice by UK Coastguard. The volunteer crews were paged by the Coastguard at around 2230 to assist with a search for a missing person with both the service’s lifeboat and inshore...

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20 Feb Fishing vessel towed to safety by GAFIRS

A small fishing boat that was drifting towards the main shipping channel on the approaches to Portsmouth Harbour was pulled to safety by rescuers on Monday night. The 17ft fishing boat, which had three men on board, had lost engine power and was unable to deploy...

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15 Feb GAFIRS assist broken RIB and three dinghies

Rescuers were called out by UK Coastguard on Wednesday afternoon to a safety boat in trouble just outside Portsmouth Harbour. Volunteer crews from Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) were mobilised just after 3pm to assist the 4.5m RIB that had broken down in the...

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29 Jan Yacht aground towed to safety by GAFIRS

A single manned yacht that had run aground outside Portsmouth Harbour was pulled to safety on Friday night by a volunteer lifeboat crew.  The 11m vessel had run aground on Hamilton Bank just outside the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour and was stuck fast when volunteer lifeboat...

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15 Jan GAFIRS rescue teenage sailor with head injury

A 17-year-old boy who had fallen out of a capsized dinghy and hit his head was saved by rescuers on Saturday. Volunteer lifeboat crews from Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) were returning from an exercise in Cowes when they were flagged down by a...

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10 Dec GAFIRS search for missing persons in The Solent 

A major multi-agency search for possible missing persons in The Solent was launched on Saturday (December 10) after Gosport Independent Lifeboat discovered two illuminated torches floating in the sea. Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) was paged by UK Coastguard at 6.30am to investigate reports...

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13 Nov GAFIRS assist four stricken fishermen

Rescuers were launched to assist four fishermen who were stranded in The Solent when the engine on their fishing boat failed. UK Coastguard paged the volunteer crew from Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) just after 8pm to assist. When GAFIRS arrived on the scene, just...

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06 Nov GAFIRS assist 36ft boat ablaze in The Solent

Rescuers were tasked to assist the crew of a 36ft motor boat on Sunday after it caught fire in The Solent. UK Coastguard asked Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) and Portsmouth Lifeboat to assist just after 1pm after the vessel issued an emergency radio...

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