Shouts Tag

25 Sep Trio of rescues for Gosport independent lifeboat

Rescuers were launched three times this weekend to assist vessels in distress in The Solent. Lifeboat crews from Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS), based at Stokes Bay, Gosport, were first called into action by UK Coastguard on Saturday afternoon. GAFIRS was tasked to assist a...

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03 Sep GAFIRS launched to assist two vessels in distress

Gosport’s independent lifeboat came to the aid of two stricken vessels in quick succession on Friday night. Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service’s (GAFIRS) voluntary crew were paged by UK Coastguard at 2120 to assist a yacht that had issued a Pan Pan emergency distress call. The...

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31 Aug GAFIRS evacuate injured man from fishing boat

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...

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28 Aug Five people rescued after RIB breaks down in The Solent

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 &...

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26 Aug Gosport lifeboat tows 31ft catamaran to safety

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...

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14 Aug Stricken 51-foot yacht helped by Gosport Lifeboat

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 &...

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26 Jul GAFIRS Help Stricken Vessels During America’s Cup

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...

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18 Jul GAFIRS Launch Seven Rescues In Three Days

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...

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10 Jul Gosport Lifeboat Launched To Save People In Water

Gosport’s independent lifeboat crew has been called upon three times in the last week to reports of people in distress in the water. On Saturday night (July 9), Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service was launched by UK Coastguard to reports of a woman in the...

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