Portaferry Lifeboat - Rescues
RNLI Lifeboat House, The Strand, Portaferry, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Portaferry lifeboat crew working with coastguard and ambulance personnel

Rescue & Service Records

    2017 2016
2015 2014 2013 2012
2011 2010 2009 2008
2007 2006 2005 2004
2003 2002 2001 2000
2017 Please scroll downwards to find date of Service
14 Jan @ 14:15

Portaferry Lifeboat, Blue Peter V, requested to launch by Belfast CGOC following a request for assistance from a 23ft fishing vessel located off Darragh Island, Strangford Lough.   Propellor fouled by a rope and unable to anchor.  One adult male on board.

Portaferry Lifeboat launched on service and quickly located the casualty vessel aground close to Darragh Island.

Casualty vessel taken under tow by the lifeboat which then proceeded to a pontoon at Strangford Lough Yacht Club where one person was landed to safety ashore.

Portaferry Lifeboat returned to station at 15:13

30 Jan @ 19:35

Whilst the crew of Portaferry Lifeboat were on exercise in their Blue Peter V lifeboat they were requested by the local Portaferry Coastguard team to search for a flare box that had floated off a recently sunken schooner.

The schooner, the Regina Caelis, had previously been berthed alongside the Cook Street quay of Portaferry for many months but had sunk a few days earlier resulting in debris being washed away on each high tide.

Following an extensive search by the lifeboat crew nothing was found and the lifeboat returned to station at 20:20

2 Feb @ 17:48

The Operations Manager of Portaferry Lifeboat received information from a member of the public that they had seen a white flashing light in the Strangford Narrows.  

On contacting the Belfast CGOC the Operations Manager was advised that the operations centre had also received a similar report.

Portaferry Lifeboat was launched on service in squally F7 SSE winds and commenced a search of the Strangford Narrows.

Portaferry Coastguard shore team reported that they had recovered a lifejacket with a flashing light south of the Cook Street Quay.

Portaferry Lifeboat was stood down and returned to station at 18:10

4 March @ 11:56

Belfast CGOC received a call on CH16 for assistance from a dive RhIB in the Strangford Narrows, off Strangford Village, with engine failure and at anchor. Six persons on board.

Portaferry Lifeboat launched on service.

After the lifeboat crew had assisted in recovering the RhIB's anchor the casualty vessel was taken under to tow by the lifeboat back to Strangford Village where 6 persons were landed to safety ashore.

Portaferry Lifeboat returned to station at 12:15

9 April @ 15:55

Portaferry Lifeboat crew had returned from a training exercise and the lifeboat was on its recovery trolly when a station Deputy Lunching Auuthority received a request from Belfast CGOC to assist a 4m RhIB in the Strangford Narrows with engine problems. 4 persons on board.

Portaferry Lifeboat crew quickly located the casualty vessel 2nm from the Station and brought the 4 persons from the RhIB on board the lifeboat.  The casualty vessel was then taken under tow to Strangford Village where 4 persons were landed to safety ashore.

Portaferry Lifeboat returned to Station at 17:25

Back to top  
  Please scroll upwards for earlier 'shouts' during 2017

 

Rescue & Service Records
    2017 2016
2015 2014 2013 2012
2011 2010 2009  2008
2007 2006 2005 2004
2003 2002 2001 2000

Current RNLI Fundraising Events - UK & Ireland | Today's Cartoon l Top of page