Contact Portaferry Lifeboat Station
RNLI Lifeboat House, The Strand, Portaferry, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Operational matters

Mr Philip Johnston
Lifeboat Operations Manager

Portaferry Lifeboat Station
The Strand,
Co. Down. BT22 1PF
Northern Ireland

Tel: (44)  07768 555851
                            (non-emergencies only)

NOTE - It is very important that in any emergency requiring the services of a lifeboat that you should dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard

Press/Media enquiries only

Miss Jordan Conway
Lifeboat Press Officer

Tel: 07487 762226 or via e-mail at;


President - Mr John Murray Sen

Chairman: 'Lifeboat Management Group' - Ms Isabel Hood

Lifeboat Operations Manager - Mr Philip Johnston

Deputy Launching Authority - Mr Graham Edgar, Mr John Murray Jnr & Mr Ian Harrison

Station Treasurer - Colin Hagan

Station Admin Officer - Fiona Magee

Lifeboat Press Officer - Miss Jordon Conway

Lifeboat Training Co-ordinator - Paddy Ritchie

Boathouse Manager - Vacant

Lifeboat Visits Officer - Ian Harrison

Community Safety Officer - Ian Harrison

Lifeboat Medical Adviser - Dr Michael Doyle

For donations, any fund raising enquiries or if you would like us to attend your event

Please contact Portaferry & District Lifeboat Guild by clicking on the e-mail address below;

Portaferry & District Lifeboat Guild

Officers for 2010/2021

President - Mrs Eveleigh Brownlow

Chairman - Mrs Pat Browne

Vice Chairman & Treasurer - Mr Mike Miall

Secretary - Mrs Kate Rebbeck

Box Secretary - Mrs Ann Ritchie 

Souvenir Secretary - Mrs Joan Peacock

Please contact us at:

You can also donate to our
RNLI Lifesavers Fund


Station visits and Water Safety

To visit our RNLI Lifeboat Station or want to have someone give a talk to your school, group or organisation about 'Water Safety' and the lifesaving work of the RNLI, or if you require a RNLI Sea Safety 'Sea Check' of your vessel;

Please contact Ian Harrison, our Community Safety Officer, with details of your request after clicking on the e-mail address below;


This website is published with the intention to provide information about the lifesaving work of the Portaferry RNLI Lifeboat Station, the rescues carried out by the station's voluntary RNLI lifeboat crew and the work of their fundraising colleagues of the Portaferry and District Lifeboat Guild.

The website also provides some information about the history of the Portaferry RNLI Lifeboat Station and other local lifeboat stations, both past and present.

Rescue services on the website (known by lifeboat crew as 'shouts') are abbreviated and are listed since the year 2000.

Should you wish to contact us by email via one of the links on this website your email will be forwarded to an appropriate person at Portaferry RNLI who will respond to your question or query.  Please bear in mind that they are volunteers and it may take some time for them to reply. The information you provide will be used to contact you but in the interests of your and others privacy you are requested not to include personal or private information other than that necessary to contact you about your question or query.  To respond we may also need to contact the RNLI who operate a Privacy and Security Policy which can be viewed here

If you have any concerns about any information contained within this website you should forward details to    




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