Portaferry Lifeboat Station
'Stan, Eric and Quentin too!'
Thanks to Piers Baker


Ahoy there! from 'Stormy Stan'

" I'm looking for new crew "

Visit me at the RNLI 'Storm Force' website to find out more about how 'younger people' aged 11 and under can become members of the RNLI 'Storm Force' club.

It's a really great way to support the life-saving work of the RNLI and for young people to learn lots about the importance of water safety.

It's also a wonderful educational gift for children and the membership fee is just £12/€10.50 per year. Members receive a quarterly 'Storm Force' magazine and much more, including a shiney new badge for each year of membership.

There are special group rates for schools, scouts, guides and other youth organisations.

For an application to join 'Storm Force' click here

Or to visit the RNLI website for more information click here


for Adults & Children

 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there are currently no RNLI lifeguarded beaches operational in Northern Ireland

When possible, please try to swim, body-board or wind-surf at a RNLI life-guarded beach.

Look for and ALWAYS follow any safety signs or flags at or near a beach.  

A RNLI Beach Safety 'app' is now available for use on many mobile phones.  Check out your 'App Store' for

'RNLI Beach Finder'

The 'app' has important safety information and lifeguard attendance times for each RNLI Life-Guarded beach along the coastline of Northern Ireland and the UK mainland.  And....its free to download.

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