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Portaferry RNLI Deal With Spinning Dory In Strangford Lough

Portaferry RNLI called out to the aid of a man thrown from motor boat in Strangford Lough. A volunteer crew from Portaferry RNLI were preparing for a training exercise when they received a call to go to the aid of a man who had been thrown from a small motor…

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Portaferry RNLI Launch Twice In Busy Weekend

The volunteer lifeboat crew at Portaferry RNLI responded to two calls for help over the weekend, one for a reported fire on a motorboat and the second to a casualty on board a yacht with a head injury. On Saturday 19 August, the pagers sounded at 12.36pm and a volunteer…

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Portaferry RNLI Rescues Four In Strangford Lough

The Portaferry Lifeboat was called out early on the afternoon of Wednesday 28 June to rescue a group of four people who had become stranded on an island at the north end of Strangford Lough. The four, two women and two children had become stranded on Rough Island, a small…

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Portaferry RNLI Rescue Seven In Strangford Lough

The volunteer lifeboat crew at Portaferry RNLI responded to a launch request this morning, Wednesday 3 May 2017, to go to the aid of five men and two women stranded on two adjacent islands on Strangford Lough. The volunteer crew received the request at 11.00am and the RNLI Lifeboat, an…

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Portaferry RNLI Launch To The Aid Of Man And Two Children On Motor Boat

Volunteer lifeboat crew at Portaferry RNLI responded to a launch request from the Coastguard this evening, Sunday 5 June 201, to go to the aid of a man and two children on board a 16-foot motor boat which was experiencing engine problems. The volunteer crew received the request at 6.55pm…

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Portaferry RNLI Rescue Two Stranded Kayakers On Strangford Lough

The volunteer lifeboat crew at Portaferry RNLI launched this afternoon, Tuesday 8th March, to the aid of two men stranded on Boretree Island, just off the coast at Mount Stewart in Strangford Lough, County Down. The two men were on a camping trip to the island and had paddled out…

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Portaferry RNLI Receives £3440 Cheque From Mermaid Bar In Kircubbin After BBQ

A cheque has been presented to Portaferry RNLI by Dawn Smyth for £3440. Receiving the cheque is Mrs Evelyn Brownlow, President of Portaferry and District Lifeboat Guild. The funds were raised at a recent barbeque at the Mermaid Bar in Kircubbin. Included are Aiden and Donna Hughes, proprietors of the Mermaid…

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Join The 35th Anniversary Ball For Portaferry RNLI At The La Mon

Join The 35th Anniversary Ball For Portaferry RNLI At The La Mon House Hotel on Saturday 21 March 2015 from 6.30pm.  

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Portaferry RNLI Receives Cheque From Ballynahinch Lions

James Brewster, Ballynahinch Lions receives a cheque from Mike Miall, Treasurer of Portaferry Lifeboat Guild. Included is Lady Brownlow, President Portaferry Lifeboat Guild. The cheque is for £100 raised from a street collection held on the 28 August and brings the total raised by the Ballynahinch Lions for the Portafe3rry RNLI to…

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Portaferry RNLI Launch To The Aid Of Capsized Sailors On Strangford Lough

Volunteer lifeboat crew at Portaferry RNLI were called out on Monday 11 August to a major incident on Strangford Lough. The world championship sailing event, which has attracted competitors from around the world, was being held at the East Down Yacht Club near Killyleagh County Down. Some 88 GP14 class…

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Portaferry RNLI Launch To Aid Four On Stranded Yacht

Portaferry RNLI received a request to launch their inshore lifeboat at 10.40am today (Tuesday 22 July) to the aid of a man and woman with two children on board a stranded yacht. The lifeboat launched at 10.47pm and arrived at the scene just south of Dogtail Point, Strangford Lough, at…

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Portaferry RNLI Rescues Fisherman As Boat Sinks

PORTAFERRY RNLI rescued a fisherman from the sea after his vessel sank off the county Down coast. The volunteer lifeboat crew responded to a Mayday call this afternoon (Wednesday 18 September) following a request from the Coastguard to go to the aid of the man aboard a fishing boat that was…

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Busy Start To The Weekend For Portaferry RNLI

FOLLOWING a busy weekend last week, Portaferry RNLI has once again got the weekend off to a start responding to two emergency calls from distressed boaters. On Friday 30 August, the first call was received at 2.55pm from two men and a child who were aboard a five-metre Shetland open…

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Portaferry RNLI Responds To Sinking Boat With Four Aboard

THE Portaferry RNLI responded to a mayday call about a converted fishing trawler in Ringhaddy Sound in Strangford Lough. The alarm was raised  last night  (Saturday 24 August) by the crew of a nearby yacht who reported the incident to HM Coastguard when they two men and two women on…

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Portaferry RNLI Rescues Two People Stranded On Island

THE Portaferry Lifeboat was called out early on Monday 22 August to rescue two people who had become stranded on an island at the north end of Strangford Lough. The two adults, one male and one female had become stranded on Island Hill, a small island which lies just offshore…

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