Instituto de Socorros a Náufragos

Portuguese Institute for Lifesaving

The Portuguese Lifesaving Institute was founded in 1892. Since then, 33,000 persons have been rescued, as well as 9,000 boats and 550,000 persons had been helped. It operates all over the Portuguese coast through 32 lifeguard stations. Some of the lifeguards are working for free and some are paid. The members of the society are also active in the saving of victims at the sea.


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Postal Address

Rua Direita de Caxias 31
2780-042 Caxias

Phone: +351 214 544 710




Last Updated: 11th April 2019