Welcome


Welcome to the official web site for the St Peter Port lifeboat. The Guernsey lifeboat station is one of only four in the Channel Islands. Operating for over 200 years, the crews of the Guernsey lifeboats have been honoured with several awards for gallantry.

Spirit of Guernsey at speed - photo by Tony Rive

The Station has seen a variety of lifeboats over the years and the current lifeboat is the Severn class ‘Spirit of Guernsey’. The Island has always been proud to support the Lifeboat Station and crews; in 1973 a special appeal raised a considerable sum towards the cost of the Arun Class “Sir William Arnold”.

Twenty years later an appeal was launched to raise £1 million to support the building of “Spirit of Guernsey”. Thanks to the generosity of friends in Guernsey, Sark, Herm and further afield, the target was achieved within one year. The RNLI relies entirely on voluntary donations.

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Picture by Brian Green

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Friends of the St Peter Port Lifeboat

The RNLI, including the Guernsey Branch, relies entirely on voluntary contributions and here’s how you can offer your support. We are launching a new fundraising scheme which is easy for you to join and which will give us a
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The new “100 Club” supports the St Peter Port lifeboat and enters you for a monthly lottery draw where you can win some great cash prizes.

Please click on the following links for the application form and the rules.

100 Club Leaflet

100 Club Lottery Rules

Thank you for your support.

 

 

St Peter Port Lifeboat Launched to Assist the Day Boat “Catch You Later”

Saturday, 12th March 2016 evening, Guernsey Coastguard received a telephone call from “Catch U Later” advising that they had run out of fuel and were unsure of their position. The Pilot Boat “St Sampson” made an initial attempt to locate “Catch U Later”, whilst preparing to transfer a pilot to “Jaynee W”, but without success.

The St Peter Port Lifeboat “The Spirit of Guernsey” was launched and located “Catch U Later” in the Little Russel before towing her safely back to St Peter Port.

Pic by Tony Rive 12-03-16 Two of the 4 Man Crew walk off the St Peter Port Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey after they had been rescued in their Motor Cruiser west of Tauteney Beacon after they had run out of Fuel somewhere between Herm and St Sampson's Harbour. The fast flowing northerly tide pushed their craft swiftly north before the Lifeboat men found them.

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The Spirit of Guernsey refuelling back in port after the 2nd shout in 24 hours. Two of the 4 Man Crew walk off the St Peter Port Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey after they had been rescued in their Motor Cruiser west of Tauteney Beacon after they had run out of Fuel somewhere between Herm and St Sampson’s Harbour. The fast flowing northerly tide pushed their craft swiftly north before the Lifeboat men found them.

Catch U Later having been towed back to St Peter Port - picture by Tony Rive

Catch U Later having been towed back to St Peter Port – picture by Tony Rive

Catch U Later having been towed back to St Peter Port - picture by Tony Rive

Catch U Later having been towed back to St Peter Port – picture by Tony Rive

Catch U Later having been towed back to St Peter Port - picture by Tony Rive

Catch U Later having been towed back to St Peter Port – picture by Tony Rive

Motor Cruiser “Beryl Ann” collision with Gate Rock prompts the launch of St Peter Port Lifeboat

Yesterday evening (Friday 11th March) at 2318, Guernsey Coastguard received a telephone call from The Mermaid Inn on Herm advising that a motor cruiser had struck Gate Rock and two people were believed to be in the water. St Peter Port Lifeboat “The Spirit of Guernsey” was launched and quickly located the vessel, “Beryl Ann”, which was well aground.

“The Spirit of Guernsey” recovered two people from Gate Rock, who were still with “Beryl Ann”, and confirmed that they were the only occupants. “The Spirit of Guernsey” returned them to St Peter Port and The States of Guernsey Vessel “Sarnia” recovered “Beryl Ann” this morning

Photo by Carl Bisson

Photo by Carl Bisson

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