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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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Paraglider ditched off South Coast Guernsey

The new inshore lifeboat (ILB) was called out on her first “shout” at 16:25 on Wednesday 17th July 2019, when a report was received at The Joint Emergency Services Control Centre (JESCC) of a paraglider ditching at the base of cliffs at Mont Herault on the South coast of Guernsey.  The all-weather boat (ALB) was tasked soon after to support the inshore boat.

The ILB was on scene at 16:53 and after assessing the casualty and another person on scene, recovered and transferred both to the ALB.

Both the ILB and ALB arrived back at St Peter Port at 17:30, with the casualty being transferred to the Princess Elizabeth Hospital for treatment.

The ILB was back on station at 17:41, with the ALB being diverted to another vessel requiring assistance.

Vince Helmot, Duty SAR Mission Coordinator

photo by Carl Bisson
Spirit of Guernsey on 2 shouts. Tracking by Digimap