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.


Picture by Brian Green

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Fishing Vessel “Kendor” – St Peter Port Lifeboat Launched to assist broken down vessel

At 1110 on Monday 6th May, Guernsey Coastguard received a PAN PAN urgency call from the fishing vessel “Kendor” which had broken down in the vicinity of Vivian Beacon, approximately half a mile south of the entrance to St Sampson’s Harbour. The vessel had 2 people onboard and was drifting towards the breakwater at Longue Hougue.

St Peter Port Lifeboat the “Spirit of Guernsey” launched at 1129 and was on scene within 5 minutes. None of the crew of the vessel sustained any injuries and she was safely towed back to St Peter Port arriving shortly before midday.

Pic by Tony Rive 06-05-19 Guernsey Harbour’s Marina Dory taking the small Fishing boat Kendor towards the Swan Pontoon’s after it had been towed into St Peter Port Harbour by Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey, after it had broken down near Vivian Beacon near Belle Greve Bay.

Mayday – Sailing vessel ‘Allura’

At 07:40am on Sunday 28th April 2019, Guernsey Coastguard received a MAYDAY distress call from the 42-foot sailing vessel Allura, with five persons on-board.
The message stated that the Allura had run aground on rocks just outside of Beaucette marina on the North coast of Guernsey and that the crew considered themselves to be in imminent danger.
The St Peter Port Lifeboat the ‘RNLB Spirit of Guernsey’ was launched at 08:04 and was on scene with the casualty vessel by 08:13.
After initial assessments were conducted as to the condition of the crew and vessel it was decided to tow the Allura clear of the rocks and back to St Peter Port harbour.
Both vessels arrived safely back into harbour at 08:43 and the St Peter Port Lifeboat was back on Station at 08:48.

M/V Majeur Deux – St Peter Port Lifeboat Launched to Assist Stricken Vessel

At 1250 on Sunday 21st April, Guernsey Coastguard received a MAYDAY call from a Jersey registered vessel in distress approximately 5 miles south-east of St Martin’s Point. Motor vessel “Majeur Deux” had suffered a mechanical failure with smoke emitting from her engine compartment.

At 1305, St Peter Port Lifeboat was launched to assist the vessel. The lifeboat arrived on scene at 1325 and a crewmember was transferred to the casualty. A tow was established and Majeur Deux was towed safely back to St Peter Port arriving alongside the Inter Island Quay at 1445.

An ambulance attended and the 2 crew were treated for minor smoke inhalation.

St Peter Port lifeboat and helicopter exercise

photo by Jon Le Ray
photo by Jon Le Ray
Pic by Tony Rive 17-04-19 The St Peter Port Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey heads south in the Little Russel as speed during a winching exercise with a Royal Navy Helicopter from Yeovilton.
Pic by Tony Rive 17-04-19 An Airman being winched up from the foredeck of the St Peter Port Lifeboat “Spirit of Guernsey” during a winching exercise in the Little Russel.