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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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The “Spirit Of Guernsey” tasked to assist “Tubbs” 3 miles South West of Sark.

Monday 7th January 2019

1423 A call was received from “Tubbs”, a 31′ fishing vessel, that was suffering intermittent engine failure and was possibly looking for assistance.

1442 “Tubbs” engine failed completely, the vessel requested a tow to St Peter Port. As there were no suitable vessels to go to assist the fishing boat, “The Spirit of Guernsey” was tasked to tow the fishing boat.

1448 Lifeboat yellow

1501 Lifeboat at the Pier Heads bound for the casualty

1510 Lifeboat alongside casualty – establishing a tow.

1549 “The Spirit of Guernsey “arrives back in St Peter Port with “Tubbs” under tow, arrangements will be made  to repair the fishing boat’s engine by local Marine Engineers

AIS tracking courtesy of Digimap
Pic by Tony Rive 07-01-19 Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey powers out of St Peter Port Harbour before turning south and heading to a position approximately 6 miles southeast of St Martin’s Point to rendezvous with the local 31ft motor cruiser Tubbs which had lost all engine power and needed assistance.
Photo by Tony Rive

Assistance of “Manta”

The St Peter Port Lifeboat was launched at 08:25 on Saturday 5th January 2019 to go to the assistance of a local vessel the “Manta” with 2 people on board,   The vessel had fouled its propeller on passage to Jersey on discarded fishing gear and had lost all propulsion.  As no other vessels were in the area and able to assist, the lifeboat was tasked to tow “Manta” back to St Peter Port.

The lifeboat was alongside the casualty which was 6 miles South of St Martins Point, and established a tow at 08:52, and returned to St Peter Port at 09:47.

The Spirit of Guernsey was back on station at 09:53.

Photo by Carl Bisson