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.
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.
Today (4 July 2019) at 9am, Guernsey welcomed a new RNLI inshore lifeboat to the harbour at St Peter Port. The Elizabeth and Margaret Milligan B-class Atlantic lifeboat joins the all-weather boat in the harbour for a two-year trial period. The volunteer … Continue reading →
AIS track from Digimap At 15:47 on Saturday 29th June 2019, Guernsey Coastguard received a VHF radio call from the local dive vessel Delphys declaring that they had two divers missing in a position approximately 9 cables west of Gross … Continue reading →
At 23:48 on Saturday 22nd June 2019, a 999 call was received by the Joint Emergency Services Control Centre (JESCC), from a male who was stuck on the cliffs to the south of Rosaire steps on the west coast of … Continue reading →
At 15:17 on Saturday 15th June 2019, Guernsey Coastguard received a telephone call from Jersey Coastguard who had been contacted by the sailing vessel “Addiko” asking for assistance. The vessel with 2 persons onboard, had suffered engine failure and was … Continue reading →
At 15:40 on Thursday 6th June 2019, Guernsey Coastguard received a radio call from sailing vessel “Pickle” asking for assistance. The vessel had 2 persons onboard and had picked up a rope around her propeller approximately four nautical miles due … Continue reading →