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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A tribute to Brian Green who passed away on Saturday 9th January 2016. An amazing photographer, a great St Peter Port lifeboat supporter and a gentleman.
Brian Green was a lifeboat enthusiast and as a photographer spent a great deal of his own time at sea on exercise with the crew. He brought his professional expertise to use in capturing the images of life on board and this proved invaluable to the local and national service.
He was held in great respect by all, and especially by the crew members stationed at St Peter Port.
A modest man, not easily drawn into conversation about his own exploits but a very knowledgeable person, his calm attitude always came to the fore when faced with a challenging situation. It was never a surprise that when crew members were winched off the lifeboat they found Brian already onboard the helicopter taking photographs. He took pleasure in finding archive images for exhibitions and publicity, devoting a great deal of time.
The first photo was taken on 9th May 2005. Brian was taking a photo with many former Harbourmasters and John Webster suggested he would take a photo with Brian in it. A rare event for Brian to be that side of the lens.
The 2nd photo is an iconic photo that Brian was very proud of. It was the most popular and award winning photo of the Sir William Arnold and was even on the front cover of the telephone directory.
The 3rd photo is Brian’s last RNLI event at Government House in November where he took the official photos including this group photo of the award winners.
Picture: Brian Green – November 10, 2015 – RNLI Presentations at Government House