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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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Belgium registered 12 metre vessel, “Lisana”

The St Peter Port Lifeboat was tasked at 04:18 this morning to go to the assistance of a Belgium registered 12 metre vessel, “Lisana” which had suffered engine failure and was unable to make sail, approximately 12 miles South of St Martin’s Point. 

The Spirit of Guernsey was alongside the casualty at 04:42 and took “Lisana in tow.  Arriving back at St Peter Port at 0546.

SJARS attended the vessel on arrival to assess the crew and render assistance.

St Peter Port Lifeboat was back on station at 06:15.

AIS receivers courtesy of Digimap

Avanti

The St Peter Port Lifeboat was tasked yesterday afternoon to go to the assistance of a 31’ vessel “Avanti” which was experiencing fuel problems, with 6 persons on board, 5 miles North of Guernsey. The Spirit of Guernsey was on … Continue reading