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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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“St Peter Port Lifeboat” launched to assist yacht

At 07:17 on Sunday 28th May, Guernsey Coastguard received a call from the yacht “Lady in Red” 1 nm northeast of Guernsey with a rope around the propeller.
The Spirit of Guernsey departed St Peter Port at 07:55 and found the yacht with (1) crew member on board at 08:12.
The Lifeboat was able to cut the yacht free before towing the casualty to St Peter Port Harbour arriving at 09:05.

“St Peter Port Lifeboat” launched to assist Local fishing vessel

At 06:17 on Saturday 27th May, Guernsey Coastguard received a call from the local fishing vessel “Sandra J” the vessel was just south of Guernsey with a rope around the propeller.
The Spirit of Guernsey departed St Peter Port at 06:45 and found the casualty off Jerbourg point with (2) crew on board at 06:57.
The Lifeboat was able to cut the rope then towed the vessel back to St Peter Port harbour arriving at 07:37.