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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“St Peter Port Lifeboat” launched to assist “Local Vessel”

At 1805 on Sunday 7th May 2017, Guernsey Coastguard received requests for assistance from a local vessel approximately 8 miles north of Guernsey with a rope around the propeller.

The Spirit of Guernsey departed at 1840 and found the casualty at approximately 1930, after attaching a towline to the casualty the lifeboat returned to St Peter Port with the vessel in tow arriving at 2045.

Pic by Tony Rive 07-05-17
The Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey towing local Fishing boat past Roustel Beacon as both vessels head for St Peter Port Harbour.

Pic by Tony Rive 07-05-17
Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey towing Fishing boat into St Peter Port after attaching a Towline approximately 8 and a half miles north east of Le Platte Fougere Lighthouse.
The vessel’s propeller had got caught up with a 1 Ton Rubbish Bag whilst the skipper was returning to St Peter Port after a day’s Fishing Trip.