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.
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 becalmed 13 nautical miles south west of St Martins point on
the south coast of Guernsey and was unable to proceed to St Peter Port.
An all ships call was put out to any vessel in the area that
could assist “Addiko” however there was no response and therefore the St Peter
Port Lifeboat the “Spirit of Guernsey” was launched at 15:56 and proceeded to
the scene. Once “Addiko” was located, a
tow was established and the vessel was towed safely back to St Peter Port,
arriving shortly after 18:40.
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 →
At 08:37 local time on Monday 3rd June 2019, a distress message was received by Guernsey Coastguard from the 17 foot vessel ‘Dingbat’ with two persons on board. The vessel had broken down and become swamped one nautical mile North … Continue reading →
At 1720 on Wednesday 29th May 2019, Guernsey Coastguard received a radio call from sailing vessel “Rancer” asking for assistance. The vessel had 1 person onboard and had broken down approximately 2 miles west of Little Sark. She was making … Continue reading →
At 1110 on Monday 6th May, Guernsey Coastguard received a PAN PAN urgency call from the fishing vessel “Kendor” which had broken down in the vicinity of Vivian Beacon, approximately half a mile south of the entrance to St Sampson’s … Continue reading →
At 07:40am on Sunday 28th April 2019, Guernsey Coastguard received a MAYDAY distress call from the 42-foot sailing vessel Allura, with five persons on-board.The message stated that the Allura had run aground on rocks just outside of Beaucette marina on … Continue reading →