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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Monday 5th November, 2018
0152 A call was received from “Maluel ” (via Crossma Joburg) that a 40` French racing yacht had become entangled in fishing gear and were unable to proceed and requested assistance.
As there were no available vessels to go to the assistance of the yacht, “The Spirit of Guernsey” was tasked to the yachts assistance- with a brief to release the vessel and tow “ Maluel “to St Peter Port if necessary
0156 Lifeboat yellow
0221 Lifeboat at the Pier Heads bound for the search casualty
0247 Lifeboat alongside casualty – working on releasing the casualty vessel.
0300 The lifeboat manages to free the yacht, steering and engine tested .. all Ok
0307 “Maluel “resuming passage to Cherbourg, “The Spirit of Guernsey “returning to St Peter Port.
0326 “The Spirit of Guernsey “ arrives back in St Peter Port.
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