Welcome


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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St Peter Port lifeboat flag day

Lifeboat Flag Day in Town is on Saturday 25th. June. The Lifeboat will be alongside the slipway opposite the Town Church from 09.30 to 11.00 for people to look round the lifeboat and meet some of the crew.

If anybody is willing to collect in Town during the day, please call Celia Allen on 720414.

Celia Allen awarded MBE

Many congratulations to Celia Allen who was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours List. Celia is Chairman of the Guernsey Lifeboat Guild

Pic by Tony Rive 14-06-16 Celia Allen MBE at St Peter Port Harbour opposite Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey. She has been honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for her work as Chairwomen for the Guernsey Lifeboat Guild and the Guernsey Samaritans.

Pic by Tony Rive 14-06-16
Celia Allen MBE at St Peter Port Harbour opposite Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey

“Spirit of Guernsey” responds to “Herm Trident 5” in the approaches to Herm

1530  Trident 5 puts out a Pan Pan call requesting assistance as she has struck a submerged object and may require a tow.

1531 “All ships”   VHF Ch. 16 call to go to “Trident V`s”, position Lifeboat Red, “Sarnia“ (workboat) tasked to assist.

1532 “Out Of the Blue” local fishing charter proceeding as vessel close by, other vessels responding

1539 “Out Of the Blue “ standing-by “Trident V”

1540 ”Spirit of Guernsey”, “Sarnia” and Sarnia Dory and “Breqhou Lass” pier-heads .

1550 Lifeboat alongside casualty, establishing a tow to move vessel out of immediate danger.

1558 “Sarnia” picking up a bridle to tow vessel to St Peter Port , “Spirit of Guernsey” transferring passengers from “Trident V”

1617 Lifeboat back in St Peter Port with all passengers safetly accounted for

1629 “Sarnia “ arrives back in St Peter Port with “Herm Trident V” in-tow.

1632 “Spirit of Guernsey” back on station.

Photos by Tony Rive

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Repairs to be carried out by Marine and General at St Sampsons.

Trident V Incident 08-06-16 Pic by Tony Rive (13)

Repairs to be carried out by Marine and General at St Sampsons – photos by Tony Rive