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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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Emily B

The St Peter Port Lifeboat was called out on the evening of Saturday 27th August 2016 to go to the aid of a 26 foot Jersey registered motor cruiser, which had suffered engine failure.  The Emily B with 5 people on board, was approximately 3.5 miles South East of Sark, when they put out a call for assistance.

As there were no other vessels in the area, the Spirit of Guernsey was tasked to assist with a tow to Guernsey.

The lifeboat left St Peter Port at 18:05 and was safely back in with the casualty at 19:30

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Sark Service of the sea at Creux Harbour

The Spirit of Guernsey passing Herm’s south coast cliffs on its return to St Peter Port Harbour following the Sark Service of the Sea in Creux Harbour. The service was also attended by Guernsey’s Marine Ambulance launch Flying Christine III.

Pic by Tony Rive 21-08-16 Spirit of Guernsey heading for Guernsey from Sark after attending the Sea Church Service at Creux Harbour.

Pic by Tony Rive 21-08-16
Spirit of Guernsey heading for Guernsey from Sark after attending the Sea Church Service at Creux Harbour.

Pic by Tony Rive 21-08-16 Spirit of Guernsey heading for St Peter Port after attending the Sea Church Service at Creux Harbour in Sark.

Pic by Tony Rive 21-08-16
Spirit of Guernsey heading for St Peter Port after attending the Sea Church Service at Creux Harbour in Sark.

Pic by Tony Rive 21-08-16 Local Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey passing Herm Island's south coast cliff's whilst on Passage from Sark to St Peter Port following the Sea Church service in Sark's Creux Harbour also attended by the Marine Ambulance launch Flying Christine III

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Local Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey passing Herm Island’s south coast cliff’s whilst on Passage from Sark to St Peter Port following the Sea Church service in Sark’s Creux Harbour also attended by the Marine Ambulance launch Flying Christine III

Pic by Tony Rive 21-08-16 Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey returning to St Peter Port after attending the Sark Sea Church service in Creux Harbour, with Flying Christine III

Pic by Tony Rive 21-08-16
Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey returning to St Peter Port after attending the Sark Sea Church service in Creux Harbour, with Flying Christine III

“Vital Spark”

The St Peter Port Lifeboat was called out Sunday 7th August 2016 to go to the assistance of a 23 foot motor cruiser with four persons on board. The “Vital Spark” had suffered engine failure approximately 3.5 miles S.E. of St Martins Point.  As there were no other vessels in the area able to offer assistance, the “Spirit of Guernsey” was tasked to assist.

The Lifeboat left St Peter Port at 20:30 and was alongside the casualty at 20:49.  A tow was established and the Spirit of Guernsey arrived back at St Peter Port with the casualty at 21:40.

photo by Carl Bisson

photo by Carl Bisson