Second busiest year ever for the RNLI St. Peter Port lifeboat station

2014 was the second busiest year ever for the RNLI St. Peter Port lifeboat station.  The lifeboat was called out on service 38 times during the year, including calls on both 30th and 31st December.  The busiest year ever was in 1991 when the station lifeboat was called to assist on 43 occasions.

In addition to operational call-outs, the lifeboat crew were also on exercise afloat on a further 49 occasions.  The high number of exercises was largely associated with the need to completely re- familiarise the volunteer crew with characteristics of firstly the relief lifeboat ‘Daniel L Gibson’ and then the major changes following a million pound plus refit of the ‘Spirit of Guernsey’  which saw new MTU engines, and new electronics and navigation / search software systems fitted.

‘Spirit of Guernsey’ has been the St. Peter Port Station lifeboat since 1997.

The RNLI is funded entirely by voluntary contributions. At this time of year the crew would like to thank all Guernsey Lifeboat supporters for their continued help  and generosity

Peter Gill
Lifeboat Operations Manager
St. Peter Port lifeboat Station