Belgium registered 12 metre vessel, “Lisana”

The St Peter Port Lifeboat was tasked at 04:18 this morning to go to the assistance of a Belgium registered 12 metre vessel, “Lisana” which had suffered engine failure and was unable to make sail, approximately 12 miles South of St Martin’s Point. 

The Spirit of Guernsey was alongside the casualty at 04:42 and took “Lisana in tow.  Arriving back at St Peter Port at 0546.

SJARS attended the vessel on arrival to assess the crew and render assistance.

St Peter Port Lifeboat was back on station at 06:15.

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Lands End to John O’Groats

Local man Phil Martel and his daughter Jodie are joined by 2nd Coxswain Jason Norman and Assistant Mechanic Linden Galsworthy aboard our St Peter Port Lifeboat “Spirit of Guernsey”.

Phil will attempt to ride the 994 mile Lands End to John O’Groats between 9th – 17th September this year raising money for our Lifeboat Station.

Pic by Tony Rive 12-07-17
Local Cyclist Phil Martel with his Bucket Shaking Daughter Jodie aboard the Local Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey.
Between 9th and 17th September this year, Phil will attempt to ride between Lands End to John O’ Groats. Phil will be raising money for the Local Lifeboat Station.

Pic by Tony Rive 12-07-17
Local Cyclist Phil Martel (holding his bike) with his Daughter Jodie accompanied by Local 2nd Coxswain Jason Norman (L) and Assistant Mechanic Linden Galsworthy (R) aboard the local Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey.
Between September 9th-17th this year, Phil is going to attempt the 994 mile Ride from Lands End to John 0’Groats raising money for the Local RNLI Station.

Avanti

The St Peter Port Lifeboat was tasked yesterday afternoon to go to the assistance of a 31’ vessel “Avanti” which was experiencing fuel problems, with 6 persons on board, 5 miles North of Guernsey. The Spirit of Guernsey was on exercise in the Little Russel when it was diverted to assist Avanti at 13:30. The lifeboat was on scene at 14:20 and took over casualty in tow, arriving safely back at St Peter Port at 14:55.

Pic by Tony Rive 10-07-17
The Guernsey Harbours Marina Dory alongside the Alderney registered Angling Vessel Avante after the vessel had been towed into St Peter Port harbour by our Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey.
The veesel was then taken to number 1 Ro- Ro Ramp.

Pic by Tony Rive 10-07-17
The Alderney registered Angling Charters vessel Avante moored alongside number 1 Ro-Ro ramp after being towed into St Peter Port by Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey.

Pic by Tony Rive 10-07-17
Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey arriving at St Peter Port harbour towing the Alderney registered Angling Charters vessel Avante which had broken down north of Herm whilst on passage from the northern Isle to Guernsey.

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Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey heads north up the Little Russel at Full speed to rendezvous with the Alderney registered Angling Charters vessel Avante which was in need of assistance whilst on passage to St Peter Port.

St Peter Port Lifeboat, “The Spirit of Guernsey”, and Channel Islands Air Search Investigate Reports of a Potential Grounding at Speed

Late yesterday afternoon (Friday) at 1628, Guernsey Coastguard received a telephone call from a member of the public concerned that they had seen a small boat strike rocks, at speed, northwest of Chouet.

The St Peter Port Lifeboat and Channel Islands Air Search were tasked with searching the area for any signs of wreckage or people in the water.

After a thorough search of the area and with favourable tide, wind and visibility it became clear that there was no one in danger in the vicinity.

St Peter Port Lifeboat and Channel Islands Air Search were stood down at 1805.

Pic by Tony Rive 30-06-17
The St Peter Port Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey searching for a possible missing boat and Person(s) north of Grand Rocques after reports from people ashore that a small white boat had hit rocks and disappeared from view about 1 mile north of Rousse Headland.
Airsearch 1 also conducted a search of Guernsey’s north coast before returning to the Airport for a Crew Change.
Both Search Parties were stood down before Airsearch 1 left the airport with its fresh crew as it was though, the report had been a False Alarm with Good Intent.

Pic by Tony Rive 30-06-17
The St Peter Port Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey rolls in the Moderate Sea conditions off Grand Rocques during a search for a missing boat and Person (s) after a report from people ashore in Guernsey a Boat had hit ruck’s and disappeared from view.

Pic by Tony Rive 30-06-17
Lifeboatmen aboard Spirit of Guernsey look towards the shoreline at Grand Rocques for any sign of a missing boat or People ashore following report’s from 3 people that a White boat had hit rocks off Guernsey’s Northwest coast and sunk.

Pic by Tony Rive 30-06-17
Lifeboatmen lookout towards the Shoreline at Grand Rocques after a report from ashore that a small White boat had his rock’s about 1 mile north of Rousse Headland and disappeared from view. With the tide falling and tidal stream heading West, the Lifeboat searched from outside Rousse/Grand Harve Harbour to Grand Rocques for any sign of the boat or Person’s.
Nothing was found.

Pic by Tony Rive 30-06-17
Six Lifeboatmen plus their Coxswain on the Flybridge of Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey plus one on the Aft Deck during a search for a boat or wreckage and Person(s) in the water or on shore near Grand Rocques. Nothing was found or spotted before the Lifeboat returned to St Peter Port harbour.

Pic by Tony Rive 30-06-17
Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey at speed passing La Platte Beacon in the Little Russel as it returns to St Peter Port Harbour following a False Alarm Air and Sea Search off Guernsey’s Northwest coast.

Pic by Tony Rive 30-06-17
Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey passing Bordeaux on its way back to St Peter Port Harbour following an Air and Sea Search off Guernsey’s Northwest coast.