Fishing Vessel “Kendor” – St Peter Port Lifeboat Launched to assist broken down vessel

At 1110 on Monday 6th May, Guernsey Coastguard received a PAN PAN urgency call from the fishing vessel “Kendor” which had broken down in the vicinity of Vivian Beacon, approximately half a mile south of the entrance to St Sampson’s Harbour. The vessel had 2 people onboard and was drifting towards the breakwater at Longue Hougue.

St Peter Port Lifeboat the “Spirit of Guernsey” launched at 1129 and was on scene within 5 minutes. None of the crew of the vessel sustained any injuries and she was safely towed back to St Peter Port arriving shortly before midday.

Pic by Tony Rive 06-05-19 Guernsey Harbour’s Marina Dory taking the small Fishing boat Kendor towards the Swan Pontoon’s after it had been towed into St Peter Port Harbour by Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey, after it had broken down near Vivian Beacon near Belle Greve Bay.

Mayday – Sailing vessel ‘Allura’

At 07:40am on Sunday 28th April 2019, Guernsey Coastguard received a MAYDAY distress call from the 42-foot sailing vessel Allura, with five persons on-board.
The message stated that the Allura had run aground on rocks just outside of Beaucette marina on the North coast of Guernsey and that the crew considered themselves to be in imminent danger.
The St Peter Port Lifeboat the ‘RNLB Spirit of Guernsey’ was launched at 08:04 and was on scene with the casualty vessel by 08:13.
After initial assessments were conducted as to the condition of the crew and vessel it was decided to tow the Allura clear of the rocks and back to St Peter Port harbour.
Both vessels arrived safely back into harbour at 08:43 and the St Peter Port Lifeboat was back on Station at 08:48.

M/V Majeur Deux – St Peter Port Lifeboat Launched to Assist Stricken Vessel

At 1250 on Sunday 21st April, Guernsey Coastguard received a MAYDAY call from a Jersey registered vessel in distress approximately 5 miles south-east of St Martin’s Point. Motor vessel “Majeur Deux” had suffered a mechanical failure with smoke emitting from her engine compartment.

At 1305, St Peter Port Lifeboat was launched to assist the vessel. The lifeboat arrived on scene at 1325 and a crewmember was transferred to the casualty. A tow was established and Majeur Deux was towed safely back to St Peter Port arriving alongside the Inter Island Quay at 1445.

An ambulance attended and the 2 crew were treated for minor smoke inhalation.

St Peter Port lifeboat and helicopter exercise

photo by Jon Le Ray
photo by Jon Le Ray
Pic by Tony Rive 17-04-19 The St Peter Port Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey heads south in the Little Russel as speed during a winching exercise with a Royal Navy Helicopter from Yeovilton.
Pic by Tony Rive 17-04-19 An Airman being winched up from the foredeck of the St Peter Port Lifeboat “Spirit of Guernsey” during a winching exercise in the Little Russel.

Lifeboat Crew training on the ILB

The lifeboat crew have been receiving training from UK RNLI Divisional Assessor Training Officer Paul Taylor on the use of the new Inshore Lifeboat B889, “Elizabeth and Margaret Milligan”. Storm Eric provided some good and challenging conditions.

Pic by Tony Rive 08-02-18 Guernsey’s Lifeboat Coxswains Danny Blake (Driving) and Jason Norman together with RNLI Divisional Training Officer Paul Taylor putting St Peter Port’s Relief Atlantic 85 Rib Elizabeth and Margaret Milligan through its paces in the Little Russel during their first day’s training at Sea.
Sea conditions were rough, fuelled by Southwest winds gusting 55 mph.

Atlantic 85 Inshore Lifeboat arrives in Guernsey

The “Elizabeth and Margaret Milligan”, an RNLI B Class Atlantic 85 Lifeboat arrived in Guernsey this morning and is on trial for two years.

Capt Peter Gill, Lifeboat Operations Manager of the St Peter Port RNLI station said “We are delighted to share that our new rib has been successfully delivered. The next step is to get the crew trained and qualified to use the new equipment before it is part of our operational fleet. It’s a fantastic piece of kit which will dramatically improve our ability to keep people safe at sea in a broader range of circumstances.”

Pic by Tony Rive 19-01-19 The RNLI Relief Atlantic 85 Inshore Lifeboat Elizabeth and Margaret Milligan B-889 alongside the St Peter Port All Weather Severn Class Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey 17-04 after being craned into the harbour.
Pic by Tony Rive 19-01-19 Some of the Guernsey Lifeboat Crewman look over the Atlantic 85 Inshore Lifeboat Elizabeth and Margaret Milligan B-889 which they will be using during a two year trial alongside our own All Weather Severn class Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey 17-04.