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.
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.”
The circus is coming back to Guernsey and has very kindly invited the RNLI to collect after the performances.
We will be in need of collectors and if people help, they get 4 free tickets. Please contact Celia Allen if you are interested in collecting. Celia’s e-mail address is email@example.com
Monday 7th January 2019
1423 A call was received from “Tubbs”, a 31′ fishing vessel, that was suffering
1442 “Tubbs” engine failed completely, the vessel requested a tow to St Peter Port. As there were no suitable vessels to go to assist the fishing boat, “The Spirit of Guernsey” was tasked to tow the fishing boat.
1448 Lifeboat yellow
1501 Lifeboat at the Pier Heads bound for the casualty
1510 Lifeboat alongside casualty – establishing a tow.
1549 “The Spirit of Guernsey “arrives back in St Peter Port with “Tubbs”
The St Peter Port Lifeboat was launched at 08:25 on Saturday 5th January 2019 to go to the assistance of a local vessel the “Manta” with 2 people on board, The vessel had fouled its propeller on passage to Jersey on discarded fishing gear and had lost all propulsion. As no other vessels were in the area and able to assist, the lifeboat was tasked to tow “Manta” back to St Peter Port.
The lifeboat was alongside the casualty which was 6 miles South of St Martins Point, and established a tow at 08:52, and returned to St Peter Port at 09:47.
The Spirit of Guernsey was back on station at 09:53.
Thanks to the number of people supporting the RNLI Guernsey Lottery, the number of prizes has increased. There is now a £100 main prize together with a £50 second prize.
The winners of the November lottery are G044 wins £100 and G029 wins £50.
The big Christmas draw is next month and you could win £250.
Please see http://www.rnli.org.gg/friends-of-lifeboat/ to enter