Lifeboat timeline 2000-

A Bicentenary Vellum awarded to the station to commemorate 200 years of service.

31 January, MV ‘Ece’ sinks following a collision with ‘General Grot Rowecki’ in the North East bound shipping lane NW of Guernsey, 22 lives saved by lifeboat (10) and helicopter (12). Click on link for BBC report

June 24th, the relief St Peter Port Lifeboat, ‘Roger and Joy Freeman’ on exercise, is called to perform the very first rescue activated by ‘MOB Guardian.’ – a satellite based automatic and confidential alarm system. Three fishermen from the MV ‘Guyona’ of Brixham are quickly found safe in a life raft south of Sark.


Sept. 18th the station lifeboat ‘Spirit of Guernsey’ returns to Guernsey after a 13 month refit. Two days later she is damaged during a rescue of two French yachts on rocks to the South of Sark and has to return to UK for further relatively minor repairs.

October 5th The relief St Peter Port Lifeboat, ‘Roger and Joy Freeman’ intervenes to tow the Swedish Sailing school ship ‘Alva’ with 40 on board to safety following attempts by the Jersey Tug and Lifeboat and French ‘Abeille Liberte’.
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February 6th – New St Peter Port lifeboat web site launched courtesy of digimap