The Guernsey Lifeboat Guild would like to thank Mr. Edward Le Page from St. Peter’s for his very generous donation to the Guernsey lifeboat following the sale of his vintage tractor. West Show visitors will remember Mr. Le Page’s excellent tractor demonstrations.
A call was received from the “St Anthony” on Saturday 14th July 2018 to advise Guernsey Coastguard that she had broken down and was unable to proceed and requested assistance.
As there were no available vessels to go to the assistance of the yacht “The Spirit of Guernsey” was tasked to the yacht`s assistance
1926 Lifeboat at the Pier Heads bound for the casualty
1955 Lifeboat alongside casualty – connecting tow
2121 Lifeboat arrives back in St Peter Port with casualty that is handed over to the Marina Staff
2131 “The Spirit of Guernsey “back on station
22nd June 2018 – A report was received from a member of the Public on the cliffs above St Martins Point that they had observed what appeared to be a survival suit in the water 300yds offshore. At the distance involved, they were unable to ascertain if there was anyone in the suit.
An “all ships” call was put out by Guernsey Coastguard asking for any vessels in the area to investigate the sighting, this was raised to a Pan Pan (Urgency) Broadcast, but unfortunately no one was able to assist.
The Spirit of Guernsey tasked to investigate
1854 Lifeboat at the Pier Heads bound for St Martins Point
1902 On Scene
Object identified as a yellow casual jacket, identification details were found in the jacket and the person involved contacted to ensure that everyone one was safe.
Lifeboat stood down. — 1922 Lifeboat returns to St Peter Port.
At 1750 on Friday 8th June, St Peter Port Lifeboat was launched to attend to M/V “Phoebe”, a 25ft motor boat which had suffered engine failure approximately 20 nautical miles North West of Guernsey in the approaches to the Casquets traffic separation scheme. The vessel had been on passage from Plymouth to Guernsey with 2 persons on board.
St Peter Port Lifeboat arrived on scene at approximately 1910 and attached a tow line to the stricken vessel. Neither of the 2 crew members were injured and the vessel was towed safely back to St Peter Port harbour arriving alongside shortly after 2230.
Lunchtime on Tuesday 5th June, the St Peter Port Lifeboat, The Spirit of Guernsey, was launched to assist yacht Jambo 6 miles to the north of Guernsey. A crew member onboard had suffered a head injury and the yacht had been demasted.
The Spirit of Guernsey crew were alerted at 1154 and proceeded to sea with two St John Ambulance Paramedics onboard. The injured crew member was transferred to the Lifeboat and Jambo was taken under tow.
The Spirit of Guernsey and Jambo arrived in St Peter Port at 1400 whereby the injured crew member was transferred to hospital.
Official correction – 8th June
The media group message which issued on 5th June 2018 may have implied that the yacht “Jambo” was demasted prior to the arrival of the St Peter Port Lifeboat on scene and that this was the cause of the injury to the crew member.
This is not the case. The injury to the crew member happened prior to the vessel being demasted. The demasting occurred as the lifeboat came alongside the yacht to transfer the Paramedics.
Sincere apologies for any offence or confusion caused by this inaccuracy.
On Sunday 3rd June 2018 1707 A call was received at JESSC, from the yacht “Pearl”, anchored in Icart bay, that they had lost all electrical power, were unable to start their engine, and not confident that they could sail … Continue reading