Pride of Guernsey Award

The crew of the St Peter Port lifeboat were awarded the Pride of Guernsey award for “Emergency Hero of the Year”, sponsored by Rossborough at a presentation including Lt-Governor Vice-Admiral Ian Corder, his wife Lady Corder and Deputy Bailiff Richard McMahon. … Continue reading

Assistance of french yacht “Rytmic”

On Saturday, 17th September, 2016, the St Peter Port Lifeboat went to the assistance of a French yacht 10 miles off the West coast of Guernsey. The 8.7m “Rytmic” with 1 person on board, had difficulties with its mainsail and had engine failure.  Guernsey Coastguard were alerted at 17:38 local time by French Station Cross Joburg and the decision was taken to launch the Lifeboat.

The Spirit of Guernsey departed St Peter Port at 18:37 and was alongside the casualty at 19:00.  A tow was established and the Lifeboat arrived back at St Peter Port with “Rytmic” at 20:05.

Pic by Tony Rive 17-09-16 Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey towing a French yacht with 1 Man aboard back to St Peter Port after taking to yacht in tow approximately 2.5 miles north of Guernsey. The Crewman unable to speak english communicated with Crossma Joberg who in turn contacted Guernsey Coastguards stating the yacht needed help. after a long tow back to St Peter Port, both vessel's arrived in Port at about 2000.

Pic by Tony Rive 17-09-16
Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey towing a French yacht with 1 Man aboard back to St Peter Port

Pic by Tony Rive 17-09-16 Guernsey's Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey towing a French yacht approximately 2.5 miles north of Guernsey. The Lone Yachtsman had requested assistance calling Crossma Joborg who in turn called Guernsey Coastguards requesting to help of the Lifeboat. Both vessel's arrivind in St Peter Port approximately 2000.

Pic by Tony Rive 17-09-16
Guernsey’s Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey towing the French yacht

Emily B

The St Peter Port Lifeboat was called out on the evening of Saturday 27th August 2016 to go to the aid of a 26 foot Jersey registered motor cruiser, which had suffered engine failure.  The Emily B with 5 people on board, was approximately 3.5 miles South East of Sark, when they put out a call for assistance.

As there were no other vessels in the area, the Spirit of Guernsey was tasked to assist with a tow to Guernsey.

The lifeboat left St Peter Port at 18:05 and was safely back in with the casualty at 19:30

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