The St Peter Port lifeboat “Spirit of Guernsey” is now off station and undergoing significant equipment upgrade from late this afternoon (Monday 10th October 2016).
She has been temporarily replaced by the “Volunteer Spirit”, another Severn class lifeboat from the relief fleet, which was collected by the St. Peter Port crew from Plymouth earlier today.
The equipment upgrade principally involves replacement of the original Radar and Direction Finding equipment with state of the art equipment and includes extensive associated re-wiring. The work will all be carried out in Guernsey by RNLI technicians assisted by the lifeboat crew. On completion, there will be a short period of training and familiarisation before ” Spirit of Guernsey” returns to service.
Lifeboat Operations Manager