Welcome

Welcome to the official web site for the St Peter Port lifeboat. The Guernsey lifeboat station is one of only four in the Channel Islands. Operating for over 200 years, the crews of the Guernsey lifeboats have been honoured with several awards for gallantry.

Spirit of Guernsey at speed – photo by Tony Rive

The Station has seen a variety of lifeboats over the years and the current lifeboat is the Severn class ‘Spirit of Guernsey’. The Island has always been proud to support the Lifeboat Station and crews; in 1973 a special appeal raised a considerable sum towards the cost of the Arun Class “Sir William Arnold”.

Twenty years later an appeal was launched to raise £1 million to support the building of “Spirit of Guernsey”. Thanks to the generosity of friends in Guernsey, Sark, Herm and further afield, the target was achieved within one year. The RNLI relies entirely on voluntary donations.

Following a six-month training and familiarisation period, July 2019 saw the introduction of a ‘B’ Class Atlantic 85 Inshore Rescue lifeboat – the Elizabeth and Margaret Milligan (B-889) on a two-year trial for evaluation.

Picture by Brian Green

Person Rescued after Cliff Fall

At 15:52 on 16 March 2021, a member of the public called the Joint
Emergency Services Control Centre (JESCC) to report that their friend had
fallen down the cliffs at Icart Point whilst walking in the area.

At 16:20 the St Peter Port relief all weather Lifeboat ‘Daniel L Gibson’ and the
inshore Lifeboat ‘Elizabeth & Margaret Milligan’ were launched to proceed to
the scene of the incident to assess the casualties’ condition and to ascertain if
a recovery by sea could be carried out.

Police, Ambulance, Fire Service Cliff Rescue and Coastguard officers attended
at Icart Point to prepare for a possible rope rescue if required however, this
was not needed as the crew of the inshore Lifeboat had managed to get to the
casualty and recover him safely to the Lifeboat for onward transport back to St
Peter Port harbour and the awaiting ambulance service there.

Both Lifeboats returned to station by 17:56 and the incident was closed at
18:00.

photo by Dylan Ray
photo by Dylan Ray