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.
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.
At 16:52 on Saturday 11th September 2021, Guernsey Coastguard was alerted to a person in difficulty who had fallen from the ladder at Le Jaonnet Bay onto rocks.
Paramedics attended the scene and reported the casualty had been injured during the fall and was unable to climb back up the ladder.
St Peter Port Inshore Lifeboat “Elizabeth and Margaret Milligan” and All-Weather Lifeboat “Spirit of Guernsey” were requested to assist and were launched on service at 17:31.
In the meantime, Paramedics assisted and comforted the casualty until the Inshore Lifeboat attended the scene, and was able to safely retrieve the casualty from the bay, before being transferred onto the All-Weather Lifeboat which then proceeded back to St Peter Port.
On return to St Peter Port Harbour, the casualty was placed in the care of St Johns Paramedics.
At 11:40am on Sunday 5th September 2021, Guernsey Coastguard received a call from a dive boat 3 miles east of Sark reporting that one of their divers had surfaced early, feet first and with air trapped in his suit. Whilst … Continue reading →
At 14:30 on Sunday 29th August 2021, Guernsey Coastguard received a VHF radio call from the 23-meter motor vessel “Juliette” which at the time was approximately 2.5nm south-south-west of the Hanois Lighthouse. The vessel indicated that it had fouled its … Continue reading →
At 11:48 on Saturday 14 August, Operators in JESCC received a 999 call from Kayakers in trouble in the Petit Bot area on the South coast of Guernsey which resulted in a multiagency response from Guernsey Coastguard, Guernsey Police, St … Continue reading →
Shortly after 4:30 pm on Monday 9th August, Guernsey Coastguard received several calls from members of the public concerned about a dinghy being swept out to sea near La Valette Bathing Pools. Whilst the dinghy was clearly visible, the 2 … Continue reading →