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

St Peter Port Lifeboats Launched to a Casualty at Le Jaonnet Bay

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.

The Lifeboats were both back on station at 18:36.

photos by Tony Rive

Pic by Tony Rive 11-09-2021 Spirit of Guernsey picks up speed and heads back to St Peter Port harbour to be met by a waiting Ambulance.