Lifeboats Launched to Rescue Person Trapped On Cliff

At 1415 on 19th May 2020, Guernsey Coastguard received a call from a person trapped on the cliff at Jerbourg Point. Before full details of the exact position could be established, communication was lost. St Peter Port All Weather Lifeboat (ALB) and Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) were launched and proceeded to the scene in order to locate the casualty whilst Police officers began searching from the cliff path.

At 1453 St Peter Port ILB spotted the casualty waving from the area below one of the German bunkers at Jerbourg Point. A crew member was landed ashore and was able to reach the casualty and escort her back to the cliff path where she was treated for minor injuries by paramedics.

Both lifeboats arrived safely back in St Peter Port at 1520.

Pic by Tony Rive
Both of St Peter Port’s Relief Lifeboats passing St Martin’s Point heading back to St Peter Port Harbour. The Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) John & Louisa Fisher B870 races ahead of the All Weather Lifeboat (ALB) Fraser Flyer 17-17.

Person Stranded

The St Peter Port Inshore Lifeboat was launched last evening (7th May 2020) at 19:29 to go to the assistance of an angler who had got cut off by the tide, and was stranded on rocks outside of Grande Havre.

As the ILB was on route, a kayaker who was in the area assisted and brought the person ashore.

The ILB was stood down at 19:40, and was back on station at 20:05.

Inshore Lifeboat rescues person cut off by tide

Pic by Tony Rive 10-04-2020 The crew of the St Peter Port Inshore Lifeboat John & Louisa Fisher recovering the casualty

On Good Friday morning (10th April 2020), Guernsey Coastguard was alerted to a person cut off by the tide on a rocky outcrop opposite the Halfway, Belgreve Bay. Whilst initial investigations determined that the man was fishing, later reports suggested that he might require some
assistance.
At 1026 St Peter Port Inshore Lifeboat was launched to conduct a welfare check on the man and to render assistance if required. The Inshore Lifeboat was on scene 4 minutes later and after putting crewmen onto the rock to assess the situation, the casualty was recovered to the boat. Good conditions allowed the Lifeboat to land the casualty safely ashore on the shingle beach.
A spokesman from Guernsey Coastguard said, “Whilst people can continue to access the coast during their 2 hours of permitted exercise, they are strongly advised to check tide times and not to stray into areas which might put themselves or others in danger”.

James Way Duty SAR Mission Coordinator

Flare Sighting – Rousse Headland

The St Peter Port Lifeboat was launched at 05:39 this morning (Sunday 5th April 2020) to reports of a red flare sighting from Rousse Headland. The Spirit of Guernsey departed St Peter Port at 05:57 arriving on scene at 06:15.

Weather conditions at the time were good with excellent visibility and calm seas. The Lifeboat searched the area for approximately 2 hours whilst at the same time the shoreline, local moorings and car parks in the Rousse area were checked.

With nothing being found both ashore and at sea and no further information forthcoming, the Lifeboat was stood down and was back on station at 08:19.

AIS tracking by digimap

Lifeboat Tasked to Sark for Medical Emergency

At 1500 on Sunday 19th January 2020, Guernsey Coastguard received a call from the Sark Doctor requesting an emergency patient transfer from Sark to Guernsey.

St Peter Port Lifeboat launched on service at 1520 with 2 paramedics onboard and arrived at La Maseline Harbour at approximately 1545 where the patient was transferred onboard. The Lifeboat returned to St Peter Port at 1611 whereupon the casualty was safely transferred to an ambulance.

Pic by Tony Rive 19-01-2020 Crew from St Peter Port Lifeboat start to get mooring ropes and fenders ready aboard their relief All Weather Lifeboat Fraser Flyer as they speed towards St Peter Port harbour on a Medivac from Sark for Guernsey’s St John Ambulance.

Medivac from Sark by relief lifeboat Fraser Flyer

Pic by Tony Rive 11-01-2020 Relief Lifeboat Fraser Flyer (17-17) races across the Little Russel towards St Peter Port Harbour during a Medivac from Sark.
Pic by Tony Rive 11-01-2020 A Road Ambulance from Guernsey’s St John Ambulance Service reversing down number 1 Ro-Ro Ramp to park alongside St Peter Port’s Relief Severn class Lifeboat Fraser Flyer.