Eau One

The St Peter Port Lifeboat “Spirit of Guernsey” was launched for the third time in a little over 24 hours after Guernsey Coastguard received a call from the wife of a pleasure boater, who had suffered a loss of all electrical and mechanical power.

The 7m Rib “Eau One” was drifting one mile off Petit Bot on the South coast, with 2 adults and 2 children onboard.

The Lifeboat reached the casualty at 12:05 on Saturday 31st May 2014, and towed the Eau One to St Peter Port, arriving safely back at 12:40.

Local fishing vessel Discovery

The St Peter Port Lifeboat “Spirit of Guernsey” was launched to assist the local fishing vessel Discovery, after it fouled it’s propeller in the shipping lanes approximately 28 miles North West of Platte Fougere lighthouse.

Guernsey Coastguard received the call at 09:47 on Friday 30th May 2014 and the lifeboat departed at 10:08, arriving alongside the casualty at 11:41.

A tow was established, and the lifeboat commenced the tow back at 11:46. Arriving back at St Peter Port at 15:15

Local fishing boat Discovery - Photo by Tony Rive


The St Peter Port Lifeboat “Spirit of Guernsey” was launched at 20:37 local time on Saturday 19th April 2014 to assist a 24ft yacht with three people on board, which had lost its rudder approximately 6 miles South of the Hanois Lighthouse.

The Spirit of Guernsey reached the casualty at 21:04, and commenced towing the vessel to St Peter Port.

The Lifeboat and casualty arrived safely at St Peter Port at 22:46, with the Spirit of Guernsey back on station at 23:11

Popgun entering Victoria Marina after being towed by the St Peter Port lifeboat. Picture by Tony Rive

“Spirit of Guernsey” launched to search for a possible missing Kayaker

1510 A call was received from the local fishing boat, ”Genesis”, 200 metres out from Saints Bay ,that they had just located an up turned Fishing Kayak, it appeared that the kayak had been in the water for a short time. As there was no one with the kayak, an immediate search was commenced for a possible missing kayaker.

1515 Lifeboat Red

1527 Lifeboat pier-heads… proceeding to saints Bay area. St John`s Ambulance and Rescue Boat along with the Crossma Helicopter tasked to the area, Police and Marina Staff starting a shore search.

1542 Lifeboat on scene liaising with “Genesis”

1546 A call was received from the Police advising Guernsey Coastguard that the kayaker had managed to swim ashore and was safely at home. Once Guernsey Coastguard had confirmed this information all units were stood down.

1555 “Spirit of Guernsey “returning to St Peter Port.

1633 Lifeboat refuelled and back on station

The empty kayak being brought back to St Peter Port - photo by Tony Rive

Men in the Water

At 0439 on the morning of Sunday 13th October, 2013, Guernsey Coastguard received a call from Guernsey Police requesting assistance from the Lifeboat.

Two men swimming off Belle Greve Bay on the east coast of “Guernsey” being reported in difficulties.

The St Peter Port Lifeboat departed St Peter Port at 0505 and stood by in the area, at 0521 the Lifeboat returned into St Peter Port after the Casualty’s had been helped ashore by the Police and St John’s Ambulance & Rescue Service.

Dismasted Trimaran 23miles South-west of Guernsey

The St Peter Port Lifeboat is presently “on- service” to assist a 30` trimaran that has become dis-masted and unable to proceed.

1302 The Lifeboat Crew was called.
1325 “Spirit of Guernsey “ left the Pierheads.
1450 On scene with the casualty.
1507 Tow established

The boat was dis-masted some 25nm South West of Guernsey.

The lifeboat towed the boat back to Guernsey where it was handed over to the St Peter Port Harbour marina staff