St Peter Port Lifeboat Launched To Assist Yacht “Golden Morn”

Saturday, 24th October, 2015 – The St Peter Port Lifeboat “The Spirit of Guernsey” was launched to assist yacht “Golden Morn” to the east of Beaucette.  “Golden Morn” had missed the tide for entry into Beaucette Marina and was unable to make way to St Peter Port against the prevailing wind and tide due to her being reduced to low auxiliary power.

“The Spirit of Guernsey” towed “Golden Morn” to St Peter Port where Marina Staff helped to put her safely alongside.

Boat sinks north of Roustel – 4 saved

At 17:50 local time on Friday 25th September 2015, 999 calls were received from members of the public that a vessel appeared to have sunk a mile off Bordeaux. The St Peter Port Lifeboat which was on exercise off the East coast of Herm was immediately tasked to the area.

Arriving on scene at 18:06 the tip of a mast was visible just North of Roustel Beacon. The lifeboat searched an area approximately 1 mile North of Roustel, and picked up 4 survivors, 2 men and 2 women.Boat sinks North of Roustel

The Spirit of Guernsey arrived back in St Peter port at 18:27, where the casualties were taken to hospital by the SJARS.

“St Peter Port Lifeboat” launched to assist F/V Defiance

At 13:30 on Thursday 19th September 2015,  Guernsey Coastguard received a pan call from the local fishing vessel Defiance approximately 9nm North East of Guernsey with a rope around the propeller, the “Spirit of Guernsey” departed St Peter Port at 13:55 and found the casualty at 14:29 with (3) crew on board.

After attaching a towline to the casualty the Lifeboat returned to St Peter Port at 15:55 with the Defiance in tow.

Pic by Tony Rive 17-09-15 Guernsey's Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey towing the local Fishing boat Defiance south down the Little Russel heading for St Peter Port harbour. The 40ft Aqua-Star Trawler built in Ireland got a Rope wrapped around its Propellor as it steamed north towards the Casquete's Fishing Grounds

Pic by Tony Rive 17-09-15
Guernsey’s Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey towing the local Fishing boat Defiance south down the Little Russel heading for St Peter Port harbour. The 40ft Aqua-Star Trawler built in Ireland got a Rope wrapped around its Propellor as it steamed north towards the Casquete’s Fishing Grounds

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Busy day for the St Peter Port lifeboat crew

Saturday 12th September was a very busy day for the St Peter Port lifeboat crew.

In the morning, whilst en route to an exercise with Royal Navy Helicopter “Navy 816”, the St. Peter Port lifeboat “Spirit of Guernsey” was requested to investigate the Saints Bay area.

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A quantity of debris, thought to be that of a local boat, was found in a small rocky cove to the East of Saints Bay. This was duly reported to Guernsey Coastguard and the Lifeboat was released to continue with it exercise at 10:30.

RNLI Crews exercise routinely with United Kingdom MOD helicopter assets to ensure competence and familiarity with such activities.

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In the afternoon the St Peter Port Lifeboat “Spirit of Guernsey” was launched to assist yacht “Watanga” to the north of Herm. Watanga’s Skipper had suffered a dislocated hip, the yacht’s other crew member was unable to sail the vessel to St Peter Port and the engine had failed.

Local fishing vessel “Hayley B” took the yacht under tow whilst “Spirit of Guernsey” delivered two SJARS Paramedics to the yacht. The Lifeboat escorted “Watanga” and “Haley B” back to St Peter Port where the injured person was transferred to The Princess Elizabeth Hospital.