Person stranded

The St Peter Port Lifeboat was launched last evening (Sunday 24th November 2019) to go to the assistance of an angler who had got cut off by the tide and was stranded on rocks.  As there was still 45 minutes until high water, it was decided to retrieve him before darkness set in.

The Spirit of Guernsey was tasked at 16:06, was on scene at 16:37 and was safely back in St Peter Port, with the casualty at 16:52.

Guernsey Fishing vessel ‘Hayley B’

At 16:48 on Sunday 17th November 2019 The all-weather lifeboat (ALB), Spirit of Guernsey was launched by Guernsey Coastguard to go to the assistance of the Guernsey registered fishing vessel ‘Hayley B’ with four persons on board.

The vessel was approximately six nautical miles north of Platte Fougere lighthouse and had suffered complete engine failure.

The lifeboat was alongside ‘Hayley B’ at 17:28 and successfully established a tow. Both vessels arrived back at St Peter Port at 18:28 where the tow was handed over to marina staff from Guernsey harbours.

The Spirit of Guernsey was back on station at 18:49

French sailing vessel ‘Telemaque 2’

At 12:35 on Friday 15th November 2019 The all-weather lifeboat (ALB), Spirit of Guernsey was launched by Guernsey Coastguard to go to the assistance of the French sailing vessel Telemaque 2 with two persons on board.

The vessel was approximately half a mile north east of Bec du Nez, Sark and had suffered a rudder failure.

The lifeboat was alongside ‘Telemaque 2’ at 13:02 and successfully established a tow. Both vessels arrived back at St Peter Port at 13:35 where the tow was handed over to marina staff from Guernsey harbours.

The Spirit of Guernsey was back on station at 13:42

Pic by Tony Rive 15-11-19 Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey heads out of St Peter Port harbour into a choppy Little Russel on a shout to a small (approximately 20ft) French Yacht

SARK MEDIVAC

The St Peter Port Lifeboat was launched for a medivac from Sark at 11:49 this morning (4th November 2019).  The Flying Christine III was already attending to an incident in Herm at the time, which necessitated the use of the All Weather Lifeboat. 

The Spirit of Guernsey departed Sark at 12:28 with 1 male casualty, arriving back in St Peter Port at 12:56. The ALB was back on station after refuelling at 13:21

“Spirit of Guernsey” launched to escort sailing vessel

Photo by Tony Rive

At 1805 on Sunday 22nd September 2019, Guernsey Coastguard received a radio call from a 45ft sailing vessel with 3 crew on board asking for assistance. The vessel was 5.5 miles North West of the Hanois Lighthouse and her engine was overheating. Whilst the fresh westerly breeze was allowing her to sail, she was struggling in increasingly high seas.

Given fading light and deteriorating weather conditions, St Peter Port All Weather Lifeboat (ALB) “Spirit of Guernsey” launched at 1843 in order to locate the vessel and to escort her safely back to St Peter Port. The ALB arrived on scene at 1905 and after conducting a welfare check with the vessel and her crew, it was agreed that she would sail under escort to St Peter Port.

Shortly after 2100 as both casualty and lifeboat approached the pier heads, a tow was established due to the ongoing issue with the overheating engine. Once safely in the Harbour, the tow was handed over to Harbour staff and the lifeboat returned to station.