St Peter Port Lifeboats and HM Coastguard Helicopter Search for Overdue Fishing Vessel

Last night (Thursday 28th November 2019) the St Peter Port All Weather Lifeboat “Spirit of Guernsey”, the St Peter Port Inshore Lifeboat “Elizabeth and Margaret Milligan” and HM Coastguard Helicopter R175 were tasked to search for a local fisherman who was reported several hours overdue.

The search initially concentrated around Herm and Jethou with R175 searching the area north of Herm. The fisherman was located by R175 on Cul de L’Autel and winched aboard the helicopter. The casualty was transferred to Guernsey Airport and then by Ambulance to the Princess Elizabeth Hospital where he was treated for the effects of hypothermia. The fishing boat itself had sunk several hours earlier and the fisherman had swum to Cul de L’Autel.

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