Lifeboats

Jersey has had a lifeboat since 1830, when a boat was kept near Harve des Pas, to the south east of St Helier. St Helier had its first RNLI station in 1884 and it moved to its current location on the Albert Quay in 1993.

 

A second station was opened on the north side of Gibraltar Rock at St Catherine's in 1969. The station has moved twice since then: first in 1984 to a purpose built building at the top of the slip at the foot of the breakwater; and more recently, in 1990, by the Martello Tower in St Catherine's Bay.

 

Use this section to explore the two stations, learn about their history and their lifeboats, and meet their crews.

 

The RNLI Lifeguards are the most recent service in Jersey and started their seasonal daily beach coverage on Saturday 28th May 2011. Three beaches are being covered initially but for more information, including what it takes to be a lifeguard, click on the Lifeguards section.