History of St Catherine's Station
Two crew members organised a collection to pay for an Inshore Rescue Boat in 1967.
Jersey has had an Inshore Rescue Boat since 1960, when the States of Jersey Fire Service purchased their first Zodiac inflatable, which was stationed at the Fire Station in St. Helier and towed to any convenient part of the Island's coast for launching.
Its purchase was prompted by the Jersey Branch of the RNLI, which in 1958 pointed out to the States of Jersey the need for such a craft. In 1962, RNLI Inspector of Lifeboats Lt.E.D.Stogdon carried out trials with the Fire Service craft, and in 1963 the RNLI introduced its own fleet of inflatable craft.