Guernsey

Upgrade for Guernsey's lifeboat

Spirit of Guernsey (left) and Daniel L Gibson lifeboats in St Peter Port harbour
Image caption The Spirit of Guernsey (left) and Daniel L Gibson in St Peter Port harbour

The St Peter Port lifeboat, the Spirit of Guernsey, has travelled to Poole for maintenance, repairs and upgrades.

The work includes repairs to the hull and the replacement of the four blade propellers with a five blade to improve performance and reduce vibration.

A relief Severn Class lifeboat, the Daniel L Gibson, arrived on Monday to take over the lifeboat's duties.

The Spirit of Guernsey has been on duty without relief since November 2008.

The Daniel L Gibson was last on duty in St Peter Port in September 2004.

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