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BBC Interview: Make a Difference Award

Incase you missed it, here’s our very own Chairman talking to the BBC about winning the Make a Difference Award in 2023, and how much it means to us all at the Jersey Lifeboat Association. Listen now Your lives, Your Crew, Your Boat.  

Slow Speed Boat Handling Exercise

The crew have been heavily focused on our training and competence in recent weeks, including the use of on-board systems as well as training for new crew members on both Sir Albert “Bertie” Pinel and Sir Max Aitken. A few of the crew also undertook slow speed boat handling with both boats, to further progress their knowledge and skill set. …

Training Exercise with the Air Rescue Emergency Drone Team

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Saturday night may not have been a brilliant night for weather, but it was a good night for a training exercise!The crew have been training with the Air Rescue Emergency Drone Team with their extremely useful and capable drone. Sir Max headed out to find an object situated between Belcroute and St …

Do you have a spare, dry space?

Do you have a spare, dry space? We’re looking for somewhere to store our merchandise – something like a 12ft by 12ft dry space, but somewhere we can access 7 days a week. Can you help or do you know of someone that could? If so, please contact Mo on 07797 734691, email molevar@hotmail.com or contact us here. PS – …

JLA wins BBC Make A Difference Award

During our Saturday fundraising meeting there was a knock at the door. We all looked at each other bemused, no one was expecting what came next. Darcy and her BBC team entered the room and introduced themselves. Unbeknownst to all of us the JLA had been nominated for a Make a Difference Award. That’s a whole UK award that includes …

Festive Spruce Up for Sir Max

Over the Christmas period we gave Sir Max a festive spruce up! We’ve cleaned the hull and props to bring Sir Max back to full speed. In March we will take her back out for annual antifoul and other light works, until then we are back on service and ready to go! Please donate today – click here. Your lives, …

Christmas Message

Wishing all of our friends and supporters a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. Looking forward to seeing you all in 2024. We thank you for your support in 2023. Should you wish to make a donation please click here.

MOB Drill Training

Saturday 9th December wasn’t a nice day weather-wise, but it was a good training day! JLA’s Albert Pinel and members of the crew could be seen completing MOB drill training in St Aubin throughout the day. We strive to remain current and competent through continuous training and development. None of this would be possible without your help, please continue your …

Call Out: Noirmont

JLA were called this afternoon to a fishing vessel which had broken down a few miles south of Noirmont. Sir Max Aitken, our all weather lifeboat, established a tow of the broken down vessel and brought her back to St Helier. Sea conditions were good with the rain clouds looming! Sir Max and her crew back are back alongside awaiting …

Medical Extraction Exercise

A successful night of training on Thursday night. Special thanks to Normandy Trader Freight & Charter Services, Jersey Coastguard, Le Mourier Marine, Intrepid232, LifeLine FirstAid-Training and the Master of the Vessel. We ran a medical extraction exercise with Normandy Warrior (sister vessel and part of the fleet of Normandy Trader) and Jersey Coastguard. Members of the crew were tested on …

Notice of 2023 AGM

Notice is hereby given that an Annual General Meeting of the Jersey Lifeboat Association will be held at at Trinity Parish Hall, Trinity, on 25th September 2023 at 7.30pm. Order of Business Welcome from the Chairman To receive an update in respect of the activities of The Jersey Lifeboat Association To receive and approve the Financial Statements covering the period …

Car Wash Postponed

Unfortunately, we have had to postpone our car wash, which we had intended to host this weekend. Please keep following us and we will announce the new date as soon as it is arranged.