Port St Mary Lifeboat Station - News Index Page


News articles have now been split into seperate pages related to the year in which they they occurred to aid speed of searching. It is intended to extend the news articles archieve backwards in time to complement the archieves relating to historic callouts. In addition a text search facility will be added in due course to aid users.

An index below will you find the full news article of your choice alternatively click on the year link for all news that year.


2002 News Items
2001 News Items
2000 News Items
1999 News Items
1998 News Items


Index Contents

October 2001

30th - His Royal Highness , the Duke of Kent visits the Station to meet crew and family , Branch and Guild officials. 19th : Mhelliah at Albert raises £2,140 for Schoill Phurt Le Moirrey and the RNLI

September 2001  
August 2001 Lifeboat day
June 2001 Eric retires as mechanic after 30 years with the crew
  19th June: several of the Branch and Guild receives awards for their long service to the RNLI
April 2001 Yet more relief lifeboats
Primary School class tours Lifeboat Sation
March 2001 Crew under take training course
February 2001 28th Feb. Crew collect relief lifeboat from Poole.
  25th Feb. Lifeboats from Douglas, Port St Mary and Ramsey particiated in exercise "Lomex" off Douglas Bay with the Isle of Man Steam Packet ferry, the "Lady of Man".
  18 th Feb. Peel scallop trawler sinks after collision 10 miles south east of Langness
  3rd to 10th Feb. Lots of incidents but no callouts
October 2000 Thursday 5th; Relief Trent lifeboat 14-24,calls in.
September 2000 Tuesday 26th; The Tyne class 47-012, "Good Shephard" with a crew Lough Swilly,Eire, arrived at 19:00 BST to refuel and stay overnight."Good Shephard" has been allocated on trial for a period of a year to Lough Swilly
August 2000

6th August, Lifeboat Day. The impressive sum of 5,400 pounds (GB) was raised by this years Lifeboat day.


1st August -Letter of appreciation from RNLI. THREE lifeboatmen have been praised for their part in the rescue of a stricken yacht in bad weather.Full details of the rescue see service calls Maggie Ellan

July 2000

Marine Accident Investigation Board published the results of its enquiry into the loss of the MFV Amber Rose on the 26 July 2000. Full details of the rescue see service calls MFV Amber Rose

May 2000 Station ILB, D462,"Frances" has been fitted out to allow night time operation.
  On Thurs 19th a crew went to collect our station boat (14-26) from Holyhead Boatyard, Angelsey. She went there three weeks ago for a two day bum scrub , anti fouling , new anodes and repairs to fendering that was damage on our last ALB shout on the 19 th April. However things ended up different when one prop shaft could not be turned by hand. Ended up with both prop shafts coming out in order that the shaft gland seals could be replaced.
  Hon. Secretary had a standby call on Thurs 25th May for a boat which was returning to Port St Mary with a diver on board with suspected 'bends'
April 2000 Hon. Secretary had a standby call on Sunday 16 th April night
March 2000 Thursday 9th - St Ives station lifeboat Mersey 12-009 on passage from Bangor, Northern Ireland to St Ives Cornwall , was on passage and stopped overnight at Port St Mary
February 2000 Change in Hon. Secretary and crew changes as well. 2nd Cox gets wed. D Class inshore lifeboat returns after its annual overhaul.
November 1999

Crewman Alan Cregeen gets wed. Visiting Lifeboat, Mersey 12-009, from St Ives Cornwall

October 1999

Evening reception at Government House to celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the founding of the Lifeboat Service. ILB and boarding boat were temporarily stored in containers on the breakwater quay due to work being done on the Lifeboathouse.

September 1999 Manx Lifeboat Stations have been transferred from Northern England to the Welsh Division
August 1999 D Class inshore lifeboat " Frances" was collected by a truck from RNLI inshore lifeboat base at Cowes to be taken away for her annual overhaul.
  Visiting Lifeboats:- 17 August; Arun 52-16 on passage to Portrush , Northern Ireland & 19 August , Mersey 12-21 Margret Jean on passage from Newcastle, Co. Down to Conway, N Wales.
  Wednesday 18th - News from Chile that the Eduardo Simpson Roth, our previous lifeboat continues to do good service.
  1st August 1999, Port St Mary Lifeboat Day : Lifeboat day this year was well supported after poor weather (thick fog) threatened for most of the afternoon to spoil the event. The day raised 620 and a further two donations totalling a thousand pounds were also received.
July 1999 21st July 1999 Station Mechanic, Eric Quillin was a guest at the Queen's summer garden party at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday 21st July 1999.

The Queen's Birthday Honours 1999 Our congratulations go to Robert Corran, cox of Douglas Lifeboat on him being awarded an MBE.

June 1999

Temporary Relief Lifeboat on Station. 14-26 Gough Ritchie II is currently at Holyhead Boatyard, North Wales getting painted and polished prior to her official naming ceremony in July.

March 1999 4th March. The Isle of Man Post Office marked the 175th Anniversary of the RNLI and the Island's special links with the organisation with an issue of 5 stamps of the current lifeboats stationed here on the Island.As part of Port St Mary Lifeboats' funding raising and to mark this special event a stamp cover of all five stamps , part of a limited edition of 25 was commissioned to commemorate the 175 th Anniversary.
1998 October Ex- Port St Mary Lifeboat continues service in Chile. The Cuerpo Voluntario Botes Salvavidos de Valparaiso (a Chilean Lifeboat Society) who have purchased the 54-06 Arun, " Gough Ritchie" get in touch with the Station . She is now based in the port of Valparaiso and has been renamed the " Captain Eduardo Simpson Roth" .


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