“Spirit of Guernsey” launched to assist “Amy-Blue ”a local fishing boat (14.3m)

Amy Blue heading for the Fish Quay Picture by Tony Rive

At 1753 on Wednesday 30th January, 2013, a call was received from the local fishing boat “Amy Blue”, just north of the Beq Du Nez, Sark

She had fouled her propeller with a discarded net or rope and was having difficulty making way with the strong Spring Tides. Unfortunately, at this time,there was no other vessel to assist the casualty. ”HMS St Albans” was in Guernsey waters carrying out navigation exercises and kindly offered any assistance that she could offer to assist with the Casualty.

1800 Lifeboat Yellow
1821 Lifeboat pier heads proceeding to the Casualty.
1836 “Spirit of Guernsey” alongside Casualty, tow being established.
1950 “Spirit of Guernsey” and the “Amy-Blue” expected back in St Peter Port