Assistance to “Petit Mel” and “Lbigniew Bounski”

At 1512 Guernsey Coastguard received a call from the fishing vessel “Petit Mel” (requesting immediate assistance) taking water with three crew onboard in a position approximately 4nm Northeast of Sark.
The “Sark Venture” and “Margaret K” arrived on scene first and stood by the “Petit Mel” until the Life Boat arrived at 1556 with salvage pumps.

The Lifeboat departed St Peter Port at 1529 and found the “Petit Mel” at 1556, after transferring a salvage pump on board the casualty the Lifeboat then towed the vessel back to St Peter Port harbour arriving at 1755.

At 2215 this evening Guernsey Coastguard received a call for assistance from the Polish yacht “Lbigniew Bounski” tangled in fishing gear approximately 6nm South of Guernsey with 8 crew on board.

The Lifeboat departed St Peter Port at 2250 and found the “Lbigniew Bounski” at 2320 anchored to the sea bed with fishing gear, the Lifeboat cut the yacht free then towed the casualty back to St Peter Port harbour arriving approximately 0100 Sunday morning.

45′ Barnabas

At 19:24 local time, Guernsey Coastguard received a call from the French Rescue Centre, X-Mar of a vessel becalmed with mechanical and electrical problems 40 miles west of Guernsey.

As no other vessel was able to assist, the St Peter Port Lifeboat “Spirit of Guernsey” was launched at 20:30 to tow the forty five foot Barnabas with eight crew to Guernsey.

The lifeboat was on scene at 22:40 and back in St Port with the casualty at 04:27.

Assistance to “Balmee” disabled 12m French Yacht


A call was received by Guernsey Coastguard from Crosma Joburg requesting assistance for the yacht “ Balmee” that had managed to become entangled with a pot marker and was unable to proceed.

As there was no other vessel in the area to assist the disabled yacht; the “Spirit of Guernsey “was launched to go to the yacht`s assistance.

1230 Lifeboat Yellow
1248 Lifeboat Pierheads
1410 Lifeboat alongside casualty.
1436 Tow established, returning to St Peter Port.
1615 ”Spirit of Guernsey” and tow expected back into St Peter Port

The yacht was 7nm SE of Sark.