“St Peter Port Lifeboat” launched after May-Day call

At 17:00 on Saturday 24th October 2015 Guernsey Coastguard received a May-Day call from the local boat Patricia 2 in difficulties East of Herm with engine problems and drifting in the tide.

Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey arriving in Big Russel to take tow from Bon Mairn de Serk 24-10-15 Pic by Tony Rive (1)

Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey arriving in Big Russel to take tow from Bon Mairn de Serk 24-10-15 Pic by Tony Rive

The “Bon Marin de Sark” returning from Sark responded to the call heading for the casualty position, at 17:13 Guernsey Coastguard received a call from the casualty advising of a possible capsize.

Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey arriving in Big Russel to take tow from Bon Mairn de Serk 24-10-15 Pic by Tony Rive (2)

Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey arriving in Big Russel to take tow from Bon Mairn de Serk 24-10-15 Pic by Tony Rive

“Spirit of Guernsey” departed St Peter Port at 17:23 but the Bon Marin arrived on scene first at 17:20 and found the casualty drifting with two people on board, after attaching a towline to the casualty the Bon Marin started towing the vessel until the Lifeboat arrived at 17:38 taking over the tow back to St Peter Port.

The Lifeboat returned to St Peter Port at 18:25 with the Patricia 2 in tow.

Spirit of Guernsey arriving in St Peter Port with motor boat Patricia 2 24-10-15 Pic by Tony Rive (3)

Spirit of Guernsey arriving in St Peter Port with motor boat Patricia 2 24-10-15 Pic by Tony Rive

St Peter Port Lifeboat Launched To Assist Yacht “Golden Morn”

Saturday, 24th October, 2015 – The St Peter Port Lifeboat “The Spirit of Guernsey” was launched to assist yacht “Golden Morn” to the east of Beaucette.  “Golden Morn” had missed the tide for entry into Beaucette Marina and was unable to make way to St Peter Port against the prevailing wind and tide due to her being reduced to low auxiliary power.

“The Spirit of Guernsey” towed “Golden Morn” to St Peter Port where Marina Staff helped to put her safely alongside.