St Peter Port Lifeboat Launched to Assist the Day Boat “Catch You Later”

Saturday, 12th March 2016 evening, Guernsey Coastguard received a telephone call from “Catch U Later” advising that they had run out of fuel and were unsure of their position. The Pilot Boat “St Sampson” made an initial attempt to locate “Catch U Later”, whilst preparing to transfer a pilot to “Jaynee W”, but without success.

The St Peter Port Lifeboat “The Spirit of Guernsey” was launched and located “Catch U Later” in the Little Russel before towing her safely back to St Peter Port.

Pic by Tony Rive 12-03-16 Two of the 4 Man Crew walk off the St Peter Port Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey after they had been rescued in their Motor Cruiser west of Tauteney Beacon after they had run out of Fuel somewhere between Herm and St Sampson's Harbour. The fast flowing northerly tide pushed their craft swiftly north before the Lifeboat men found them.

Pic by Tony Rive 12-03-16
The Spirit of Guernsey refuelling back in port after the 2nd shout in 24 hours. Two of the 4 Man Crew walk off the St Peter Port Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey after they had been rescued in their Motor Cruiser west of Tauteney Beacon after they had run out of Fuel somewhere between Herm and St Sampson’s Harbour. The fast flowing northerly tide pushed their craft swiftly north before the Lifeboat men found them.

Catch U Later having been towed back to St Peter Port - picture by Tony Rive

Catch U Later having been towed back to St Peter Port – picture by Tony Rive

Catch U Later having been towed back to St Peter Port - picture by Tony Rive

Catch U Later having been towed back to St Peter Port – picture by Tony Rive

Catch U Later having been towed back to St Peter Port - picture by Tony Rive

Catch U Later having been towed back to St Peter Port – picture by Tony Rive

Motor Cruiser “Beryl Ann” collision with Gate Rock prompts the launch of St Peter Port Lifeboat

Yesterday evening (Friday 11th March) at 2318, Guernsey Coastguard received a telephone call from The Mermaid Inn on Herm advising that a motor cruiser had struck Gate Rock and two people were believed to be in the water. St Peter Port Lifeboat “The Spirit of Guernsey” was launched and quickly located the vessel, “Beryl Ann”, which was well aground.

“The Spirit of Guernsey” recovered two people from Gate Rock, who were still with “Beryl Ann”, and confirmed that they were the only occupants. “The Spirit of Guernsey” returned them to St Peter Port and The States of Guernsey Vessel “Sarnia” recovered “Beryl Ann” this morning

Photo by Carl Bisson

Photo by Carl Bisson

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