French Yacht “Douz” hits rocks off Herm

The relief lifeboat Daniel L Gibson was launched at 13:45 on Friday 22nd August 2014 to go to the aid of a French yacht with 5 crew on board which had struck rocks off the East coast of Herm.

The lifeboat was alongside the ”Douz” at 13:59 and put 2 crew aboard with salvage pumps.

Four of the yacht’s crew were transferred to the lifeboat and when the water ingress was under control a tow was established.

The lifeboat arrived back at St Peter Port with the casualty at 15:20 where it was craned out of the water onto the top of the old lifeboat slip for assessment.

Engine failure on french yacht

The relief lifeboat Daniel L Gibson was called out at 05:10 local time on Thursday 21st August 2014, to go to the assistance of a French yacht which had engine failure at the top of the Little Russel. As conditions were calm and the vessel was unable to sail, and no other vessel was able to offer assistance, the lifeboat was tasked.

The Daniel L Gibson returned with the casualty in tow and arrived safely back at St Peter Port at 06:00, and was back on station at 06:10.

Guernsey Yacht “Majic” suffers steering problems

At 1806 on Saturday 16th August 2014, Guernsey Coastguard received a call from the Guernsey Yacht “Majic” with (4) crew on board requesting assistance. The yacht reported steering problems and was unable to proceed.

The relief St Peter Port Lifeboat, the “Daniel L Gibson” departed St Peter Port at 1908 and found the casualty 2nm East of St Martins point at 1929, the Lifeboat managed to connect a tow rope to the casualty at 1942, then towed the yacht back to St Peter Port harbour arriving at 2028.

Belgium yacht “Eos 2”

At 2128 on Wednesday 13th August 2014, Guernsey Coastguard received a call from the Belgium yacht “Eos 2”drifting in the Little Russel with no engine, and two people on board.

The St Peter Port Lifeboat departed St Peter Port at 2239 and found the casualty of St Sampson harbour at 2253, the Lifeboat returned to St Peter Port with the casualty in tow arriving at 2315.

“Daniel L. Gibson” called to assist persons stuck on Rocks

1508 A call was received by Guernsey Coastguard from the Ambulance and Rescue Centre on Sunday 11th August 2014, requesting assistance in locating two persons cut off by the tide on rocks close to Petit Port. As at present Airsearch is unavailable and it was considered too rough to launch an ILB, the “Daniel L Gibson” was tasked to locate the two stranded persons.

1553 Lifeboat Yellow

1611 Lifeboat pier heads outbound.

1624 Lifeboat on scene, casualties located, crew directing Cliff Rescue Team to casualties’ location.

1840 Lifeboat expected back in St Peter Port after the casualties had been escorted up the cliffs.

“Fancy Free” taking on water

At 0040 on 4th July 2014, Guernsey Coastguard received a 999 call from the local vessel “Fancy Free” saying he was taking water after hitting rocks on the way back from “Sark” and unsure of his position.

The St Peter Port relief Lifeboat the “Daniel L Gibson departed St Peter Port at 0102 and found the casualty approximately 1/2nm East of Sark with 2 people on board at 0126.

The Lifeboat returned into St Peter Port with the casualty arriving at 0158.