At 1017 on Sunday 21st July 2019, Guernsey Coastguard received a radio call from 38ft motor cruiser “Cristelle” reporting that she was taking on water. No further information was received therefore St Peter Port All Weather Lifeboat “Spirit of Guernsey” was immediately paged.
Commutation was reestablished with Cristelle and it was determined that she was approximately 7 miles north of Guernsey and had suffered flooding on her starboard engine which had been contained. She had 2 persons on board and was making her way back to Guernsey on a single-engine. With the lifeboat crew already assembled, “Spirit of Guernsey” was tasked to intercept Cristelle and to accompany her back to St Peter Port in the event that the situation deteriorated.
Cristelle safely arrived in St Peter Port shortly after 1300 and the lifeboat returned to station.
James Way Duty SAR Mission Coordinator