Saturday 12th September was a very busy day for the St Peter Port lifeboat crew.
In the morning, whilst en route to an exercise with Royal Navy Helicopter “Navy 816”, the St. Peter Port lifeboat “Spirit of Guernsey” was requested to investigate the Saints Bay area.
A quantity of debris, thought to be that of a local boat, was found in a small rocky cove to the East of Saints Bay. This was duly reported to Guernsey Coastguard and the Lifeboat was released to continue with it exercise at 10:30.
RNLI Crews exercise routinely with United Kingdom MOD helicopter assets to ensure competence and familiarity with such activities.
In the afternoon the St Peter Port Lifeboat “Spirit of Guernsey” was launched to assist yacht “Watanga” to the north of Herm. Watanga’s Skipper had suffered a dislocated hip, the yacht’s other crew member was unable to sail the vessel to St Peter Port and the engine had failed.
Local fishing vessel “Hayley B” took the yacht under tow whilst “Spirit of Guernsey” delivered two SJARS Paramedics to the yacht. The Lifeboat escorted “Watanga” and “Haley B” back to St Peter Port where the injured person was transferred to The Princess Elizabeth Hospital.