“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.

Jeanie 3

Sunday 29th June 2014

1827 A call was received by Guernsey Coastguard that the 27` yacht” Genie 3” had suffered engine failure was becalmed and drifting close to rocks north of Herm,
1835 As initially, no-one responded to the request to go to the stricken vessels assistance the Lifeboat was tasked to assist the yacht.
1853 Lifeboat pier-heads, proceeding to casualty.
1907 Lifeboat on scene, establishing a tow. Local boat “Sea Monkey “assisting
2005 Lifeboat back in St Peter Port with the “Genie 3” in tow.
2040 Lifeboat refuelled and back on station

Lifeboat Daniel L Gibson towing british yacht Jeanie 3 - Photo by Tony Rive

Taoro fouled propellor

The relief St Peter Port Lifeboat the Daniel L Gibson was launched at 13:22 local time on Thursday 19th June 2014 at the request of St John’s Ambulance and Rescue, to Medivac a 60 year old female from Sark.

The lifeboat was safely back at 14:11, and the casualty was transferred to hospital.

As the Lifeboat was re-fuelling, Guernsey Coastguard received a call from the local 27’ vessel Taoro, who had fouled their propeller approximately 1 mile South of Sark. As no other vessel was able to assist, the Daniel L Gibson was tasked, arriving alongside at 14:46. The lifeboat established a tow and arrived back at St Peter Port with the casualty at 15:40

Local fishing boat Taoto being taken to its mooring after the tow - photo by Tony Rive

 

 

Taoro fouled propellor

The relief St Peter Port Lifeboat the Daniel L Gibson was launched at 13:22 local time on Thursday 19th June 2014 at the request of St John’s Ambulance and Rescue, to Medivac a 60 year old female from Sark.

The lifeboat was safely back at 14:11, and the casualty was transferred to hospital.

As the Lifeboat was re-fuelling, Guernsey Coastguard received a call from the local 27’ vessel Taoro, who had fouled their propeller approximately 1 mile South of Sark. As no other vessel was able to assist, the Daniel L Gibson was tasked, arriving alongside at 14:46. The lifeboat established a tow and arrived back at St Peter Port with the casualty at 15:40

A “trio” of calls

The St Peter Port Lifeboat was in action for the third time in less than 24 hours, when Guernsey Coastguard received a call from the yacht “Trio” which was 27 miles South West of Guernsey, that they had lost all power and were becalmed.

As no other vessel was able to assist, the Relief Lifeboat Daniel L Gibson was launched to assist at 22:07 on Thursday 19th June 2014. The lifeboat was on scene at 23:16, established a tow and was safely back in St Peter Port at 02:07.