On 19th July 2019, the All Weather Lifeboat (ALB) ‘Spirit of Guernsey’ was launched at about 15:00 to assist the 23 foot motor cruiser Maranello with 2 persons on board. The vessel had broken down approximately 3.8nm SE of the Lower Heads buoy at the southern end of the Little Russel on the East Coast of Guernsey and due to restricted visibility was unsure of her exact position.
Once located, the casualty vessel was taken in tow by the St Peter Port Lifeboat and both returned safely to harbour at about 16:00 where the vessel was handed over to Guernsey harbour marina staff.
The ALB was back on station at 16:08.
M Harris – Duty SAR Mission Coordinator