At 11:07 on Friday 9th August 2019, Guernsey Coastguard received a radio call from the 36ft motor cruiser “Mapla Dos” with 1 person on board, reporting that she had double engine failure and required assistance.
The position given by “Mapla – Dos” put her 3.4 nautical miles north of Grand Amfroque, north of Herm and due to the worsening weather condition the St Peter Port all weather lifeboat “Spirit of Guernsey” was launched to assist the casualty vessel.
A further call was received from “Mapla – Dos” a short while later informing Guernsey Coastguard that he had managed to restart one engine and was making slow progress back to St Peter Port. Again due to the worsening weather, it was decided that the lifeboat should escort the casualty vessel back to Port where they arrived safely at 13:22.
The St Peter Port Lifeboat was back on station at 13:40.