Wednesday 25th May 2016
Several calls were made to Guernsey Coastguard from the catamaran “Vaares” that she was low on fuel, had steering problems and required assistance. Despite Guernsey Coastguards best efforts, the yacht was making very little progress and was in difficulties. As no other vessel was able to go to “Vaares” assistance, a decision was made to dispatch the “Spirit of Guernsey” to tow the vessel to St Peter Port
2330 Lifeboat Yellow
2354 “Spirit of Guernsey” Pierheads outbound to the casualty.
0035 “Spirit of Guernsey” on scene in the reported location, starting to establish a tow with “Vaares”
0040 Tow established, both vessels returning to St Peter Port
0233 “Spirit of Guernsey” arrives back in St Peter Port with the “Vaares” tow.