“St Peter Port Lifeboat” launched to assist “Local Vessel”

At 1805 on Sunday 7th May 2017, Guernsey Coastguard received requests for assistance from a local vessel approximately 8 miles north of Guernsey with a rope around the propeller.

The Spirit of Guernsey departed at 1840 and found the casualty at approximately 1930, after attaching a towline to the casualty the lifeboat returned to St Peter Port with the vessel in tow arriving at 2045.

Pic by Tony Rive 07-05-17
The Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey towing local Fishing boat past Roustel Beacon as both vessels head for St Peter Port Harbour.

Pic by Tony Rive 07-05-17
Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey towing Fishing boat into St Peter Port after attaching a Towline approximately 8 and a half miles north east of Le Platte Fougere Lighthouse.
The vessel’s propeller had got caught up with a 1 Ton Rubbish Bag whilst the skipper was returning to St Peter Port after a day’s Fishing Trip.

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