St Peter Port Lifeboat launched to sailing catamaran requiring assistance

At 7:51 AM on Tuesday 18th August 2020, Guernsey Coastguard received a call from a 9-metre sailing catamaran with one person on board. The vessel was in difficulty approximately 10 nautical miles southwest of Les Casquets Lighthouse, West Coast of Alderney. Whilst the vessel was in no immediate danger, the navigation and electronic steering systems onboard had failed and the skipper was unsure of his position.

After gathering further information from the casualty and making an unsuccessful broadcast to vessels in the area for assistance, Guernsey Coastguard requested the launch of St Peter Port Lifeboat. The Lifeboat left St Peter Port at 8:50 AM and was on scene 35 minutes later.

After assessing the situation, a tow line was passed to the casualty vessel and she was towed safely back to St Peter Port arriving shortly after 11:00 AM.

photo by Tony Rive
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