Alderney RNLI lifeboat launched to assist four people in broken-down motorboat

Lifeboats News Release

Alderney’s RNLI lifeboat Roy Barker I launched at 9.20am this morning (Tuesday) for four people on board the locally-based motorboat Shooting Star which was broken down, 17.5 miles north of the island.

The vessel got into difficulty in the separation zone between the Channel’s busy eastbound and westbound shipping lanes.

The Trent class lifeboat was on scene in an hour, a towline was established and both vessels were safe in Braye Harbour just after midday.

The locally-registered 25ft motorboat had been heading from her home port to Weymouth.


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