Alderney lifeboat launched to help three people on a motorboat

Lifeboats News Release

Alderney’s relief lifeboat the Corine Whitley was back in action late this afternoon (Wednesday) to help three people whose 10-metre long, twin-engined motorboat Barossa lost power in one engine 2 miles east of the island.

The all-weather lifeboat launched at 5.45pm in dense fog for the crew of the locally-registered motorboat which was struggling in very poor visibility to make any headway against the tide. The vessel had been returning home from Dielette in nearby Normandy.

The RNLI lifeboat – manned as ever by volunteers – was on scene at 6pm. A towline was established and both boats were secure in Braye Harbour by 7.25pm.

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