Alderny RNLI lifeboat crew assist lone skipper of stricken motorboat

Lifeboats News Release

The Alderney RNLI lifeboat Roy Barker I launched at 10.25am on Sunday 16 July to assist the lone skipper of a local motorboat.

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The 10m boat Salochin had developed engine trouble 6 miles north-east of the island. The Trent class lifeboat was on scene within 20 minutes of launching. A towline was connected and both vessels were secure in Braye Harbour shortly after midday.

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