Alderney lifeboat tows four French yachtsmen to safety

Lifeboats News Release

The Alderney lifeboat Roy Barker I launched at 2.30pm this afternoon (Sunday), at the request of CROSS, the French coastguard agency, to tow the 31-ft French-registered yacht Blue Jet – with four people on board – into Braye Harbour.


The Alderney lifeboat Roy Barker I

The yacht’s engine was overheating and the skipper was unable to sail into harbour. The RNLI lifeboat was alongside the casualty within minutes, a towline was established and the yacht was secure on a mooring by 3pm.

The yacht had been bound for Alderney from Cherbourg and the RNLI’s action once again underpinned the maritime spirit of ‘entente cordiale’.

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