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Alderney lifeboat launched to help four yachtsmen

Lifeboats News Release

Alderney’s lifeboat Roy Barker I launched at 8.42am this morning (Friday) at the request of the skipper of the 36ft yacht Chill Factor which had four people on board and had broken down five miles south of Alderney.

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Alderney lifeboat launched to help four yachtsmen

The RNLI Trent class lifeboat was on scene within 30 minutes of launch, a towline was connected and both vessels were secure in Braye Harbour by 10.00am.

The Southampton-registered yacht had been on passage from St. Peter Port to Cherbourg.

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