Alderney lifeboat launched to help four yachtsmen
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.
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.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.