St. Catherine's Lifeboat on early morning call.
The St Catherine’s RNLI Lifeboat crew were paged this morning (Tuesday) by Jersey Coastguard.
A 22ft motor vessel, with one person on board, had become entangled with a pot buoy east of the Ecrehous reef towards Carteret. The
Eric W. Wilson, the station's B class lifeboat, was alongside the vessel in under 15 minutes from launch. With a certain amount of difficulty the boat was cut free, which enabled the vessel to proceed on her way using just one engine. As a precaution, the St Catherine’s Lifeboat escorted the vessel until she was off Rozel where she was moored.
During the incident the St Helier RNLI all-weather lifeboat was also put on standby.
The St Catherine's lifeboat was refuelled and back on service by 11am
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, in a normal year, 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.