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St. Catherine's Lifeboat on early morning call.

Lifeboats News Release

The St Catherine’s RNLI Lifeboat crew were paged this morning (Tuesday) by Jersey Coastguard.

St. Catherine's inshore lifeboat in action

RNLI/Nigel Millard

St. Catherine's inshore lifeboat in action

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

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