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Alderney RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist small passenger vessel

Lifeboats News Release

The Alderney RNLI all weather Lifeboat, Roy Barker I was launched today, Monday 16 May 2022 at 8.07am on request from Alderney Coastguard to assist a passenger vessel that had broken down.

RNLI/Jo Parmentier

Alderney Lifeboat towing passenger motor vessel 01

The motor vessel was heading to Guernsey from Alderney with seven people on board (including crew) when it started to experience mechanical failure six miles south west of Alderney.

The Alderney Lifeboat was on scene and alongside the vessel at 8.35am where the volunteer lifeboat crew were able to secure a tow line and at 9.35am the small passenger vessel was returned to Braye Harbour where all passengers disembarked.

RNLI/Jo Parmentier

Alderney Lifeboat towing passenger motor vessel 02

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