Alderney RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist small passenger vessel
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.
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.
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