Lifeboat tasked to vessel taking on water with smoke coming from the engine room

After a busy week at St Helier with training exercises, a shout for the inshore lifeboat and two shouts that ended up with the boats being stood down, the RNLI Jersey crew were called out again yesterday evening.

Both the St Helier inshore lifeboat and all-weather lifeboat, along with Jersey Fire and Rescue, were tasked by Jersey Coastguard. The initial report was that a motor vessel was taking on water with smoke coming from the engine room.

The two St Helier RNLI lifeboats made best possible speed to the casualty vessel located at Belcroute. Fortunately, the casualties had already transferred to another vessel nearby.

Jersey Fire and Rescue personnel boarded the casualty vessel and declared it safe from any fire. Crew from the lifeboats went onboard the casualty vessel with the salvage pump. The vessel was then towed back to St Helier and the lifeboats returned to the station.
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