St Helier ILB assists pleasure boat with engine problems
At approximately 10:40 Friday morning, the St Helier inshore lifeboat was launched to the assistance of a pleasure boat that was suffering from engine problems just off Corbiere. However, as the crew were approaching Noirmont Point they were re-tasked to a boat about half a mile from Portelet that had reported smoke coming from the engine.
The crew were on scene within minutes and as there was little visible smoke coming from the vessel, one crew member was put onboard toensure everyone was safe and to check the source of the smoke. Once it was established there was no immediate danger, the Tamar class all-weather lifeboat was called to tow the vessel back to the harbour so the crew on the Atlantic 85 could continue to the vessel at Corbiere. Fortunately, whilst waiting for the ALB to arrive on scene, the boat managed to get its engine started and the ILB was stood down from that incident.
The ALB arrived on scene and took over the initial tow established by the ILB and towed the casualty vessel back to the harbour.
Both lifeboats returned to the station and were made ready for the next service.