Two shouts in two days!
RNLI Jersey had two shouts in two days, with a callout for both the St Helier all-weather lifeboat and the St Catherine's inshore lifeboat.
The first of these shouts was on Sunday, just before 10.15 am. The Tamar-class all-weather lifeboat was tasked to assess and assist a 6-metre motorboat with two people on board near Banc des Ormes. The crew onboard the lifeboat made their way to the casualty location in a westerly force 5 wind. Once on the scene, the crew made the decision to transfer the casualties to the all-weather lifeboat as they were cold and suffering from seasickness. Two lifeboat crew members were transferred to the casualty vessel, and it was towed back to St Helier. The crew was even fortunate enough to be visited by a pod of dolphins on the way back to St Helier!
The second of the shouts was yesterday, and the St Catherine's Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat was tasked to assess and assist a 6-metre motorboat that had broken down near L'Etacquerel Fort. The crew made their way to the casualty location and towed the vessel to Bouley Bay.
When heading out on the water, always remember the importance of being prepared for anything that may come your way. Prioritise safety by checking weather conditions, wearing appropriate life jackets, and carrying essential safety equipment on board. One vital aspect is to carry a means of communication, such as a fully charged mobile phone, VHF radio, or distress signaling devices. Having these communication tools readily available can be a lifeline in case of emergencies, enabling you to seek help and stay connected with the shore or other vessels.