May 29


Byline: Alderney’s volunteer RNLI crew were in action twice last night (Wednesday 29 May).
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In the first incident they had to secure the 11-metre charter angling boat Lone Shark which was carrying 12 people when it hit a rock 1.1/2 miles south-east of the island and began taking in water.
Alderney’s lifeboat Roy Barker I launched at 5.44pm and was on scene in a little over 10 minutes. Meanwhile, another nearby professional angling vessel Tiger Lily, also Weymouth-registered, had taken the crew and passengers off Lone Shark. Two RNLI crew members were transferred to Lone Shark together with her skipper and a salvage pump. At 7.15pm Alderney’s pilot boat was launched to provide an extra salvage pump.
There were no personal injuries and Lone Shark was towed alongside Braye Harbour’s Commercial Quay and, shortly before 8pm was craned out of the water by harbour staff.
The Trent class lifeboat was about to be stood down when, at 8pm the lone skipper of the local fishing boat Cygnet reported engine trouble near Bibette Head at the entrance to Braye Bay. The lifeboat turned and, by 8.20pm had towed the local boat safely back to her mooring in Braye Harbour. 

RNLI contact

For more information please contact Nigel Soane-Sands, Alderney RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 01481 823448 or 07781 101 957.   Email:


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