Alderney’s RNLI crew sped to the rescue of a motor cruiser reporting an engine fire on Sunday.
The mayday call came through to Alderney Coastguard at around 5pm.
The skipper of a 14-metre motor cruiser eight miles south of Alderney made the call when they ran into trouble on their way from Jersey to the UK. Eight people were on board.
The Alderney lifeboat was launched at 17.17 and arrived on scene at 18.00. Fortunately the engine fire had been extinguished.
The all weather lifeboat established a line and towed the stricken vessel towards Guernsey. It was handed on to St Peter Port RNLI Lifeboat crew for onward passage to Guernsey for engineering works.
The Alderney lifeboat returned to Braye Harbour and was secured on its mooring at 19.00.