The relief Trent class lifeboat ‘Henry Heys Duckworth’ was launched at 11.50am on the 9th May and battled strong winds to assist the vessel that was experiencing engine failure and was unable to continue on its course. The vessel is understood to be the mv Boggie, a Swedish-flagged vessel.
The lifeboat volunteer crew established a tow line to the vessel at 12.25pm and returned to Braye Harbour at 1.45pm, where the casualty vessel was secured alongside the commercial quay to receive repairs.
Photo credit: David Nash
Declan Gaudion, Coxswain of the Alderney RNLI, said:
‘This was the first lifeboat launch this year so far and the boat was taken out by Adam Rose on his second shout as Coxswain. Numbers of shouts have been particularly low since the start of the pandemic. We anticipate that moving forward it may be a particularly busy season as lockdown restrictions are gradually lifted.’