Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Cargo Ship Loses Ppower In Gales

Channel Island sea rescue teams were called out to help a cargo ship which had lost power. Cargo ship Burhou I called for assistance after she suffered an engine breakdown off Corbiere Point in gale force winds. St Helier Lifeboat was launched and the States tug Duke of Normandy was despatched to offer assistance. The engines were successfully re-started and the vessel was escorted to St Helier.
Burhou I
The lifeboat had just returned from escorting a French yacht back into St Helier when the call was made to assist the Burhou I. A second yacht requested an escort back to St Helier. Channel Islands Air Search was also called out after a man was reported overboard from a vessel around Le Havre. He was found by a French rescue helicopter and taken to hospital in Le Havre.

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