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Guernsey Coastguard Co-ordinate UK SAR Incident

At 10:30am on Thursday 4th July 2019, Guernsey Coastguard heard a radio call on VHF channel 16, from the motor vessel 'Betty Boo' which had suffered engine failure outside of Salcombe harbour on the south coast of Devon in the UK

This call was not heard by the UK HM Coastguard due to atmospheric conditions and therefore Guernsey Coastguard responded to the call and assumed co-ordination of the incident.

At about 10:45 a second vessel, the 'Chelsea Chat' responded to Guernsey Coastguard's 'all ships' request for assistance and offered to tow 'Betty Boo' back into Salcombe harbour.

At 10:59am a tow was established between the two vessels, and at 11:47am Guernsey Coastguard was advised by the 'Betty Boo' that they had safely returned to Salcombe and the incident was closed.

This incident shows the ongoing co-operation between the UK and Guernsey Coastguard services.