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Guernsey Lifeboat Tasked to Motor Vessel "Avante" with Engine Defect

At 15:05 local time on Sunday 11th August, Guernsey Coastguard received a call from 38ft Alderney registered angling vessel "Avante" with seven persons onboard asking for assistance.

Avante was seven miles northeast of Guernsey and had shut down her single engine due to it overheating.

Guernsey Coastguard made a broadcast requesting assistance from vessels in the area however no response was received. the RNLI St Peter Port All Weather Lifeboat "Spirit of Guernsey" was launched at 15:33 and proceeded to the casualty vessel arriving on scene at 15:48.

Avante had restarted her engine and was making slow progress south towards St Peter Port.

The RNLB Spirit of Guernsey escorted her initially however, due to worsening sea conditions on the approach to Guernsey, a tow rope was attached and the lifeboat towed the vessel the remaining few miles arriving safely back in St Peter Port at 16:30.