The St Peter Port All Weather Lifeboat was launched this afternoon (26 June 2020) at 14:23 local time to go to the assistance of an Alderney registered pleasure vessel taking on water six miles north of Platte Fougere Lighthouse.
The 8 metre vessel with eight people on board broadcast a PAN PAN message on VHF Channel16 prompting Guernsey Coastguard to launch the St Peter Port RNLI Lifeboat and request the launch of Channel Islands Air Search's Air Search 1.
St Peter Port ALB was on scene at 14:59 and transferred two of the Lifeboat Crew to the casualty vessel with a salvage pump. Then the crew of the casualty vessel transferred to the Lifeboat. At this point Air search 1 was stood down.