The boat runs three meters above sea level and takes 12 hours to rescue
A ship struck a submerged reef while sailing the Ecrehous Islands off the Jersey coast, and after the tide dropped they ran aground three meters above sea level. between France and England.
Emergency teams, made up of the Coast Guard and volunteers from the non-profit Royal National Lifeboat Foundation (RNLI), took about 12 hours to rescue the crew on Friday (10).
Work began by sending a lifeboat to check the situation shortly after impact at 11 a.m. They performed medical assessments on the ship’s passengers who had sustained minor injuries. The crew was transferred to the main island of Ecrehous and then to Jersey.
According to the Jersey Evening Post, the boat was not removed from the site until the tide had risen sufficiently.
No Facebook social network site, the Podeison Marine Service, which provided the rescue vessel, reported conditions were tough but the tow was successful just before midnight. The RNLI stressed, also via Facebook, that the boat was in a precarious situation, but was not in immediate danger.
“An extraordinary day at Les Ecrehous, to say the least,” Jersey Seafaris travel agency reported on social media. “Fortunately, there were no serious injuries and the boat returned to Gori.”
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