Search resumed this morning

From Jersey Coastguard
9th December 2022

Jersey Coastguard has now resumed the search and rescue operation following yesterday’s collision at sea, which left three fishermen missing.

The search will involve the RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat, Channel Islands Airsearch, and the Ports of Jersey tug. Many members of the local fishing fleet, and other vessels, have also joined the search.

A remotely operated underwater craft has surveyed the seabed where the collision took place and has confirmed the location of the fishing boat L’Ecume II. The vessel lies in approximately 40 metres of water, which is too deep for divers to access without specialist equipment.

Jersey Coastguard will continue to coordinate the response, in conjunction with the States of Jersey Police, the Government of Jersey, and other agencies.

Jersey Coastguard