Jersey

French yacht stranded in St Helier harbour

  • 26 May 2014
  • From the section Jersey
Stranded yacht
The visiting French vessel was stranded attempting to leave the harbour at low-tide

A French yacht was stranded at low-tide in St Helier harbour on Monday.

The visiting vessel, called Little Big Boat, was attempting to pass through the harbour gate when it became stuck.

Access and departure at that part of the harbour are only possible at high tide and there are prominent warnings displayed by the gate.

A spokesperson from the Ports of Jersey said engineers have checked the marina gates and no damage has been reported.

Stranded yacht
Engineers say there is no damage to the gates
Smoking sailor on stranded yacht
The sailors were forced to wait for the returning tide

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