THE Jersey Lifeboat Association has regained its status as a search and rescue asset.
The charity’s search-and-rescue activities were suspended in November 2021 after one of its lifeboats – Sir Max Aitken III – hit rocks near Noirmont Point while the crew was en route to help a French yacht.
Ports of Jersey, as the Island’s harbour authority, has today announced the reinstatement of the JLA as a declared search and rescue asset, following a redeclaration process.
Jersey’s harbourmaster, Captain William Sadler, said: ‘I would like to thank the JLA crew for their engagement and openness during the redeclaration process. Their dedication for safety at sea was clearly evident. Jersey Coastguard looks forward to engaging with the JLA crew and JLA council through regular operational meetings and as part of wider engagement with the entire SAR community.’