Boat on rocks must wait for bigger tides

A BOAT which broke free from its moorings and washed up on rocks at Les Amarreurs over the weekend is likely to remain there until next week, its owner has said.

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A BOAT which broke free from its moorings and washed up on rocks at Les Amarreurs over the weekend is likely to remain there until next week, its owner has said.

Bill Newman, 61, said his vessel, the Dieu Te Garde, crashed into the rocks by the main pier when gale force winds tore it from its mooring.

Unfavourably small tides over the coming days mean there is no chance it can be refloated, he said.

And the boat’s size makes lifting it off impossible.

‘You could not crane it. You would not be able to get one down there and it weighs eight tonnes.'

Comments for: "Boat on rocks must wait for bigger tides"

Freddie

My fellow Belgian train passengers find this highly amusing!

St Sampson

He wouldn't find it amusing if it were his boat or his livelihood.

Chris

What I find slightly more amusing is a picture on the wall in a local pub of a powerboat on the rocks during the powerboat "Grande Prix" in Guernsey some years ago! Maritime disasters are always bad news but I guess he was insured, and no one was injured- and I can see the funny side too.

Local

This happens a lot over here.

I can think of two power boats doing it, one just outside of the Salerie. The pleasure cruiser outside of st Sampsons harbour a few years ago, the small boat coming back from herm on the reef below vale Castle this year or last?

Maybe its time for boating licences.....