Watchkeeper Tony Hall, who lived in Guernsey, keeps in touch with Guernsey news by subscribing to 'The Guernsey Press and Star'. He spotted this article and sought permission for us to reproduce it.
A SWANSEA RNLI lifeboat visiting Bailiwick waters for training was deployed to assist in a search and rescue. The Mumbles Tamar class Lifeboat Roy Barker IV was docked in St Helier when news broke of the light aircraft ditching into the sea off the west coast of Jersey. Roy Barker IV headed to the search area to assist Jersey's own Tamar lifeboat, George Sullivan. The following day, the visiting lifeboat called into St Peter Port and the crew came ashore for lunch. That afternoon the vessel headed to Alderney, where it came face to face with its namesake, Braye Harbour's Trent class lifeboat Roy Barker I, which has been in service since 1995. Roy Barker II and III are also Trent class lifeboats, launched in 1997 and 2002, serving Wick and Howth respectively. Roy Barker IV was launched in May this year. It was the 27th Tamar built since the class's launch in 2006 and marked the last to be fitted out by the Babcock yard in Plymouth. All four vessels have been funded by the Roy Barker Memorial Fund.
Reproduced by kind permission of The Guernsey Press and Star