The 13 meter long fishing vessel Caraibes became disabled off Pierres-Vertes, France. The trawler had run over a net which became entangled in the vessel’s propeller. The Caraibes went adrift and requested assistance. The SNSM lilfeboat was dispatched to the scene and towed back to port. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 9.6 meter long fishing vessel Saint Bernard sank off Portsall, France. The Saint Bernard sent out a distress call that the fishing vessel had suffered water ingress and was sinking. The nearby fishing vessel Christelle-Mikaël relayed the message to the Corsen Regional Operational Surveillance and Rescue Center. They launched a search and rescue operation with the SNSM lifeboats from Portsall, French Navy aircraft and nearby fishing vessels Roc’h Avel and La Fanette.
Two hours later, the SNSM lifeboat found the body in the water between Karreg Cros and Rosservo Islands. Identified as the sole crew on board the Saint Bernard, he was taken to Portsall.
On April 12, the 21 meter long fishing vessel L’Eden Roc II ran aground on the shoal Plateau du Four 4 miles off the coast from Croisic, France. The L’Eden Roc II requested assistance with the SNSM lifeboat from Croisic responding. The lifeboat arrived a short time later and was able to pull the fishing vessel off the shoal. The L’Eden Roc II was able to proceed under its own power to La Turballe escorted by the SNSM lifeboat. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.