03/2019 Missing Vessel
Jersey Coastguard called on the services of CIAS early on the 14th March to help search for a boat that was reported to have sailed from St Aubins Bay heading to St Peter Port, Guernsey at 11pm the previous evening.
The sea state was very rough with a Gale Force 7 and reported gusts of 52 knots. Our aircraft undertook a grid search North of Jersey heading towards the South of Guernsey before returning to Jersey to run a search of the coastline.
A second crew continued searching until 3:30 in the afternoon before the search was ended. Very little was seen while searching the allocated area at sea and along the South and West coastlines of Jersey.