Guernsey harbour master gives warning after busy Easter

Guernsey's harbour master has warned boat owners to take more care before setting out on Bailiwick waters.

It follows eight calls for help over the Easter weekend, two of which caused Guernsey's lifeboat to be launched.

Problems suffered by boaters included striking rocks and equipment failure, but no serious injuries were reported.

Captain Peter Gill said all boat owners should "check their equipment thoroughly first and plan trips carefully and in advance".

He said the year's first extended period of warm weather meant there was a risk of boats being taken out in an unready state, having not been used for several months.

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