Slow Speed Boat Handling Exercise

The crew have been heavily focused on our training and competence in recent weeks, including the use of on-board systems as well as training for new crew members on both Sir Albert “Bertie” Pinel and Sir Max Aitken. A few of the crew also undertook slow speed boat handling with both boats, to further progress their knowledge and skill set. …

Training Exercise with the Air Rescue Emergency Drone Team

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Saturday night may not have been a brilliant night for weather, but it was a good night for a training exercise!The crew have been training with the Air Rescue Emergency Drone Team with their extremely useful and capable drone. Sir Max headed out to find an object situated between Belcroute and St …

Festive Spruce Up for Sir Max

Over the Christmas period we gave Sir Max a festive spruce up! We’ve cleaned the hull and props to bring Sir Max back to full speed. In March we will take her back out for annual antifoul and other light works, until then we are back on service and ready to go! Please donate today – click here. Your lives, …

MOB Drill Training

Saturday 9th December wasn’t a nice day weather-wise, but it was a good training day! JLA’s Albert Pinel and members of the crew could be seen completing MOB drill training in St Aubin throughout the day. We strive to remain current and competent through continuous training and development. None of this would be possible without your help, please continue your …

Call Out: Noirmont

JLA were called this afternoon to a fishing vessel which had broken down a few miles south of Noirmont. Sir Max Aitken, our all weather lifeboat, established a tow of the broken down vessel and brought her back to St Helier. Sea conditions were good with the rain clouds looming! Sir Max and her crew back are back alongside awaiting …

Medical Extraction Exercise

A successful night of training on Thursday night. Special thanks to Normandy Trader Freight & Charter Services, Jersey Coastguard, Le Mourier Marine, Intrepid232, LifeLine FirstAid-Training and the Master of the Vessel. We ran a medical extraction exercise with Normandy Warrior (sister vessel and part of the fleet of Normandy Trader) and Jersey Coastguard. Members of the crew were tested on …

Wetwheels Exercise

We were pleased to take part in a pre-season training exercise yesterday with Wetwheels Jersey and Jersey Coastguard. Carried out on the south coast of Jersey, Wetwheels Jersey acted as the casualty vessel for the exercise, with members of the Coastguard also onboard. The exercise scenario was Wetwheels Jersey taking on water, needing help stopping the ingress of water and …

Multi-Agency Exercise 25/06/2022

A great multiagency exercise coordinated by Cross Jobourg assisted by Jersey Coastguard with lifeboats from Goury, Dielette, Barneville Carteret and the JLA. The Dragon 50 helicopter was also due to partake but was called out on an emergency. Extremely beneficial to all in locating casualties and the first aid that followed from all crews. Thanks to our crew and also …

Castle Ferries exercise

On the 14th and 15th of March, Jersey Heritage and Elizabeth Castle Ferries carried out their annual preseason emergency exercises to make sure they are ready for the busy season ahead. The exercise on the 14th involved two of the RNLI Jersey Lifeboats, and the exercise on the 15th involved our very own Inshore Lifeboat. We carried out a casualty …

Shout out near Seymour Tower

What a morning….back in the water and an immediate call out! Sunday 7th March first shout of the year boat had just gone back in the water after its 6 monthly haul out for maintenance. At 12pm we Contacted VTS for clearance to move into main harbour back to berth when they asked us to standby for possible tasking. We …