Major search and rescue operation launched after feared fishing vessel sank off Jersey coast | UK News

A “major search and rescue operation” has been launched after a ship collided with a fishing vessel, which is believed to have sunk, off the coast of Jersey.

The incident occurred around 5:30 this morning at sea in the bay of St Ouen.

The wreckage of the fishing boat is in the sea.

RNLI coastal and all-weather lifeboats joined the search, along with two French rescue helicopters, the RNLI all-weather lifeboat from Guernsey and a fixed-wing aircraft from the French Navy.

A large number of local fishing boats also joined in the search.

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