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Exclusion zone around maritime collision site

08 December 2022

​An exclusion zone has been placed around an area of open water in St Ouen’s Bay which was the site of a collision between a fishing boat and the Commodore Goodwill.

A Ministerial Decision has been signed by the Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture, Deputy Kirsten Morel, prohibiting the passage of any vessels and diving, fishing, laying of static gear and trawling activity. 

Deputy Morel said: “The purpose of implementing an exclusion zone is to effectively limit the activity in the immediate area only to those with the professional expertise and authority to properly examine the area.

“The French, Guernsey and Jersey’s emergency services and many fishing vessels, private vessels, drones, lifeguards, and honorary police officers have been involved in the search all day, and I am very grateful to them for their efforts. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of everyone involved. We live in a close-knit community where the emotional impact of an incident like this is felt by many Islanders.”

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