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.”