Major search and rescue operation launched after fishing vessel feared to have sunk off Jersey coast

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

The incident took place around 5.30am this morning at sea in St Ouen’s Bay.

Debris from the fishing boat is in the sea.

The RNLI’s inshore and all-weather lifeboats joined the search, as well as two French rescue helicopters, Guernsey’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat and a French naval fixed-wing aircraft.

A large number of local fishing vessels have also joined the search.

In a statement to the Jersey Evening Post, Condor said: “Condor Ferries can confirm that its freight vessel, Commodore Goodwill, has been involved in an incident north west of Jersey.

“The ship departed Guernsey for Jersey at 04:41 this morning and the incident occurred at around 05:30.”

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