An afternoon in the life of Jersey Coastguard!

The harbour and outlying waters of Jersey are busy at the best of times, but when there is a visiting vessel, the activity increases.

Yesterday, (22 May) at 2.30pm the Coastguard were assisting the arrival of a beautiful ship -the Lord Nelson, as it came into local waters.

A beautiful sunny and calm day, the ship glided towards the islands, and was met by the Coastguard pilot. The Pilot was required to bring the ship into the harbour, as he is familiar with the sea bed and the workings of the harbour. They do this to help Ports of Jersey with a smooth running of the harbour.

Watch this footage, taken by our drone camera man and an additional camera man, both on board Jersey Coastguards vessel as they arrive to let the Pilot on board the Lord Nelson, just south of St Brelade's Bay.

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For more information on what the Jersey Coastguard does, click here.