WV5547 : Saint-Malo rescue memorial

Saint-Malo rescue memorial
Saint-Malo rescue memorial
The clasped hands sculptured by Derek Tristram from a piece of Jersey granite which used to be part of the Harbour wall.
'The clasped hands are an age-old image which instantly comes to mind whenever one considers lifesaving,' he said.
'It signifies friendship and camaraderie.'

From this viewpoint one can see the whole of St Ouen's Bay and the impressive La Rocco Tower.

The plaque reads:
'During the morning of Monday April 17th 1995 whilst on
passage from Jersey to Sark, the French catamaran "Saint-Malo"
struck a rock known as Le Frouquie, 900 metres north of
La Corbière Lighthouse.Visibility was good at the time, but
with a Spring tide ebbing to the west and a westerly Force 5
wind, the sea conditions near Corbière were moderate to rough.
Emergency services responded promptly and nearby ships gave
assistance. All 307 passengers and crew were saved from the
partially submerged vessel.

This memorial is erected in thanksgiving and as a tribute to
the rescue, which with the help of God and of amany strong
arms, ensured the safe return of all on board.'
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Tuesday, 18 August, 2009   (more nearby)
Thursday, 13 May, 2010
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MGRS: geotagged! WV 5541 4795 [10m precision]
WGS84: 49:10.9111N 2:14.3798W
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MGRS: geotagged! WV 5542 4793
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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