A MAROONED motor cruiser completed up 10ft above the sea when the tide went out after it hit rocks.
The RNLI and coastguards spent 12 hours rescuing passengers and crew at the Ecrehous mini islands off Jersey.
Local Alistair McKee joked: “Good bit of parking that.”
An RNLI Jersey spokesperson acknowledged: “Both RNLI Jersey Lifeboat stations have been concerned in the restoration of a motor cruiser and her crew following a collision with rocks at the Ecrehous.
“Shortly after 11am, the St Catherine’s inshore lifeboat was tasked with an preliminary evaluation following opinions of a grounded motor boat at the Ecrehous reef.
“Whilst the boat was in a precarious place, it was not in fast hazard on account of it was away from the water on a falling spring tide.
“The casualty boat’s crew had already been transferred to the essential island by Seafaris who’ve been on scene as a part of a scheduled tour of the reef.
“The crew have been reporting minor accidents from the impression and the St Catherine’s crew carried out casualty assessments.
“Liaising with Jersey Coastguard, it was determined to vary them as soon as extra to Jersey utilizing the RNLI Jersey all-weather lifeboat which was then launched from St Helier.
“The casualty boat crew were then transferred to the all-weather lifeboat using the Seafaris RIB, which has a ladder to make shore-to-boat transfers easier.”