Silting has occurred at the mouth of the Gordon’s Bay Old Harbour, to the extent that sometimes we cannot launch this rescue vessel, especially at spring low tide. The sea rescue craft Jack Riley needs an extra length mooring to accomodate her size and thanks to Harbour Island Properties we have found that mooring.
Jack Riley will temporarily be moored in front of the new Krystal Beach Hotel, Harbour Island, Gordon’s Bay.
This is a temporary arrangement while we wait for the Gordon’s Bay harbour mouth to be dredged. NSRI Gordon’s Bay’s rapid response sea rescue craft are not affected by the silting and they will continue to launch from the sea rescue base at Gordon’s Bay harbour.
The sea rescue craft Jack Riley was sponsored by, and named after, the late Jack and Irene Riley from Helderberg Village in Somerset West.