During the morning of Monday April 17th 1995 whilst on passage from Jersey to Sark, the French catermaran "Saint-Malo" struck a rock known as Le Frouquie 900 metres north of La Corbiere Lighthouse. Visability was good at the time, but with a Spring tide ebbing to the westand a westerly Force 5 wind, the sea conditions near Corbiere were moderate to rough. Emergency services reponded 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 many strong arms, ensured the safe return of all on board.

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