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 service 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 many strong
arms, ensured the safe return of all on board.