Launch Information - 08/03/2018


Fishing vessel IRENE D II, 1 person and craft brought in.


Cromer RNLI was asked to launch its inshore lifeboat at 7 30 am. A request had come in from the Irene D a local fishing boat, which had engine problems.

Once the crew had been paged, the George and Muriel, Cromer’s d class inshore lifeboat was launched. The crew were soon on scene just off East Runton; assistance was given to the fishermen.

By 08 30am the inshore lifeboat had returned to its station, was washed down refuelled and made ready for its next launch.

It was a significant occasion for RNLI Cromer as the inshore lifeboat had returned on Tuesday 06 March after its maintenance checks; it was the first outing for the new tractor and also for Reis Khalil – who had recently finished his training to be a volunteer for Cromer RNLI.


Lifeboat: D-734 George & Muriel

Launched: 08/03/2018

Launch Time: 0730

Returned: 08/03/2018

Return Time: 0830


Boat Crew: 

David Syer

Mark Southgate

Reiss Khalil

Shore Crew:

Chris Key

Graeme "G" Stallard

Matt Hardy

Vernon Hoare



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In Cromer there are two boathouses, one for the All-Weather Lifeboat "Lester" on the pier and the other for the Inshore Lifeboat on the east promenade. This boathouse was originally built in 1902 for the then rowing and sailing lifeboat Louisa Heartwell. Also on the east promenade you'll find the Henry Blogg Lifeboat Museum. The whole town is proud of the man referred to as 'the greatest of the lifeboatmen', who gained national fame in the first half of the 20th century when navigation around the Norfolk coastline was particularly hazardous in easterly gales.