Launch Information - 10/09/2019

Summary

Following a call from the UK Coastguard at 09 00, Cromer’s inshore lifeboat ‘George and Muriel’ was launched to a report of problems on a 24 foot yacht called the ‘Seahorse’ with two persons on board. The yacht was approximately 3 miles off East Runton.

 

There were reports of engine problems and a rope around the propeller.  On reaching the yacht it was decided that it would need to be taken to Wells for repairs to be carried out by Cromers all weather lifeboat.  By 09 45 the inshore lifeboat had returned to station and be been ready for its next call.  The weather conditions whilst bright had a wind coming from the West at Force 1 - 2 and the sea state was calm.

 

Cromer’s relief lifeboat RNLB Peter and Lesley-Jane Nicholson’, was soon on the scene and made fast a tow and they set off to go 19 miles to Wells.  The yacht was left at anchor to await the harbour boat to tow in when tide was high enough.  Cromer’s lifeboat returned to station at 14 20 and was rehoused been refuelled, washed down and made ready for its next call by 14 45.

Details

Lifeboat: ON 1287 LESTER Lifeboat & D-734 George & Muriel

Launched: 10/09/2019

Launch Time: 09:00

Returned: 10/09/2019

Crew

Inshore Boat Crew: 

David Syer

Kevin Johnston

Matt Hardy

Inshore Shore Crew:

Ady Woods

Roger Sutton

Ady Barker

Fiona Keenaghan

Vernon Hoare

Tim Ballard

Reis Khalil

Chris Shepherd

Chris Key

Cromer All Weather Boat Crew:

Ady Barker

Ady Woods

Vernon Hoare

Tim Ballard

Kevin Johnson

Chris Shepherd

Chris Key

 

Cromer All Weather Shore Crew:

Darren Jones

Roger Sutton

John Redmond

Kharn Brown

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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.