Launch Information - 11/03/2020


ON Wednesday 11th March HM Coastguard tasked Cromer RNLI to investigate a 15 foot small boat appearing to need assistance.


At 10:30am Cromers allweather lifeboat ‘Lester’ were asked to investigate a small boat, approximately 8 miles off Cromer, which was thought to need assistance.  On reaching the boat it was found there was no need for concern.  


Cromers lifeboat returned to station and was refuelled and made ready for its next service by 11:48am.


Lifeboat: ON 1287 LESTER Lifeboat

Launched: 11/03/2020

Launch Time: 10:30

Returned: 11/03/2020

Return Time: 11:48


Boat Crew:

Vernon Hoare

Stuart Clarke

Kevin Johnson

Rob Park

Phil Hansford

Fiona Keenaghan

Kevin Johnston


Shore Crew:

Steve Guest

Paul Russell

John Redmond

Roger Sutton

Karl Pearce

Mearl 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.