Launch Information - 11/08/2020


Inshore Lifeboat launched to assist emergency services.

HM Coastguard Hunber requested an immediate launch of RNLI Cromer Inshore lifeboat ’George and Muriel’ at 12:01 on 11 August 2020. It was to assist at an incident at Overstrand Beach.


The lifeboat was soon at the scene and was able to assist the other emergency services which included ambulance crews, air ambulance, police and coastguard teams.

The inshore lifeboat returned to its Cromer boathouse at 13:25 and was washed down, refuelled and back on service at 13:54.


Lifeboat: D-734 George & Muriel

Launched: 11/08/2020

Launch Time: 12:01

Returned: 11/08/2020

Return Time: 13:54


Boat Crew:

David Syer

Mark Southgate

Mearl Brown

Shore Crew:

Paul Watling

Greame Stallard

Karl Sargent

Reis Khalil

Khan Brown

Vernon Hoare

Karl Pearce

John Redmond




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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.