Launch Information - 19/06/2018


Cromer RNLI was asked to launch its inshore lifeboat at 11 27 am. A request had come in from a local crab fishing boat, which had engine problems.

Once the crew had been paged, the ‘George and Muriel’, Cromer’s D class inshore lifeboat was launched. Weather conditions were still with the breeze from the North East, the sea state was flat.

The crew were soon on scene just opposite the old Lighthouse; assistance was given to the fishermen.

By 11 55 am the inshore lifeboat had returned to its station, was washed down refuelled and made ready for its next launch.

It was a special occasion for RNLI Cromer as it was the first outing for Matt Hardy – who had recently finished his training to be a volunteer.


Lifeboat: D-734 George & Muriel

Launched: 19/06/2018

Launch Time: 11:27am

Returned: 19/06/2018

Return Time: 11:55am


Boat Crew: 

Ady Woods

Wes Stokes

Matt Hardy

Shore Crew:

John Redmond

Chris Shepherd

Vernon Hoare

Reis Khalil

Paul Russell



Created by TPG Web Design


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.