Launch Information - 29/07/2019


Cromer Lifeboat called out to assist yacht.

Following a call from the UK Coastguard, Cromer’s all weather lifeboats ‘Lester’ was launched to a report of problems on the ‘Alpha Beta’ – a 12 metre cabin cruiser. 


The crew of the offshore lifeboat, Lester, was launched at around 15:10, to reports engine problems.  As the cabin cruiser was with another vessel, they agreed to continue their journey.


The weather conditions whilst bright had a wind coming from the South West at Force 2/3, the sea was calm.


At 17:58  ‘Lester’ had been refuelled, washed down and made ready for its next call.


Lifeboat: ON 1287 LESTER Lifeboat

Launched: 29/07/2019

Launch Time: 15:10

Returned: 29/07/2019

Return Time: 17:58


Boat Crew: 

Ady Barker

Kevin Johnston

Vernon Hoare

Chris Shepherd

Reis Khalil

Matt Hardy

Shore Crew:

Steve Guest

Roger Sutton

Bernice Stowe

Paul Russell

Darren Jones

Emma Tuck

Kate Berry

John Redmond



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.