Launch Information - 04/07/2016


Fishing vessel LADY CINDERELLA, gave help.

Lester was launched shortly after 2.00am to go to the aid of the Lowestoft fishing vessel Lady Cinderella which had suffered power failure 5 miles off Cromer.


The lifeboat took the stricken vessel in tow to Winterton where they were met by the Lowestoft lifeboat which took over the tow. 


Lester then returned to Cromer and was rehoused at about 6.45am.


Lifeboat: ON 1287 LESTER Lifeboat

Launched: 04/07/2016

Launch Time: 02:00

Returned: 04/07/2016

Return Time: 06:45


Boat Crew: 

Ady Barker

John Davies

Mearl Brown

Tim Ballard

Wes Stokes

Shore Crew:

Graeme "G" Stallard

Paul Russell

Steve Guest

Vernon Hoare




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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.