Launch Information - 14/07/2017


Fishing vessel LADY LAURA, gave help.

A call came through just before 06:00 to launch the inshore lifeboat George and Muriel to go and assist a local fishing boat with two crew on board.

Immediately the lifeboat crews assembled to launch the boat. After being towed by the tractor crossing the shingle banks onto the beach, the RNLI lifeboat was soon in the water.

With the wind breezing from a westerly direction at a force of 2 -3 knots, the lifeboat was soon heading to approximately half a mile off the pier. It was agreed to tow the fishing boat back to the shore and by 06:55 both boats were back to Cromer.

The Inshore Lifeboat was then cleaned down, rehoused and made ready for its next call out.

Billy Gaff (one of the fishermen) said, "I am very impressed by the work performed by the ILB and Cromer RNLI Station as a whole. As a local I am aware of the help and support the RNLI give to those in need".


Lifeboat: D-734 George & Muriel

Launched: 14/07/2017

Launch Time: 06:00

Returned: 14/07/2017

Return Time: 06:55


Boat Crew: 

Adrian Woods

David Syer

Tim Ballard

Shore Crew:

Graeme "G" Stallard

John Redmond

Steve Guest



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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.