Launch Information

11th August 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.