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Crab boat requests launch of Cromer Lifeboat

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A crab fishing boat with engine failure requests launch of ILB

ILB towing crab fishing boat to shore

RNLI/Paul Russell

ILB towing crab fishing boat to shore

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.

ILB towing crab fishing boat to shore

RNLI/Paul Russell

ILB crew returning to beach

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