Motor cruiser towed in after suffering engine problems
Wells all-weather lifeboat was in action on Sunday (4 August) when she towed a motor cruiser into harbour after she developed engine trouble at sea.
The thirty-seven foot Janolian, with two people on board, was on route from the Humber to Lowestoft when she was forced to call UK Coastguard for assistance.
Wells all-weather lifeboat launched at 4:38 pm and picked up the tow from Sheringham lifeboat, which was the first on the scene and answered the call for help.
Wells lifeboat had to wait offshore for the tide to run and there was sufficient water in the harbour channel. At 7:52pm she began towing the vessel into the harbour and take her up to the quay in the town.
No one was hurt in the incident.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.