Sheringham RNLI Lifeboat aids Sea Going Cruiser
‘The Oddfellows’ B 818 Service Launch – Sunday 4 August 2019.
At 2.30pm on Sunday 4 August the Sheringham Lifeboat was tasked by Humber Coastguard to assist a 37ft sea going cruiser which had engine failure approx. one mile off Weybourne.
After contacting the coastguard the cruiser skipper had managed to restart his engine and was intercepted by Sheringham Lifeboat at the west end of Sheringham. Following a discussion with the Lifeboat crew it was apparent that the engine failure was intermittent and further discussions with Humber coastward advised that the vessel be towed/accompanied to the nearest port.
Sheringham Lifeboat towed (as necessary) and accompanied the cruiser to Wells Fairway buoy where control was handed over the Wells offshore Lifeboat at 4.54pm and Sheringham Lifeboat returned to station at 5.40pm and was back on service at 6.03pm.
It was a good service professionally completed.
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.