Sheringham RNLI lifeboat aids local fishing vessel
‘The Oddfellows’ B 818, Sheringham RNLI inshore lifeboat launched at 5.30am on Monday 15 July 2019.
Sheringham RNLI lifeboat The Oddfellows was tasked by Humber Coastguard to undertake a search to locate a Fishing Vessel broken down approximately one mile west and approx. ½ mile offshore .of Sheringham RNLI station
The lifeboat launched and located the fishing vessel but the lifeboat crew were unable to restart the engine. The lifeboat then took the fishing vessel in tow back towards Cromer.
As there was a heavy swell running and the tide was on the flood, the owner opted to fasten the prow of the boat to the Cromer RNLI lifeboat outer buoy with an anchor off the stern to secure the fishing vessel when the ebb came through.
The lifeboat then returned to station with the fisherman on board. He was eventually given a lift back to Cromer by one of the crew
All safe and well, 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.