Both Cromer Lifeboats called out to assist yacht
Following a call from the UK Coastguard at 09 00, Cromer’s inshore lifeboat ‘George and Muriel’ was launched to a report of problems on a 24 foot yacht called the ‘Seahorse’ with two persons on board.
The yacht was approximately 3 miles off East Runton.
There were reports of engine problems and a rope around the propeller. On reaching the yacht it was decided that it would need to be taken to Wells for repairs to be carried out by Cromers all weather lifeboat. By 09 45 the inshore lifeboat had returned to station and be been ready for its next call. The weather conditions whilst bright had a wind coming from the West at Force 1 - 2 and the sea state was calm.
Cromer’s relief lifeboat RNLB Peter and Lesley-Jane Nicholson’, was soon on the scene and made fast a tow and they set off to go 19 miles to Wells. The yacht was left at anchor to await the harbour boat to tow in when tide was high enough. Cromer’s lifeboat returned to station at 14 20 and was rehoused been refuelled, washed down and made ready for its next call by 14 45.
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.