Saturday 21 June 2014
- Helmsman David Hagan
- Crew Tony Webster, Katy Webster, Jamie Crisp
- Tractor Driver Steve Roberts
- High Water 14.13 hrs @ 4.5m Neaps
- Weather Fine with 2/8 cloud cover
- Viz Good @ 6 miles
- Wind Northerly 5 knots
- Sea State Slight
- Swell 0.5 metre
At 19.00hrs Humber Coastguard requested that the Sheringham Lifeboat be launched to take over a tow from the Mundesley Lifeboat.
Mundesley Lifeboat was towing a small Fishing Vessel SUNDANCE with two people on board which had broken down on route to the port of Wells. Sheringham was tasked to take over the tow at 19.30 hrs off Cromer Pier to complete the tow to Wells.
The F/V SUNDANCE had launched earlier in the day at Lowestoft and was leisure fishing in a northerly direction when the engine had failed and could not be restarted. The occupants contacted Humber Coastguard and requested assistance. Humber Coastguard tasked Mundesley Lifeboat to tow the F/V to Cromer where the Sheringham Lifeboat could take to the tow as far as Wells.
Sheringham Lifeboat handed over the tow to the Wells inshore Lifeboat at 22.00 hrs at the Wells Fairway Buoy from whence the casualty was taken safely into Wells harbour.
All’s well that ends well.