Sunday 24th April 2016
- Helmsman David Hagan
- Crew Paul Wheatland, Chris Taylor, Chris Wright
- Tractor Driver Steve Roberts
- High Water 08.37hrs
- Weather Fine with 4/6 cloud cover
- Viz Good @5 miles
- Wind NW Force 5 to 6 @ 26 knots
- Sea State Rough
- Swell 2.5 metres
At 09.50hrs at the request of Humber Coastguard the Sheringham Lifeboat was launched into moderate to rough seas to search for a Yacht seen by the 1st informant to be in trouble in heavy seas approximately two to three miles off Beeston Caravan Park. The Lifeboat completed a search of the area indicated by the 1st informant and the coastguard but nothing was eventually found.
It is thought that the 1st informant mistook the Rig Supply Safety Vessel the ‘RACHAEL S’, which has two masts and from astern at sea could easily be mistaken it for a large Yacht.
Good service very professionally undertaken in challenging conditions