Sheringham Lifeboat

Shouts

Read what happened when we were last called out.

Shouts

A ‘shout’ or callout is usually initiated when a member of public calls 999 and requests the Coastguard, if the Coastguard deems it necessary they will put down a page to call out the nearest or most suitable lifeboat station(s) to the rescue. All crewmembers carry a pager & when called they must respond as soon as possible 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.

The aim is for the crew to be fully kitted up and the boat in the water within 6 minutes of the page being put out.