At 16.31hrs hrs Humber Coastguard requested that the Sheringham Lifeboat be launched to assist small cruiser with engine failure in position off Blakeney outfalls.
The Lifeboat crew managed eventually to get the outboard motor to fire but it was clear that the engine and/or fuel were contaminated.
The occupants of the small cruiser were obviously distressed and not too sure of their bearings or location. The Lifeboat Helmsman decided to accompany them as far as Wells quay and ensure they were safely moored before departing.
We regret to advise our friends, followers and supporters that until further notice Sheringham Lifeboat Station and both shops will be closed to visitors as will all the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) lifeboat stations, shops, museums and visitor centres. Besides protecting the wellbeing of our volunteers, our staff and our visitors this will enable us to preserve and continue with our lifesaving service. In addition, we will be cancelling all indoor and outdoor RNLI fundraising and other events including visits to schools. We will keep you informed via our website and social media accounts of any developments and will also provide updates on any lifesaving launches.
Your support for the RNLI is much appreciated and we hope that you will understand why we have made these difficult decisions.