Sheringham Lifeboat

Saturday 21 June 2014

Saturday 21 June 2014

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.

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.