Sheringham Lifeboat

Saturday 23rd July 2016

Saturday 23rd July 2016

At the request of Humber Coastguard Sheringham lifeboat was launched at 15.00 hrs to go to the assistance of the 6metre motor cruiser BLACK HAWK which had run aground at Salthouse after her engine had failed.

The lifeboat crew discussed the options with the local coastguard team on scene but as the cruiser was high and dry decided to two wait for the water to flow before taking her in tow.

She was eventually towed off the beach at 18.00 hrs and gradually towed toward Blakeney and over the bar into the pit where they waited for the tide to flow up the cut to Morston.

A local boat WHITE SPRAY offered to tow the casualty up the cut and the L/B handed over the tow at 19.25 hrs and returned to station.

Good service, as always professionally undertaken

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.