Sheringham Lifeboat

Sunday 13th July 2014

Sunday 13th July 2014

The Sheringham Lifeboat was launched at 08.12 hrs and tasked to go to a position approx. one mile due north of Blakeney Fairway Buoy to rendezvous with 32’ Bermudan Rigged sailing boat whose engine would not re-start.

The boat was trying to enter to Blakeney Harbour before the ebbing tide became too low to cross the ‘bar’. The occupant thought his fuel might be contaminated.

Sheringham Lifeboat took the vessel on tow at 09.00 hrs and towed it into the ‘pit’ at Blakeney where it came safely to anchor at about 09.30 hrs.

The occupant took the sensible solution of requesting aid before his situation deteriorated further and became at serious risk

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.