Sheringham Lifeboat

Sunday 24th April 2016

Sunday 24th April 2016

At 09.50hrs at the request of Humber Coastguard the Sheringham Lifeboat was launched into moderate to rough seas to search for a Yacht seen by the 1st informant to be in trouble in heavy seas approximately two to three miles off Beeston Caravan Park. The Lifeboat completed a search of the area indicated by the 1st informant and the coastguard but nothing was eventually found.

It is thought that the 1st informant mistook the Rig Supply Safety Vessel the ‘RACHAEL S’, which has two masts and from astern at sea could easily be mistaken it for a large Yacht.

Good service very professionally undertaken in challenging conditions

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.