Wed 15th June 2016
- Helmsman Steve Banks
- Crew Jamie Crisp, Paul Pretty, Lewis Gray
- Tractor Driver Paul Wheatland & Graham Brennan
- High Water 16.05 @ 4.1m springs taking off
- Weather Fine & Sunny
- Viz Good 5 miles
- Wind ENE F2
- Sea State Slight
- Swell 1/2 metre
At approximately 16.00 hrs on Wednesday 15th June 2016 the twenty seven foot Yacht AMANDA sent out a MADAY call to which the coastguard responded and at 16.14 hours tasked Sheringham Lifeboat to go to the assistance of the yacht which had fouled her prop and lost all steerage.
The yacht, which was about one mile due north of the Sheringham Station with one person on board, was en route to Wells harbour when she caught a tow round her prop which jammed the engine solid and could not be removed.
Then Lifeboat crew took the yacht in tow and was making between 6 to 8 knots (being limited in speed by the yachts tender) as far as the Blakeney overfalls buoy where the tow was handed over to the Wells lifeboat which was tasked to take the AMANDA back to Wells.
Good service, professionally undertaken