Wednesday 23 July 2014
- Helmsman Steve Banks
- Crew Paul Pretty, Chris Wright, Katy Webster
- High Water 17.18 hrs @ 4.3m Springs
- Weather Fine
- Viz Good @ 6- 8 miles
- Wind ESE 5 knots
- Sea State Slight
- Swell 0.5 metre
At 15.00 hrs Humber Coastguard requested that the crew be paged to launch the Sheringham lifeboat to assist the Bleu Celeste, a 36’ sailing vessel which had snagged a crab pot tow line two miles east of the Sheringham lifeboat station.
The crew arrived on scene at 15.10hrs and proceeded to attempt to remove the rope fouled around the screw on the sailing vessel. After twenty minutes in the water, Crewman Chris Wright managed to cut the rope free and the Bleu Celeste was able to continue on her way towards Wells, escorted by the lifeboat as far as the Sheringham lifeboat house.
The Oddfellows Lifeboat arrived back at station at 16.05hrs and was ready for service again at 16.30hrs.