Sheringham Lifeboat

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Wednesday 23 July 2014

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.

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.