ON 1287 LESTER Lifeboat - 4 Feb, 2017

Back To List

StationLaunchedReturnedLives Saved
Number One Station04/02/201704/02/2017n/a
Support vessel RESOLUTE, gave help

The crew pagers sounded on Saturday 4 February and Cromers all weather lifeboat Lester was launched by 05 10.
Reports had come in from the Coastguard of a 25 metre converted fishing boat being in difficulty.
The support vessel Resolute was off the Dudgeon wind farm and had a fouled propeller.
With such bad weather conditions forecast and repairs impossible it was agreed to tow the support vessel to the Humber, where the Humber lifeboat would meet them and take over, however, during the tow north the propeller freed itself allowing the lifeboat to return home.
Lester was back on station, rehoused and cleaned down by 10 10.

Boat Crew:  Adrian Woods, Ady Barker, Gordon Nichols, John Davies, Martin Steward, Mearl Brown, Tim Ballard
Shore Crew:  John Redmond, Paul Russell, Rose Syer, Steve Guest, Vernon Hoare

Back To List