ON 1287 LESTER Lifeboat - 12 Apr, 2017

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Number One Station12/04/201712/04/2017n/a
Fishing vessel RORY JAMES, escorted vessel

Cromer lifeboat crew launched late this morning 12 April after the lone crew member aboard a fishing vessel called the UK Coastguard to report they had suffered engine problems.

A local fishing boat the Rory James requested the launch of RNLI Cromers all weather lifeboat ‘Lester’. With only one member of crew on board the fishing boat, with a moderate sea and winds blowing at force 3 in a westerly direction, help was needed.

Soon Cromer's lifeboat was heading the three and a half miles off Trimmingham to give support and advice on returning to Cromer.

John Davies, RNLI Coxswain for Cromer’s RNLI Lifeboat, said: ‘Being a local fisherman and knowing others who fish in local waters, I was pleased to be able to respond so quickly on behalf of the RNLI’

By 12 25, ‘Lester’ had returned to the main boathouse and was made ready for its next launch.

Boat Crew:  Adrian Woods, Ady Barker, John Davies, Vernon Hoare, Pete Stokes, Wes Stokes, David Syer
Shore Crew:  John Redmond, Kevin Johnson, Paul Russell, Steve Guest

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