Cromer inshore lifeboat call out after crab boat runs out of fuel

The Cromer inshore lifeboat tractor waiting for the inshore lifeboat that rescued the crab boat, whi

The Cromer inshore lifeboat tractor waiting for the inshore lifeboat that rescued the crab boat, which had suffered fuel problems. - Credit: Archant

The Cromer inshore lifeboat rescued a crab boat that ran out of fuel off the north Norfolk coast this morning.

Three RNLI crew members went out on the vessel at 10.15am to help the Rory James, which was stranded about half a mile out to sea near Overstrand.

It only had one fisherman on board at the time and had run out of fuel, according to Cromer lifeboat operations manager Richard Leeds.

The fisherman was not injured and the Rory James was escorted back to Cromer beach by the inshore lifeboat.

Both boats were back on shore by 10.50am.


You may also want to watch:


Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus