Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Hunstanton RNLI lifeboat “Spirit of West Norfolk” at 11.56 am. to go to the aid of a cabin cruiser that had suffered gearbox failure and was aground on the Seal Sands with one person on board.
On arrival at the scene it was established that the cruiser had left Denver and had developed mechanical problems on entering the Wash. He called up Humber Coastguard and explained that he was aground on the Seal Sands.
Hunstanton volunteer crew decided to standby him until he floated. They then towed him to Kings Lynn, where they tied him up alongside the new pontoon that had been placed near Boal Quay.
The lifeboat was released to return to station arriving back at 4.30 pm. Sea state was calm, wind SW 3. Visibility good.
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Latest News released by Geoff Needham, Lifeboat Press Officer, Hunstanton Lifeboat Station.