Search

Rescue boats aid vessel ‘taking on water’

PUBLISHED: 19:53 23 June 2018 | UPDATED: 19:53 23 June 2018

On a previous call-out, Hemsby Lifeboat sent their Broads rescue boat to the scene. Photo: Hemsby Lifeboat/Gerard Roadley-Battin

On a previous call-out, Hemsby Lifeboat sent their Broads rescue boat to the scene. Photo: Hemsby Lifeboat/Gerard Roadley-Battin

Archant

Great teamwork and co-ordination have been praised after emergency services assisted a vessel that was taking on water near Horning.

Hemsby Lifeboat’s inshore Broads rescue boat, which covers the Norfolk Broads, was called out on Friday, June 22 to aid the boat, which had got into difficulties.

A spokesman for Hemsby Lifeboat said: “Humber Coastguard paged Hemsby broads rescue (on June 22) to assist a vessel taking on water near Horning.

“When we arrived on scene the Broads Authority boats had water pumps in use.”

With a hole appearing on the vessel, the vessel was taking on water until the hole “was plugged by people onboard.”

The Hemsby Lifeboat spokesman added: “The boat was then escorted back to Richardson’s boatyard, Horning to be lifted out of the water. Bacton Coastguards were also on scene to help – great teamwork and great co-ordination from Humber Coastguard.”

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other News

Norwich City star and social media king Timm Klose has struck again with a shout-out video for a Norfolk pub.

Yesterday, 17:31

Details of a third arson attack involving a makeshift petrol bomb have come to light as police increase patrols.

Yesterday, 15:59

A mother has dedicated her debut novel to the memory of her daughter, who died in a car crash on her way to school.

Yesterday, 13:22

This was the dramatic moment a car went up in flames after being targeted by arsonists.

Most Read

Yesterday, 17:31

Details of a third arson attack involving a makeshift petrol bomb have come to light as police increase patrols.

Read more
Fri, 12:36

Footage has emerged of a motorbike rider who according to onlookers had no helmet or number plate driving recklessly in Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Monday, August 6, 2018

Searches are taking place for a 12-year-old boy who has gone missing from home.

Read more
Trafalgar College
Wed, 21:03

Two cases of a mystery illness that can kill dogs walked in woodland have been reported to a Norfolk vets after a break of several years.

Read more
Facebook
Mon, 15:30

Emergency services rushed to the scene of an industrial accident where a wall fell onto a man in the Cobholm area of Great Yarmouth.

Read more

Local Weather

Heavy Showers

Heavy Showers

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 6°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy