New relief lifeboat operating off Norfolk coast

The relief lifeboat number 16 – 01 is in the home station boathouse at the end of Cromer pier. Pictu

The relief lifeboat number 16 – 01 is in the home station boathouse at the end of Cromer pier. Picture: RNLI - Credit: Archant

A new lifeboat will be operating on the north Norfolk coast while Cromer's Tamar class Lester undergoes routine repairs.

The Tamar class Lester is undergoing maintenance. Picture: RNLI

The Tamar class Lester is undergoing maintenance. Picture: RNLI - Credit: Archant

The crew at Cromer brought back the relief lifeboat number 16-01, which means it was the first in the Tamar class.

It is named RNLB Peter and Lesley-Jane Nicholson and can now be seen in Cromer's home station boathouse at the end of the pier.

Lester, which is now 11-years-old, is undergoing its maintenance at Poole after it leaves Lowestoft.

Cromer RNLI operations manager Richard Leeds said he would let everyone know when it was due back.


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Cromer Lifeboat Station has been operating since 1804. The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations.

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