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Boat escorted to safety after finding trouble off West Norfolk coast

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Lifeboat crews were called to assist a vessel in trouble off West Norfolk's coast yesterday.

A motor cruiser with four people on board, two of whom were said to be suffering from seasickness, was reported to be in difficulty off Titchwell shortly before 4pm on Wednesday.

Wells Lifeboat crews escorted the vessel, which was sailing from Lowestoft to Hull, to the town's harbour so those on board the cruiser could be checked over.

The crew members with seasickness were found to need no further medical attention.

Wells Lifeboat (56921840)
Wells Lifeboat (56921840)

Lifeboat operations manager Chris Hardy said: "This was no doubt a challenging experience for the crew of the motor cruiser, but this rescue highlights the importance of ensuring and vessels taken along the coast are seaworthy.

"They should have reliable forms of communication and equipment on board. All trips should have a passage plan and that friends or family on the shore are aware of the route being taken.

"All that said, I am happy that there was a good outcome today."

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