The Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) Cromer station received a report from the Coastguard of a wind farm support vessel in distress off the Dudgeon offshore wind farm on Saturday, February 4, at around 5 am local time.
The distress call was issued by the converted fishing boat, the Resolute, which suffered a fouled propeller.
The Cromer station launched an all weather lifeboat Lester to assist the 25-metre Resolute.
Due to bad weather conditions forecast and repairs impossible, it was agreed to tow the support vessel to the Humber, where the Humber lifeboat would meet take over.
However, during the tow north, the propeller untangled itself and the vessel no longer needed help, according to RNLI.
The Resolute serves as a guard vessel at the Dudgeon offshore wind farm.