Coastguard teams called after boat gets stuck under bridge in Somerleyton

PUBLISHED: 10:31 20 July 2015 | UPDATED: 10:31 20 July 2015

HM Coastguard Lowestoft

HM Coastguard Lowestoft


The Lowestoft and Southwold coastguard teams were called to a boat that had suffered engine failure and got stuck under a bridge in Somerleyton.

The callout, at 9.10pm yesterday evening (Sunday), saw seven coastguard officers attend.

A spokesman said: “Lowestoft and Southwold teams tasked by Humber CGOC to report of a boat who had lost his engine and steering and became stuck under the bridge at Somerleyton.

“On arrival the vessel had managed to free itself and been towed to the Somerleyton free moorings. The crew were located and given words of advice and all units stood down.”

A team were also sent to Southwold last Thursday, July 16 after a smell of diesel was reportedly coming from offshore.

Four coastguard officers attended, who had to briefly leave their duties at the Lowestoft Summer Festival, to investigate.

After the call at 1.30pm, nothing was found and the team returned to the festival.

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