12-33 Fisherman's Friend

Relief lifeboat

Mersey class lifeboat 12-33 Fisherman's Friend was the relief lifeboat at Skegness during 2004 while Lincolnshire Poacher underwent a refit.

Lincolnshire Poacher's return on 8 May 2004 provide a rare opportunity to see two Mersey class lifeboats on the beach at the same time, as Fisherman's Friend sat on the carriage ready to launch once Lincolnshire Poacher was recovered onto the beach.

Two Mersey class lifeboats on Skegness beach.
Two Mersey class lifeboats on Skegness beach, May 2004: Skegness lifeboat 12-008 Lincolnshire Poacher (left) and relief lifeboat 12-33 Fisherman's Friend (right). (Photo: Ben Hardaker)

List all launches for 12-33 Fisherman's Friend

Latest News

  • 23


    Early hours race to evacuate injured fisherman for Skegness RNLI volunteers.

    A six strong team of volunteers crew from the towns RNLI lifeboat were asked to assist a fisherman with a broken leg on a vessel in the lower Wash area, off the Norfolk coast. The UK Coastguard requested the launch of the ...

    Read Full Story

View All News

Latest Launches

02/11/2018 13:02

Launch Cancelled

View Launch Record

Total Launches 2019


ILB Launches 2019

Inshore Lifeboat Launches


ALB Launches 2019

All-weather Lifeboat Launches


Our website uses cookies so that you can place enquiries and we can provide a better service. Continue to use the site as normal if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.   x