Lifeboats hit by escalating erosion

In the past few weeks a twenty five mile stretch of the Norfolk and Suffolk coastline has had up to five metres of sand stripped off the beach and has lost over ten metres of dune protection, due to huge waves created by a sustained north easterly gale, taking the sand back to the chasms in offshore areas depleted by continuous dredging.

As well as putting some twenty coastal bungalows on the edge of the huge cut, lifeboat launches are imperilled as their access to the sea is blocked

Hemsby Inshore Lifeboat Station

Hemsby Inshore Lifeboat Station

Above is what remains of the Hemsby Inshore Lifeboat Station, which was formed of stable railway sleepers and well protected by huge concrete blocks.

Caister-on-Sea lifeboat shed

Caister-on-Sea lifeboat shed

Above is the Caister-on-Sea lifeboat shed showing a sheer 2 metre drop where once was a gentle launching slope.


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