Late night call out for Hartlepool RNLI
Hartlepool RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were paged at 10.23pm on Tuesday 2nd August to assist an 8 metre yacht with one person on board that had suffered mechanical failure 13 miles east of Hartlepool.
The lifeboat launched at 10.40pm and was alongside the casualty at 11.20pm where the yacht was taken under tow to Kafiga Landing at Hartlepool, arriving there at 1.00am.
The Hartlepool all weather lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station and was then refuelled and made ready for service by 1.25am.
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Hartlepool RNLI all weather lifeboat departs from its berth to assist the casualty.
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Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crew members return to the boathouse in the early hours of Thursday morning after the call out to assist the yacht.
RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Tom Collins, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07896 793557
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.