Hartlepool RNLI lifeboat launched to assist vessel with mechanical failure.

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew were tasked by Humber Coastguard at 09.00am on Wednesday 8 November to assist a 24ft angling boat that had suffered mechanical failure near Steetley pier, Hartlepool.

Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat. File pic

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat. File pic

The inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew launched at 9.15am and were alongside the boat that had two people on board a few minutes later.

The angling boat was towed to Hartlepool Marina then the inshore lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station and was made ready for service by 10.15am

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