Hartlepool RNLI lifeboat assists angling boat
Hartlepool RNLI all-weather lifeboat and volunteer crew were tasked at 1.24pm on Saturday 2 September to assist a 27ft angling boat with two people on board that had suffered mechanical failure approximately five miles off Hartlepool.
The all-weather lifeboat launched at 1.38pm and was alongside the casualty vessel at 2.00pm.
The boat was towed to Hartlepool Marina arriving there at 3.15pm.
The all-weather lifeboat then returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station and was refuelled and made ready for service by 3.45pm.
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Hartlepool RNLI all-weather lifeboat and volunteer crew head out to sea to assist a sea angling boat that had suffered mechanical failure. Credit: Tom Collins/Hartlepool RNLI.
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