Hartlepool RNLI assists yacht with mechanical failure

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew were tasked at 6.15am by Humber Coastguard to assist a 10 metre yacht with one person on board that had suffered mechanical failure in the nearby Victoria Dock.

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Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat alongside the yacht that had suffered mechanical failure in Victoria Dock, Hartlepool on the 4th September 2017. Pic by Tom Collins/Hartlepool RNLI

The inshore lifeboat launched at 6.31am and was alongside the vessel almost immediately where it was taken under tow to a berth at the nearby Kafiga Landings.

The inshore lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road boathouse at 7.15am and was made ready for service by 7.35am

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Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat pictured alongside the yacht that had suffered mechanical failure in Victoria Dock, Hartlepool on 4 September 2017. Credit: Tom Collins/Hartlepool RNLI

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