Hartlepool RNLI assists yacht with mechanical failure
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.
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
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.