Yacht towed to safety by Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crew were paged at 4.00pm on Saturday 21 April 2018 following a request from Humber Coastguard to assist a yacht with two people on board that had suffered mechanical failure in the Seaton Channel area.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat entering Hartlepool Marina with the casualty vessel.

The inshore lifeboat launched at 4.18pm and was alongside the casualty vessel at 4.25pm where an RNLI crewmember was placed aboard.

Due to a problem with the yachts steering system the vessel had to be towed stern first back to Hartlepool Marina.

The inshore lifeboat arrived at Hartlepool Marina at 6.30pm where the casualty was then placed at a pontoon.

The inshore lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station at 7.00pm and was made ready for service by 7.20pm.

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