Boat escorted to safety by Hartlepool RNLI all weather lifeboat

Lifeguards News Release

Humber Coastguard requested Hartlepool RNLI at 10.26am 11 August to assist a 27ft fishing boat with five people on board that had suffered mechanical failure five miles east of Hartlepool.

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Hartlepool RNLI all weather lifeboat escorting the vessel back to Hartlepool.
The all weather lifeboat with volunteer crew launched at 10.42am and was alongside the fishing boat that had restarted its engine at 10.58am. The vessel was escorted back to Kafiga Landings at the Headland arriving at 11.25am. The all weather lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station at 11.35am to be refuelled and was ready for service by 11.55am.

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