Yacht towed to safety by Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crew members were paged at 3.58pm on the 14 August 2018 by Humber Coastguard to assist a 34ft yacht with 4 persons on board that had suffered mechanical failure seven miles south east of Hartlepool.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartlepool RNLI all weather lifeboat pictured with the yacht at the entrance to the Marina.
The all-weather lifeboat launched at 4.14pm and once alongside the casualty vessel it was taken under tow to Hartlepool Marina arriving their at 5.55pm.

The all-weather lifeboat then returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station at 6.20pm and was refuelled and made ready for service by 6.45pm.

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