Evening call out for Hartlepool RNLI volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI volunteers were paged at 6.55pm on Tuesday 17 July to attend a 26ft cruiser that had suffered mechanical failure two miles off Hartlepool.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew with the motor cruiser that had suffered mechanical failure.
The inshore lifeboat launched at 7.08pm and was alongside the casualty at 7.15pm where a crew member was placed aboard.

The vessel with two persons aboard was taken under tow to a berth at Hartlepool Marina. The inshore lifeboat then returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station and was refuelled and made ready for service by 8.30pm.

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