Hartlepool RNLI lifeboat tows boat to safety

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI volunteers were paged at 6.52pm on Saturday 22nd September to assist a 16ft boat with three persons on board that had suffered mechanical failure at the entrance to Hartlepool Marina.

RNLI/Tom Collins

FILE PIC: Hartlepool RNLI Inshore lifeboat pictured at sea recently.
The inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew launched at 7.05pm and were alongside the casualty within a few minutes where the vessel was taken under tow to a berth in the marina.
The inshore lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station at 7.50pm and was made ready for service by 8.10pm

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