Hartlepool lifeboat tows coble to safety.

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI volunteers were paged by Humber Coastguard at 11.00am on Saturday 29th September to assist a 32ft Coble with 2 persons on board that had suffered mechanical failure approximately 2 miles of Hartlepool.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartlepool RNLI all weather lifeboat with the coble that had suffered mechanical failure.

The all weather lifeboat launched at 11.20am and was alongside the casualty vessel at 11.30am where it was taken under tow to Kafiga Landings at the Headland arriving there at 12.25pm where the local Coastguard team assisted with mooring the vessel.

The alb returned to the Ferry Road boathouse at 12.30pm and was refuelled and made ready for service by 12.45pm.

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