Short shout for Hartlepool RNLI volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI volunteers were paged at 12.06 on Sunday 30th September to assist a 27ft Angling vessel with 3 persons on board that had suffered mechanical failure a short distance from the Headland Pilot Pier at Hartlepool.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartlepool RNLI nshore lifeboat shown towing the angling boat to Kafiga Landings at Hartlepool.

The inshore lifeboat launched at 12.13 and was alongside the casualty vessel within a couple of minutes where it was taken under tow to Kafiga Landings at the Headland arriving there at 12.25pm
The inshore lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road boathouse at 12.35pm and was made ready for service by 12.45pm.

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