Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat tows fishing boat to safety
Hartlepool RNLI were paged at 1.57pm on Tuesday 27th August by Humber Coastguard to assist a 19ft fishing boat with 2 people on board that had suffered mechanical failure 100 metres from the Hartlepool Marina entrance.
The inshore lifeboat 'Solihull' and volunteer crew launched at 2.08pm and were alongside the casualty a few minutes later and towed the vessel to the Marina.
The inshore lifeboat then returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station and was made ready for service by 2.45pm.
For more information please contact Tom Collins, Volunteer RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer on: 01429 266103
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.