Hartlepool RNLI all weather lifeboat escorts coble boat to safety.
Hartlepool RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were paged by Humber Coastguard at 5.50pm on Thursday 24th January to assist a 21 foot coble with one person on board that was having mechanical problems off Hartlepool.
The all weather lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station at 6.40pm and was refuelled and made ready for service by 6.50pm.
For more information please contact RNLI Volunteer Press Officer, Tom Collins on: 07896 793557.
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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.