Saturday shout for Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI was paged by Humber Coastguard at 11.09am on Saturday 29th June to assist a 21ft boat that had suffered mechanical failure off the Heugh breakwater.

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Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat pictured at sea.(file pic)

The inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew launched at 11.23am and were alongside the casualty vessel within a few minutes.

The boat with 3 people on board was towed the short distance to Hartlepool Marina arriving there at 11.45am.

The inshore lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station at 11.55am and was refuelled and made ready for service by 12.20pm

Hartlepool RNLI Lifeboat Operations manager Chris Hornsey said ‘This was a straight forward tow job which the volunteer crew train for on a regular basis’.

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