Saturday shout for Hartlepool RNLI
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.
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’.
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.