Hartlepool RNLI assist rowing boat
Hartlepool Rnli volunteers were paged at 7.56am on Thursday the 27th August to assist a 17ft covered rowing boat with two people on board on board that had fouled its rudder near Steetley pier, Hartlepool.
The sea state was slight with good visibility.
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