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Hartlepool RNLI assist rowing boat

Lifeboats News Release

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.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat 'Solihull' pictured at sea recently.
The charity's Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat 'Solihull' launched at 8.08am and was alongside the casualty vessel at 8.23am where it was then towed to Hartlepool Marina where the members of the local local Coastguard team were waiting to assist.
The inshore lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station at 9.35am and was refuelled and made ready for service by 10.00am.
The sea state was slight with good visibility.

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