Hartlepool Rnli volunteers River Tees rescue.

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool Rnli lifeboat crew were paged at 1.35pm by Humber Coastguard to assist a 17ft boat with two people on board that had suffered mechanical failure near the Redcar Ore Terminal on the River Tees.

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Hartlepool Rnli inshore lifeboat 'Solihull' and volunteer crew pictured at the Tees Barrage.
Hartlepool ilb 'Solihull' and volunteer crew launched at 1.41pm and were alongside the casualty vessel at 1.56pm where it was towed upriver to a slipway at the Tees Barrage.
The inshore lifeboat returned the Ferry Road lifeboat station at 4.30pm and was refuelled and made ready for service by 4.45pm
Ilb Helm Mark Barker said ‘This was a straight forward tow job up the River Tees which is something we train for on a regular basis and we were glad to assist the two people on the boat'.

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