Hartlepool RNLI launch to assist boat near Steetley pier

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI volunteers were paged at 10.54am on Wednesday 8th July to assist 3 people on board a three metre vessel that had suffered mechanical failure north of Steetley pier.

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Hartlepool RNLI all weather lifeboat 'Betty Huntbatch' pictured towing the casualty vessel back to Hartlepool lifeboat station.

The all weather lifeboat launched at 11.10am and was alongside the casualty vessel a short time later where it was taken under tow to the Ferry Road lifeboat station to be transferred to a trailer on a nearby slipway. The all weather lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 12.30pm.

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