Coble towed to safety by Hartlepool RNLI
Hartlepool RNLI volunteers were paged at 3.00pm on Wednesday 10th June to assist a 30ft coble with three people on board that had suffered mechanical failure 2 miles off the Heugh breakwater.
The sea state was described as slight with a 1 metre swell.
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