Hartlepool RNLI all weather lifeboat launched to assist fishing boat

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Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crew were paged at 9.45am on Saturday 20th June to assist a 24 ft fishing boat with four people on board that had suffered mechanical failure 10 miles due east off Hartlepool.

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Hartlepool RNLI all weather lifeboat 'Betty Huntbatch' pictured towing the fishing boat into Hartlepool.
The all weather lifeboat launched at 10.14am and was alongside the casualty at 10.45am where the vessel was taken under tow at 10.50am to Kafiga Landings at the Headland, Hartlepool arriving there at 12.25pm where the local Coastguard team were waiting to assist.
The all weather lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station at 12.30pm where it was refuelled and made ready for service by 1.00pm
Hartlepool Rnli deputy 2nd coxswain Matt Adams said ’This is the sort of incident we train for on a regular basis and it was good to see the fishing boat brought back safely to its berth at Kafiga Landings’.
The sea state was flat with a light breeze from the West.

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