Mothers Day call out for Hartlepool RNLI volunteers.
A 19.5 metre fishing boat that had suffered mechanical failure off the Hartlepool piers was towed to safety on Sunday evening by the Hartlepool RNLI all weather lifeboat 'Betty Huntbatch'.
The all weather lifeboat was alongside the vessel at 8.45pm where it was then towed the short distance to the nearby fish quay where it was met at 9.05pm by a local Coastguard team who assisted with mooring the vessel.
The RNLI all weather boat returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station at 9.30.pm where it was made ready for its next service by the crew.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.