Boat escorted to safety by Hartlepool RNL
Hartlepool RNLI volunteers were paged at 2.30pm by Humber Coastguard on Monday 26th October 2020 to assist a 70ft Dutch Iron gaff rigged cutter barge with two people on board that was encountering mechanical issues off Redcar.
Members of the local Hartlepool Coastguard team were also present at the Fish Quay to offer support.
The all weather lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road boathouse at 5.00pm where it was refuelled and made ready for service by 5,30pm.
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.