Both Hartlepool RNLI lifeboats launched to assist 52 foot cruiser
Following a request by Humber Coastguard both Hartlepool RNLI lifeboats with volunteer crews were launched to assist a 52 foot cruiser with 6 people on board that had suffered mechanical failure at the lock gates entrance to Hartlepool Marina at 2.15pm on Saturday 4th September.
Hartlepool RNLI Deputy Launch Authority Steve Pounder said 'Due to the casualty vessel having a mechanical problem and the windy weather conditions we decided to use the inshore lifeboat to assist the all weather lifeboat with manoeuvring the boat through the lock and into the marina.'
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.