Yacht towed to Seaham Harbour by Hartlepool lifeboat.

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI volunteers were paged at 8.00pm on Saturday 24th June to assist an 11 metre yacht that had suffered mechanical failure off Seaham Harbour, County Durham.

RNLI/Jordan Craddy

The yacht under tow.
The all weather lifeboat launched at 8.10pm and was alongside the casualty vessel at 8.40pm and was then towed the short distance to Seaham Harbour where the local Coastguard team were waiting to assist.
The all weather lifeboat returned to Hartlepool and was refuelled and made ready for service by 9,45pm.
For more information contact Hartlepool RNLI press officer Tom Collins. [email protected]

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