Late night call out for Hartlepool RNLI
Hartlepool RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were paged at 10.23pm on Tuesday 2nd August to assist an 8 metre yacht with one person on board that had suffered mechanical failure 13 miles east of Hartlepool.
The lifeboat launched at 10.40pm and was alongside the casualty at 11.20pm where the yacht was taken under tow to Kafiga Landing at Hartlepool, arriving there at 1.00am.
The Hartlepool all weather lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station and was then refuelled and made ready for service by 1.25am.
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Hartlepool RNLI all weather lifeboat departs from its berth to assist the casualty.
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Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crew members return to the boathouse in the early hours of Thursday morning after the call out to assist the yacht.
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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.
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