Hartlepool RNLI lifeboat assists angling boat.

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crew were paged at 1.32pm on Monday 7 August to assist a 39ft angling boat that had suffered mechanical failure approximately 11.5 miles off Hartlepool with seven people on board.

The RNLI all weather lifeboat launched at 1.48pm and was alongside the vessel by 2.20pm.

The angling boat was then taken under tow to Hartlepool Marina arriving their at 4.08pm where the lifeboat left the boat at a mooring in the marina and then returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station where it was refuelled and made ready for service by 4.40pm.

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