Four persons rescued by Hartlepool RNLI volunteers.

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI were tasked at 9.49pm by Humber Coastguard to assist a small 3 metre boat that had suffered mechanical failure near Steetley Pier, Hartlepool.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew heading out to sea on Monday evening to assist a boat that had suffered mechanical failure near Steetley Pier, Hartlepool. Pic by Tom Collins

The inshore lifeboat launched at 10.00pm and was on scene with the casualty vessel a few minutes later.

The small boat with four people on board was escorted to the beach near Parton Rocks at the Headland where the occupants of the boat were placed ashore and met by the local Coastguard team.

Lifeboat operations manager Chris Hornsey said ‘Once again a rapid response from our volunteer crew members brought the incident to a safe conclusion’.

The inshore lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station at 10.30 and was refuelled and made ready for service by 10.45pm

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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 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.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or or by email.

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