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Sunday afternoon call out for Hartlepool RNLI volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were paged at 5.40pm on Sunday afternoon to assist a 24ft fishing boat that had suffered mechanical failure approximately 2 miles off Crimdon, County Durham.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew towing the casualty.

The inshore lifeboat with four crew members aboard launched at 5.55pm and was alongside the casualty at 6.05pm.

The vessel with three people on board was taken under tow to Kafiga Landings at the Headland arriving there at 7.05pm.

The inshore lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station at 7.25pm and was refuelled and made ready for service by 7.50pm

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