Motor cruiser towed to safety by Hartlepool RNLI


Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI volunteers have been paged at 11.38am on Tuesday 14th June by Humber Coastguard to assist a 45ft motor cruiser with two individuals on board that had endured mechanical failure roughly 15 miles off Hartlepool.

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Hartlepool RNLI all temperature lifeboat pictured towing the motor cruiser into Hartlepool Marina.


The all temperature lifeboat ‘Betty Huntbatch’ and volunteer crew released at 11.55am and have been alongside the casualty vessel at 12.40pm in which a towline was attached and the vessel towed again to Hartlepool Marina.

The all weather conditions lifeboat then returned to the Ferry Street lifeboat station and was refuelled and created all set for assistance at 4.00pm.

Deputy launch authority Steve Pounder stated “This was a easy tow occupation for the volunteer crew and it was superior to see the motor cruiser introduced back safely and securely to Hartlepool Marina in which the regional Coastguard crew were being ready to support us.

The sea state was described as tranquil with a north westerly 5 knot wind.

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