Fisherman rescued by Hartlepool lifeboat after spending nine hours adrift at sea

Hartlepool lifeboat

Hartlepool lifeboat

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Two fisherman have been rescued by Hartlepool’s lifeboat service after spending nine hours stranded at sea when their boat sank.

They had been fishing east of Hartlepool when their vessel, the town-based Stella Maris, appeared to hit a submerged object at 9.30am on Monday and sank so quickly that they were unable to make a distress call.

Luckily, they were plucked from the sea 12 nautical miles off the coast at 4.40pm, by the Dutch yacht Jager which came across the fishermen in their liferaft. They took the two men on board and contacted Humber Coastguard.


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