Hartlepool RNLI volunteers respond to Mayday call out on Father's Day

Hartlepool RNLI was called out yesterday morning after a fishing boat issued a Mayday call.

Sunday, 16th June 2019, 10:32 am
Updated Sunday, 16th June 2019, 1:56 pm
RNLI/Tom Collins
RNLI/Tom Collins

Humber Coastguard requested Hartlepool RNLI to launch at 8.10am on Sunday, to attend the vessel which had two people on board.

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It had lost engine power near Hartlepool Marina and was in danger of drifting on to rocks.

The inshore lifeboat with four volunteer crew members on board launched at 8.30am but in the meantime the casualty vessel had managed to return to the marina after restarting an engine.

Hartlepool RNLI lifeboats operations manager Chris Hornsey said: “Fortunately the incident was over quickly and our volunteer crew members were able to go home and hopefully enjoy a peaceful Father’s Day.”