Hartlepool lifeboat called to aid of cruiser after vessel's 'mechanical failure'

Volunteers from Hartlepool RNLI were called to assist a 14-metre cruiser which had suffered mechanical problems off the coast at Redcar.

Thursday, 27th June 2019, 18:02 pm
Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew pictured with the motor cruiser at Hartlepool Marina at 12.45am on Tuesday, June 25. Picture: RNLI/Tom Collins.

The all-weather lifeboat launched shortly after 11pm on Monday, June 25 to take over the tow from Redcar RNLI.

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The vessel, which had two people on board, was taken towards Hartlepool, where it was picked up by Hartlepool RNLI’s inshore lifeboat

Both Hartlepool RNLI lifeboats were re-fuelled and made ready for service by 1.30am after the cruiser was passed to the local coastguard.

Hartlepool RNLI lifeboat operations manager Chris Hornsey said: “This was second our second shout in two days and once again the dedication from our volunteer crew is amazing.”