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.

By Debra Fox
Thursday, 27 June, 2019, 18:02
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.

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

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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.”