RNLI rescue off Hartlepool coast as boat breaks down with four people on board
A fishing boat with four people on board was brought to safety after it broke down near the Hartlepool coast.
Hartlepool RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew members were paged at 10.50am on Saturday, March 13 after a fishing boat with four people on board got stuck at sea.
The eight-metre vessel suffered a mechanical failure four miles north east of Hartlepool and had to be towed to safety.
Hartlepool RNLI Coxswain Robbie Maiden said: “Despite the windy conditions it was a straightforward tow job, which the crew train for on a regular basis.
“It was good to bring the fishing boat and its occupants safely back to Hartlepool.”
A tow line was attached and the vessel was towed to Kafiga Landings at the Headland, where a local Coastguard team were waiting to assist.
Hartlepool has experienced a spate of windy weather in recent days. Met Office forecast for the week ahead predicts a brighter start with a drop in wind and a few showers.