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Hartlepool lifeboat called out to assist yacht with mechanical problem.

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crew members were paged at 5.25pm on the 2nd August 2017 to assist a yacht off Hartlepool that had suffered mechanical failure.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartlepool RNLI all weather lifeboat pictured at sea on Tuesday 2nd August. Pic by Malcolm Cook.

The all weather lifeboat launched at 6.40pm but was stood down by Humber Coastguard 10 minutes later when the mechanical problem with the yacht had been rectified.

The all weather lifeboat and volunteer crew returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station at 7.05pm and was made ready for service by 7.15pm

Pic caption: Hartlepool RNLI all weather lifeboat pictured at sea on Tuesday 2nd August. Pic by Malcolm Cook.

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