Dilapidated yacht saved by Hartlepool RNLI

A dilapidated yacht has been brought back to safety by volunteers from the Hartlepool RNLI. The thirty-one-foot vessel had endured a power failure on Wednesday afternoon 6 miles from the Hartlepool, off Horden.

The crew members replied to a call from the HM Coastguard, at 5.14 pm, and they launched the station’s the station’s entire weather lifeboat Betty Huntbatch after 7 minutes. They were on the spot at 5.50 pm.

The boat, with 2 male adults on board, had sustained a battery failure, and it was unable to run the engines. Well, she had been there on the passage from River Tyne to Hartlepool and was pulled along to the safety of Kafiga Landings on the Hartlepool Fish Quay.


The lifeboat was back at the station and was all set for service at 7.15 pm. Mike Craddy, the Hartlepool RNLI operations manager, told the Croatian Yacht Charter website that their volunteer crew members train on a weekly basis to be able to respond to distress calls like this and help save lives at sea.

Meanwhile, Brazil military has stated that the Rio de Janeiro airport for inland flights will close down for few hours a day during sailing events of the Olympic Games next year in the adjacent bay. On Wednesday, Air Force spokesman Andre Ferreira Grandis said that flight ways to Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de Janeiro’s heart come low over the Guanabara Bay where sailors at the Games would compete on 8th to 18th August, requiring confinements of four to five hours daily.