Mar 25


Byline: The national chairman of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute, Mr Charles Hunter-Pease, stopped off at Hartlepool RNLI lifeboat station as part of his visits to RNLI lifeboat stations between Hartlepool and the Humber.
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Mr Hunter-Pease met volunteers from Hartlepool RNLI’s Management Committee, the fundraising Enterprise Branch, and volunteer crewmembers. Mr Hunter-Pease spoke for about an hour about the RNLI and answered questions from the volunteers.
He asked the volunteer crewmembers about the new Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat that had come on service on Saturday (21 March 2015) and was pleased to hear good reports of her performance. Mr Hunter-Pease congratulated and thanked the crew for their good work on the recent rescue of a fisherman in the water near to South Gare, three hours after the lifeboat came on service.

Mike Craddy, Hartlepool RNLI Operations Manager, said ‘We were very pleased to welcome Charles to Hartlepool lifeboat station and proud to show him round the station and the lifeboats and he said he was pleased to meet so many of our volunteers.’

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1 Hartlepool RNLI Operations Manager, Mike Craddy, welcomes RNLI Chairman, Charles Hunter-Pease .

Left to right   Hartlepool RNLI Coxwain, Robbie Maiden. Hartlepool RNLI Operations Manager, Mike Craddy. RNLI Chairman, Charles Hunter-Pease. Hartlepool RNLI Mechanic, Gary Waugh and Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crewmember, Liam Dunnett.

•  Hartlepool lifeboat station has been operating since 1803. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to

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