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Swanage Lifeboat Station is one of over 230 RNLI lifeboat stations around the coast of the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The RNLI is a charity and relys on voluntary contributions from the public to keep its lifeboats at sea. At Swanage we have 2 lifeboats, an All Weather 'Mersey' class and a 'D-Class' inshore lifeboat. We have a volunteer crew of which 26 are sea going and 5 are shore crew to launch & recover the boats.
Latest launch information:
Boat(s): Mersey Date: 23/05/15 Launch time: 13:05 Recovery time: 14:55
Wind: W-2 Sea state: Smooth Weather: Sunny Visibility: Good
Casualty: Motor boat Location: Bar buoy   [ Click for map ]
ALB Crew: R. Aggas (Coxn), D. Turnbull, S. Williams, J. Gilmour, G. Steeden, N. Brooks
Details: Swanage's All Weather Lifeboat was in action again today when a 31' motorboat broadcast a 'Pan Pan' when they suffered from what they thought was an engine fire. Lots of smoke was coming from the engine compartment and they requested immediate assist......[Continue reading]
Photo(s):
Latest photos from our archive:
The casualty vessel heading back to Poole Harbour using its one remaining working engine after a suspected engine fire - 23/05/15 - (Click to enlarge) View from the casualty vessel being towed back to Swanage. - (Click to enlarge) The ILB and the casualty vessel secured to Swanage Pier - 28/04/15 - (Click to enlarge) The ILB about to launch on service - 28/04/14 - (Click to enlarge) View of the Navigator's screen having recovered a missing diver. The lifeboat's track is seen as a blue line. The diver start point and search datum, along with the estimated and actyual positions of the diver are seen as red crosses - (Click to enlarge) The ILB tows the capsized boat back through the tidal race at Peveril Point. - (Click to enlarge) Handing the casualty vessel over to our colleagues from Poole Lifeboat for the onward trip into Poole Harbour - 16/07/14 - (Click to enlarge)
Latest post from our blog: Latest post from the Lifeboat week blog:
24/04/2015 - Progress update
Sorry for the lack of updates lately but there hasn't really been much to see and post about. A lot of work has been going on in the ground getting things to the correct ......[Continue reading]
20/08/2014 - 5K 'Lighthouse Loop' fun run 2014 results
Many thanks for all those who entered our 5k fun run to the lighthouse and back.The prize winners were as follows:Overall winner = Simon CrabtreeMens over 50 = Hamish Mur......[Continue reading]