The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. Saving lives in Swanage since 1875.


Our webcam updates regularly, click below to see how Swanage bay looks today.

The countdown has begun for Lifeboat week 2016.

Keep an eye on the Lifeboat week blog to find out more . . . .

Check out our statistics

Our statistics and map pages record all our launches for the year

Statistics Map

Saving lives since

Lives saved to date

Rescues in 2015

Volunteer crew

Meet the crew

Our crew are come from all walks of life.

We currently have 30 sea going and 4 shore based volunteers. Here's a random selection, click the button below to see them all.

Capt Neil Hardy MBE

Position :
Lifeboat Operations Manager

Date Joined :
January 1989

Anthony Corben

Position :
ALB & ILB Crew

Date Joined :
January 2006

Dave Corben

Position :
Deputy Launching Authority

Date Joined :
August 1970

John Deas

Position :
ILB Helmsman & ALB Navigator/Assistant Mech

Date Joined :
June 2004

Dave Turnbull

Position :
Station Coxswain/Mechanic

Date Joined :
December 1992

Oliver Clark

Position :
ALB & ILB Crew + ILB Mechanic

Date Joined :
June 2006