Welcome to Swanage Lifeboats online
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 29 are sea going and 5 are shore crew to launch & recover the boats.
Latest launch information:
Boat(s): Mersey Date: 09/10/15 Launch time: 09:10 Recovery time: 12:15
Wind: NE-3 Sea state: Slight Weather: Sunny Visibility: Good
Casualty: Commercial Vessel Location: 12Nm SSE of Swanage   [ Click for map ]
ALB Crew: M. Steeden (Coxn), D. Turnbull, P. Elleray, A. Corben, J. Chadwick, S. Cox, N. Brooks
Details: Swanage's all weather lifeboat was tasked this morning to assist a 28' fishing boat that was suffering engine problems approx 12Nm SSE of Swanage. The 4 crew on the fishing boat were fine but drifting at the mercy of the tide and their overheating en......[Continue reading]
Latest photos from our archive:
Towing the fishing boat back to Swanage. Taken from Durlston by Joe Mitchell age 12. - (Click to enlarge) The inshore lifeboat moves to recover the casualty - Copyright: @NPASBournemouth - (Click to enlarge) The police helicopter illuminates the scene as the inshore lifeboat approaches the casualty - Copyright: @NPASBournemouth - (Click to enlarge) The casualty in the water as seen from the police helicopter - Copyright: @NPASBournemouth - (Click to enlarge) Passing the tow line to the yacht 'Helmi'  - (Click to enlarge) Towing the yacht 'Helmi' back to Swanage  - (Click to enlarge) 2015 Lifeboat Week sticker in the windscreen of an Airbus A380. - (Click to enlarge)
Latest post from our blog: Latest post from the Lifeboat week blog:
06/10/2015 - That's the site crane successfully installed
Sorry to those caught up in the traffic as our site crane was delivered this morning. Its now in place on the site and will be put to work very soon.The crane came in par......[Continue reading]
29/09/2015 - Dates confirmed for Lifeboat Week 2016 as 12-21 August
The team behind that runs lifeboat week had their washup meeting last night and have agreed the dates for lifeboat week 2016 as 12-21 August.We're looking at a couple of ......[Continue reading]