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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 29 are sea going and 5 are shore crew to launch & recover the boats.
Latest launch information:
Boat(s): Both boats Date: 04/08/15 Launch time: 16:06 Recovery time: 17:00
Wind: SW-4 Sea state: Moderate Weather: Fine Visibility: Good
Casualty: Canoe/Kayak Location: South of Durlston Head   [ Click for map ]
ILB Crew: T. Greasty (Helm), A. Corben, B. Mack
ALB Crew: D. Turnbull (Coxn), J. Gilmour, D. Lander, D. Tomes, R. Woodford, N. Brooks
Details: Both Swanage's RNLI Lifeboats, the Coastguard helicopter and the Swanage Coastguard volunteers were called out this afternoon after a member of the public spotted 2 kayaks in difficulties to the South of Durlston Head. Both lifeboats launched with th......[Continue reading]
Latest photos from our archive:
The ILB rigging a tow to the casualty vessel aground and along side the 'Banjo Pier' - (Click to enlarge) The all weather lifeboat track to the missing yacht - 22/07/15 - (Click to enlarge) Spot the dog looking none the worse for falling from cliffs near Anvil Point - 18/07/15 - (Click to enlarge) Spot the dog being carried up the slipway after falling from cliffs near Anvil Point - 18/07/15 - (Click to enlarge) 2 crew on board the dismasted yacht - 06/07/15 - (Click to enlarge) 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)
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]
24/07/2015 - Could you sponsor a barrel of beer for Lifeboat Week?
With only 2 weeks to go to the start of Lifeboat Week 2015 we're still looking for a few more generous local businesses to sponsor a barrel of beer for our bar. By sponso......[Continue reading]