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: 19/08/15 Launch time: 11:12 Recovery time: 12:30
Wind: SW-4 Sea state: Slight Weather: Raining Visibility: Good
Casualty: Yacht Location: 3Nm East of Swanage   [ Click for map ]
ALB Crew: D. Turnbull (Coxn), G. Steeden, A. Corben, A. Lyons, D. Tomes, O. Davies
Details: The busy spell for the Swanage RNLI volunteers continued today when they were called out to assist a 48' yacht with rigging, engine and electrical failure 3Nm East of Swanage. The yacht's main mast had lost a spreader meaning that only the jib could ......[Continue reading]
Latest photos from our archive:
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) Two walkers and three Coastguards being transferred ashore from the ALB after being picked up from St Albans Head - (Click to enlarge) 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)
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]
21/08/2015 - 5k fun run 2015 results
Here are the results from this year's 5K 'Lighthouse loop' fun run.Many thanks to all who took part.......[Continue reading]