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.

James Mack

Position :
ALB & ILB Crew

Date Joined :
March 2000

Matthew Steeden

Position :
ILB Helmsman & ALB Crew/Assistant Mech

Date Joined :
September 2000

Darren Tomes

Position :
ALB crew & ILB Helmsman

Date Joined :
January 2008

Peter Lowe

Position :
ALB Crew

Date Joined :
January 2011

Owen Davies

Position :
Probationary ALB & ILB Crew

Date Joined :
July 2012

Colin Marks

Position :
Deputy Launching Authority

Date Joined :
January 1993