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 26 are sea going and 5 are shore crew to launch & recover the boats.
Latest launch information:
Boat(s): Both boats Date: 28/09/14 Launch time: 15:31 Recovery time: 16:26
Wind: SW-1 Sea state: Slight Weather: Fine Visibility: Good
Casualty: Diver/Dive boat Location: West of Durlston Point   [ Click for map ]
ILB Crew: J. Deas (Helm), D. Tomes, B. Jones, N. Brooks
ALB Crew: M. Steeden (Coxn), P. Elleray, S. Williams, J. Chadwick, O. Clark, P. Lowe, G. Steeden
Details: Both of Swanage's lifeboats were again in action this afternoon when a dive boat, 'Venture Diver' , reported (via another RIB, 'Puddleduck') that they had an overdue diver who had been in the water for over 60mins having started a drift dive at Pever......[Continue reading]
Latest photos from our archive:
View of the Navigator's screen having recovered a missing diver. The lifeboat's track is seen as a blue line. The diver start point and search datum, along with the estimated and actyual positions of the diver are seen as red crosses - (Click to enlarge) The ILB tows the capsized boat back through the tidal race at Peveril Point. - (Click to enlarge) Handing the casualty vessel over to our colleagues from Poole Lifeboat for the onward trip into Poole Harbour - 16/07/14 - (Click to enlarge) The Coastguard Helicopter hovers in preparation for landing on Dancing Ledge. - (Click to enlarge) The inshore lifeboat transfers equipment to the crew ashore with the casualty. - (Click to enlarge) Maid of the Harbour being attended by Dorset Fire and Rescue with suspected engine room fire.  Both Swanage Lifeboats in attendance - (Click to enlarge) Seastart take over the tow and continue on to Poole  - (Click to enlarge)
Latest post from our blog: Latest post from the Lifeboat week blog:
10/09/2014 - Costcutter donates over £2,000 to the Swanage Lifeboat Boathouse Appeal
A special scheme run through one of Costcutter’s suppliers, Nisa, enabled a percentage of profit on certain products sold through the Swanage shop to be collected for don......[Continue reading]
20/08/2014 - 5K 'Lighthouse Loop' fun run 2014 results
Many thanks for all those who entered our 5k fun run to the lighthouse and back.The prize winners were as follows:Overall winner = Simon CrabtreeMens over 50 = Hamish Mur......[Continue reading]