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: 27/02/15 Launch time: 13:33 Recovery time: 14:19
Wind: SW-3 Sea state: Slight Weather: Sunny Visibility: Good
Casualty: Rambler/Walker Location: Old Harry Rocks   [ Click for map ]
ILB Crew: G. Steeden (Helm), D. Lander, B. Mack, D. Tomes
ALB Crew: M. Steeden (Coxn), D. Turnbull, P. Elleray, J. Chadwick, A. Lyons, G. Walkey, R. Woodford
Details: The first shout of 2015 and the first from our temporary boathouse saw both boats being launched to assist in the recovery of a person reported to have fallen from the cliffs near Old Harry Rocks. The Inshore Lifeboat was launched first followed by t......[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:
01/03/2015 - Our annual meeting & Fundraiser's AGM - 1930 Tues 3 March, The Pines Hotel
Tuesday 3rd March is the date for this year's annual meeting. As it has been in the last few years it will be held at The Pines Hotel, Swanage at 7.30pm. You will be able......[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]