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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): D Class Date: 31/01/16 Launch time: 12:02 Recovery time: 12:28
Wind: W-5 Sea state: Slight Weather: Overcast Visibility: Good
Casualty: Dinghy Location: Southern end of Swanage Bay   [ Click for map ]
ILB Crew: G. Steeden (Helm), O. Clark, G. Walkey
Details: The first shout of 2016 was for our inshore lifeboat. The volunteers were requested to launch following reports of a sailing dinghy in difficulties at the Southern end of Swanage Bay. The dinghy's mast had snapped and the boat had capsized as the sai......[Continue reading]
Latest photos from our archive:
Rough weather exercise in storm Frank - Copyright Julian Sawyer, Purbeck Footprints - (Click to enlarge) Rough weather exercise in storm Frank - Copyright Julian Sawyer, Purbeck Footprints - (Click to enlarge) Rough weather exercise in storm Frank - Copyright Julian Sawyer, Purbeck Footprints - (Click to enlarge) Rough weather exercise in storm Frank - Copyright Julian Sawyer, Purbeck Footprints - (Click to enlarge) Rough weather exercise in storm Frank - Copyright Julian Sawyer, Purbeck Footprints - (Click to enlarge) The Coastguard helicopter takes off heading to Poole with the ill kayaker - 18/10/15 Copyright: D. Corben - (Click to enlarge) The ill kayaker is helped in to the Coastguard helicopter for transportation on to Poole hospital - 18/10/15 Copyright: D. Corben - (Click to enlarge)
Latest post from our blog: Latest post from the Lifeboat week blog:
06/11/2015 - Boathouse update - A wet week but still good progress
The weather hasn't helped the builders this week. They were hoping to pour some concrete on Friday morning but that hasn't been possible. Despite the rain they have been ......[Continue reading]
29/09/2015 - Dates confirmed for Lifeboat Week 2016 as 12-21 August
The team behind that runs lifeboat week had their washup meeting last night and have agreed the dates for lifeboat week 2016 as 12-21 August.We're looking at a couple of ......[Continue reading]