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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 26 are sea going and 5 are shore crew to launch & recover the boats.
Latest launch information:
Boat(s): Mersey Date: 26/07/14 Launch time: 13:00 Recovery time: 15:50
Wind: W-2 Sea state: Slight Weather: Sunny Visibility: Good
Casualty: Yacht Location: 2nm SW of St Albans Hd    [ Click for map ]
ALB Crew: R. Aggas (Coxn), D. Turnbull, J. Mack, J. Gilmour, A. Corben, O. Clark
Details: Swanage's all weather lifeboat was requested to launch today when an 8m yacht got into difficulties off St Albans Head. Their engine had failed and with no wind to sail they were being pushed back into the rough water by the strong ebb tide. A passin......[Continue reading]
Latest photos from our archive:
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) Transferring a crewman to the stricken yacht 15nm South of Dancing Ledge  - (Click to enlarge) Towing the yacht back to Swanage after freeing it from the rope securing it to the seabed.  - (Click to enlarge)
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Latest post from our blog: Latest post from the Lifeboat week blog:
07/05/2014 - Blackmore Vale RNLI branch donate £39k to our appeal
The committee of the Blackmore Vale Branch of the RNLI visited the lifeboat station today. They very kindly came armed with a cheque for £38,978.08 which they have asked ......[Continue reading]
30/05/2014 - Lifeboat Week 2014 window stickers
Good news!This year's stickers have arrived.You can pick one up from our shop in the square or from the lifeboat station. Display them in your car/van/house/shop and help......[Continue reading]