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): Mersey Date: 07/04/14 Launch time: 20:38 Recovery time: 21:45
Wind: SW-4 Sea state: Slight Weather: Overcast Visibility: Good
Casualty: Commercial Vessel Location: 3Nm East of Swanage   [ Click for map ]
ALB Crew: M. Steeden (Coxn), D. Turnbull, C. Marks, T. Greasty, J. Gilmour, G. Steeden, Mt. Steeden
Details: The volunteers at Swanage Lifeboat Station were in action tonight when they were paged to assist a 26' fishing boat with a fouled propellor 3Nm East of Swanage. The all weather lifeboat launched and was alongside the casualty 15 minutes later. The sk......[Continue reading]
Latest photos from our archive:
The lifeboat station from the air - Copyright @NPAS_Winfrith - (Click to enlarge) Both Swanage Lifeboats stand by off the cliffs near Anvil Point as the Coastguard attempt to reach the trapped woman - 02/11/13 - (Click to enlarge) Relief lifeboat 'Mary Margaret' crossing Durlston Bay on exercise - Copyright: Julian Sawyer - (Click to enlarge) The ILB crew help the fallen climber down the cliff. - (Click to enlarge) With the boat now in deeper water the towline was released and the lifeboat escorted it to Poole. - (Click to enlarge) With the 2 people now safely aboard the lifeboat their boat was safely towed into deeper water. - (Click to enlarge) The lifeboats approach the casualty, the visibility was very poor. - (Click to enlarge)
Latest post from our blog: Latest post from the Lifeboat week blog:
02/04/2014 - Golfers look set to tee off in aid of the RNLI
Golfers enjoying a three day golf tournament which takes place on three different golf courses along Dorset’s Jurassic Coast in September 2014 will be raising vital funds......[Continue reading]
07/10/2013 - Local resident wins our Grand Draw
Local resident Clive Townley was the lucky winner of the top prize in the Swanage RNLI Lifeboat Week Grand Draw.Clive was presented with the original artwork at the Swana......[Continue reading]