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: 21/03/15 Launch time: 18:31 Recovery time: 19:02
Wind: N-3 Sea state: Slight Weather: Overcast Visibility: Good
Casualty: Missing person Location: Between Ballard and Old Harry   [ Click for map ]
ILB Crew: T. Greasty (Helm), J. Chadwick, D. Tomes, D. Bird
ALB Crew: M. Steeden (Coxn), R. Aggas, D. Turnbull, J. Gilmour, A. Lyons, R. Woodford, N. Brooks
Details: Both of Swanage's RNLI Lifeboats were requested to launch this evening when Solent Coastguard received a call from Dorset Police. The police had taken a phone call from 4 people cut off by the rising tide. They spoke very little English and weren't s......[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:
24/04/2015 - Progress update
Sorry for the lack of updates lately but there hasn't really been much to see and post about. A lot of work has been going on in the ground getting things to the correct ......[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]