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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: 15/08/14 Launch time: 12:26 Recovery time: 13:31
Wind: N-3 Sea state: Slight Weather: Sunny Visibility: Good
Casualty: Yacht Location: 2nm SE Durlston Head   [ Click for map ]
ALB Crew: R. Aggas (Coxn), D. Turnbull, S. Williams, B. Mack, D. Bird, P. Lowe
Details: The Volunteers of Swanage Lifeboat Crew were busy building the stage, bar and marquees for the lifeboat week events when Portland Coastguard asked for the Mersey class lifeboat to assist a 27� yacht that had suffered engine failure and a ripped mains......[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)
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]
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]