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: 14/10/14 Launch time: 12:32 Recovery time: 13:09
Wind: W-3 Sea state: Slight Weather: Fine Visibility: Good
Casualty: Rambler/Walker Location: Winspit   [ Click for map ]
ILB Crew: G. Steeden (Helm), D. Lander, D. Tomes
ALB Crew: M. Steeden (Coxn), D. Turnbull, P. Elleray, A. Corben, R. Woodford
Details: Both Swanage Lifeboats were tasked on the afternoon of 14 Oct to assist in the recovery of a person that had been reported as falling from the cliffs near Winspit. The Coastguard helicopter had also been tasked along with the volunteers from St Alban......[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:
16/10/2014 - South West Trains present a cheque for £1,000 to Swanage RNLI
On Saturday, 11th October a South West train made the trip from London Waterloo to Swanage full of passengers eager to travel along this picturesque section of track whic......[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]