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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): Both boats Date: 21/06/15 Launch time: 13:50 Recovery time: 16:00
Wind: SW-4 Sea state: Moderate Weather: Sunny Visibility: Good
Casualty: Climber Location: Anvil Point   [ Click for map ]
ILB Crew: Mt. Steeden (Helm), J. Chadwick, B. Mack, D. Tomes
ALB Crew: C. Marks, S. Williams, G. Steeden (Coxn), J. Deas, A. Corben, O. Clark
Details: Both Swanage Lifeboats were requested to launch following a report that a climber had sustained an injury at a the 'Subluminal' climbing area close to Anvil Point lighthouse. Both lifeboats made best speed to the area, at the same time that Swanag......[Continue reading]
Latest photos from our archive:
The casualty vessel heading back to Poole Harbour using its one remaining working engine after a suspected engine fire - 23/05/15 - (Click to enlarge) View from the casualty vessel being towed back to Swanage. - (Click to enlarge) The ILB and the casualty vessel secured to Swanage Pier - 28/04/15 - (Click to enlarge) The ILB about to launch on service - 28/04/14 - (Click to enlarge) 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)
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]
02/06/2015 - 2015 window stickers
Good news! The 2015 car window stickers have arrived.Pick one up from the Lifeboat Shop and Corbens Estate Agents then display it in your car, van, bus, train, taxi, plan......[Continue reading]