Latest launch information:5th September 2017
The Swanage lifeboat volunteers were paged this afternoon when a 27’ motor boat with 4 POB radioed UK Coastguard requesting assistance. The boat’s engine was overheating and they were being taken West from their position 2Nm South of Durlston Head by the strong ebb tide. The lifeboat launched and caught up with the vessel South of Winspit. A crewmember was put aboard to assess the situation on board. The 4 POB were all fine so the boat was taken in tow before it drifted in to the rougher water off St Albans Head. Good speed was made back to the RNLI mooring in Swanage Bay where the boat was secured so the owner could arrang for Sea Start to come and investigate the overheating problem. The lifeboat was then released to return to station.
- Sea state:Moderate
- Launch time:13:04
- Recovery time:14:54
- Casualty:Motor boat
- Location:2Nm South of Durlston Head
(Coxn) Dave Turnbull
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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 relies on voluntary contributions from the public to keep its lifeboats at sea. At Swanage we have two lifeboats, an All Weather ‘Shannon’ class lifeboat and a ‘D-Class’ inshore lifeboat. We have a volunteer crew comprising 30 sea going crew and four shore crew who launch and recover the boats.
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