Latest launch information:13th April 2018
Swanage’s D Class inshore lifeboat was tasked by the UK Coastguard today to assist in a search. A member of the public had spotted something in the water approx 200m East of the banjo jetty on the main beach, Swanage. They weren’t sure exactly what it was but were concerned enough to call the Coastguard on ‘999’. The local Coastguard volunteers were tasked to the area but as the visibility was decreasing the inshore lifeboat was requested to assist. The lifeboat launched and was quickly on scene. After carrying out a thorough search of the area nothing was found. Although this was a false alarm we would always recommend that you call the Coastguard on ‘999’ if you see someone in trouble or are concerned for the safety of someone or something.
- Visibility:Patchy Fog
- Sea state:Smooth
- Boat(s):D Class
- Launch time:12:10
- Recovery time:12:39
- Location:Swanage Bay
(Helm) Tom Greasty
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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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