Latest launch information:6th May 2018
Solent Coastguard requested the launch of the Swanage inshore lifeboat (ILB) to assist a 4.6m boat with 4 persons on board that could not start their engine. They gave their position as being to the north of Old Harry Rocks, just inside Studland Bay.
The ILB launched and quickly located the casualty. A crew member inspected the engine and found a loose wire. Once this had been re-secured the engine was able to be restarted. At 1824hrs the ILB escorted the casualty to the Sandbanks chain ferry. At 1833hrs the ILB left the casualty to make its own way into Poole harbour and returned to station arriving back at station at1850hrs.
- Sea state:Smooth
- Boat(s):D Class
- Launch time:18:11
- Recovery time:18:50
- Casualty:Motor boat
- Location:Old Harry
(Helm) Gavin Steeden
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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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