Latest launch information:30th April 2019
Swanage’s all weather lifeboat was requested to launch just before midday today. A 38’ motor boat with 2 POB had broadcast a “Pan Pan” urgency message when both the boat’s engines failed in Studland Bay. The onshore wind and ebbing tide meant that the boat was being pushed closer to the shore and they were in need of assistance. The lifeboat launched and was alongside the casualty vessel 10 minutes later. Two crew members were put aboard and after confirming that all was OK on board the boat was taken in tow to Poole. The boat’s skipper arranged for a berth in Poole Quay boat haven and an hour or so later the boat was back safely alongside in Poole. The lifeboat was then released to return to Swanage where she was rehoused and made ready for service.
- Sea state:Slight
- Launch time:12:12
- Recovery time:14:20
- Casualty:Motor boat
- Location:Studland Bay
(Coxn) Dave Turnbull
ALB Shore Crew:
(Winch) Paul Bedford
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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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