Latest launch information:22nd May 2020
With the lockdown restrictions relaxing slightly the Swanage RNLI volunteers have now responded to their 3rd call in 5 days. The D Class Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) was launched just at lunchtime today to investigate reports of two paddle boards appearing to be in difficulties in Swanage Bay. While the weather was fine there was a strong south-westerly wind blowing, and the boards were having difficulty paddling up-wind to return to shore.
The ILB quickly found the two boards and two occupants, all were taken on board and returned to the main beach where volunteers from Swanage Coastguard were waiting to offer friendly words of advice.
Now that the situation was resolved the ILB and crew returned to the boathouse for a washdown and re-fuel, and was ready for further service at 1.20pm.
- Sea state:Slight
- Boat(s):D Class
- Launch time:12:47
- Recovery time:13:08
- Location:Swanage Bay
(Helm) Becky Mack
ILB Shore Crew:
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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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