Latest launch information:17th June 2020
The Swanage volunteer lifeboat crew were alerted by the UK Coastguard to a small fishing boat with two persons on board. The vessel had engine failure and was drifting somewhere off Anvil Point.
The inshore lifeboat (ILB) was launched, rounded Durlston Head and began searching for the casualty. The boat had drifted more than a mile towards St Albans Head and was found and taken under tow a short time later.
The ILB towed the boat back to Swanage, returning at around 2.00pm.
- Sea state:Slight
- Boat(s):D Class
- Launch time:12:03
- Recovery time:14:11
- Casualty:Motor boat
- Location:SE of St Albans Head
(Helm) Matthew Steeden
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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