Latest launch information:13th September 2020
Swanage’s all weather lifeboat (ALB) was tasked on Sunday evening to assist Weymouth lifeboat with the recovery of a fishing boat 2Nm SE of Portland Bill. The ALB launched and arrived on scene 40 minutes later. Two crew members were put aboard to assess the boat and formulate a plan to recover it. The fishing boat’s nets were lowered, cut and buoyed allowing the boat to move freely. The boat was then motored to Weymouth harbour where it was put in to its berth. The Swanage volunteers were then free to return to Swanage arriving on their slipway just after 3am.
- Sea state:Slight
- Launch time:22:29
- Recovery time:03:11
- Casualty:Commercial Vessel
- Location:2Nm SE of Portland Bill
(Coxn) Robert Aggas
ALB 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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