Latest launch information:28th March 2021
As the clocks were jumping forwards to meet British Summer Time, the Swanage volunteer crew were summoned from their beds to assist the crew of an 11m yacht that was drifting without power 11nm south of Swanage.
About 45 minutes later the yacht was found about 7nm south-east of Anvil Point drifting in choppy seas. A tow was connected and a route to the safety of Poole harbour was plotted.
The tow was steady in the conditions and the lifeboat and casualty yacht approached Poole Quay Boat Haven at 6.00am. The yacht was secured, and the Shannon class lifeboat returned to Swanage to be re-housed and re-fuelled. The volunteer crew returned home shortly after 7.00am.
- Sea state:Moderate
- Launch time:02:19
- Recovery time:07:04
- Location:7nm SE Anvil Point
(Coxn) Gavin Steeden
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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