Latest launch information:26th August 2021
A ‘Pan Pan’ urgency call to the UK Coastguard alerted them to a small powerboat with 6 people on board that had shut down an engine after smoke was seen coming from the engine bay. The Swanage lifeboat launched and was alongside very quickly as the casualty was just off Peveril Ledges. Five of the 6 crew were taken on board the lifeboat as a precaution and 2 crew from the lifeboat went on board to investigate. Careful investigation suggested that the engine was not on fire but had lost coolant and was overheating, but fire fighters were called to the boathouse to further check the boat over – arriving as the casualty, escorted by the lifeboat, arrived at the council jetty under its remaining functional engine. After being checked over and declared safe the skipper decided to head back to their mooring in Poole Harbour and the lifeboat escorted them to Old Harry before returning to station.
- Sea state:Smooth
- Launch time:12:43
- Recovery time:14:11
- Casualty:Motor boat
- Location:Durlston Bay
(Coxn) Gavin Steeden
ALB Shore Crew:
(Winch) Robert Aggas
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