Latest launch information:1st September 2021
Part way through their Wednesday evening training, both lifeboats were asked to assist in two separate incidents in a fresh north-easterly wind.
The first involved a small motorboat with 5 occupants that had dragged its anchor and was in danger of running aground on the beach. The D-class inshore lifeboat (ILB) towed the boat into deeper water and the Shannon class all-weather lifeboat (ALB) offered advice resulting in the boat being escorted into the shelter of Poole Harbour where the boat was able to pick up a mooring.
In the meantime, a small yacht had broken free from its mooring in Swanage Bay and was getting damaged alongside the pier. The ILB took the yacht under tow and secured it to the lifeboat mooring.
Somewhat later than their usual finishing time, both lifeboats rehoused and the volunteer crews were able to return home.
- Sea state:Moderate
- Boat(s):Both Boats
- Launch time:20:10
- Recovery time:22:30
- Location:Swanage Bay
(Helm) Dan Lander
(Coxn) Tom Greasty
ALB Shore Crew:
(Winch) Gary Buglass
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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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