Latest launch information:11th September 2021
The UK Coastguard received several 999 calls for two jetskis not making way through the tide at Anvil and requested the assistance of the Swanage D-class inshore lifeboat (ILB).
The ILB launched and found the jetskis had made some progress and were now at Peveril Ledge. There were actually 3 jetskis, with one unoccupied and being towed by one of the others.
Having broken through the strong ebb tides at Anvil point and Peveril Ledge, the jetskis were making good progress towards Poole, their intended destination.
After a quick welfare check the ILB was happy that there was no distress situation and returned to This year, Swanage’s lifeboats have responded to 15 incidents together. The Shannon class all-weather lifeboat has launched to 13 incidents.
The D class inshore lifeboat has also launched to 8 other services. This gives a total of 36 incidents responded to, so far, this year station.
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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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