Latest launch information:14th September 2018
While escorting the yacht from the previous incident in to Swanage Bay, a Mayday call was received by the UK Coastguard from a dive boat declaring two divers significantly overdue. Both of the Weymouth lifeboats and a rescue helicopter were tasked, along with the Swanage Lifeboat. The volunteer crew plotted a course to the location of the Mayday distress call, south of Durdle Door, and made best speed. As the ALB was rounding St Albans Head, Weymouth inshore lifeboat reported having found both divers safe and well and therefore Swanage lifeboat was released to return to station. Entering Swanage Bay the lifeboat met with the inshore lifeboat as they finished securing the ‘Vigilanter’ (from the previous incident) to the lifeboat mooring and with both situations resolved the they returned to station, reaching their slipways at 1950hrs.
- Sea state:Moderate
- Launch time:19:05
- Recovery time:19:50
- Casualty:Diver/Dive boat
- Location:Durdle Door
(Coxn) Dave Turnbull
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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