Latest launch information:10th November 2018
Swanage’s all-weather lifeboat, the Shannon class ‘George Thomas Lacy’, was requested to launch by the UK Coastguard after they received a ‘man overboard’ distress call.
The volunteer crew prepared the boat for an immediate launch and began the process of plotting a course to the reported incident position, 24 nautical miles southwest.
As the lifeboat was about to launch a further call was received from the UK Coastguard reporting that the man overboard had been recovered by the fishing vessel he had fallen from, so the crew were able to return the lifeboat to the boathouse without getting wet.
- Sea state:Rough
- Launch time:14:57
- Recovery time:14:57
- Casualty:Commercial Vessel
- Location:24nm SW of 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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