Latest launch information:10th December 2018
The Swanage lifeboat was launched to find and assist a small fishing boat 6nm east of Portland after they reported seeing what appeared to be a person in the water. The UK Coastguard helicopter ‘Rescue 175’ was also tasked and confirmed the sighting.
The lifeboat made good speed to the area and recovered the casualty from the water before making their way to Portland Port, where the casualty was transferred.
The Swanage lifeboat returned to sea to perform further searches, assisted by Weymouth inshore lifeboat and the UK coastguard fixed-wing aircraft, to check for any further casualties. With nothing further found all assets were stood down at 1357hrs and the lifeboat and her volunteer crew was ready for further service at 1445hrs
- Sea state:Slight
- Launch time:10:24
- Recovery time:14:45
- Location:6nm east of Portland
(Coxn) Dave Turnbull
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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