Latest launch information:30th March 2019
On arrival in back in Swanage from the previous incident, both boats were immediately re-tasked to assist a broken-down RIB, with two people on board, currently anchored off Kimmeridge Bay.
The inshore lifeboat arrived first as the all-weather lifeboat crew were still attending to the previous casualty and took a few minutes to depart. The inshore lifeboat took the 5m RIB under tow to bring it into deeper water, then transferred the tow to the now waiting all-weather lifeboat. The crew of the RIB were brought aboard the Shannon class lifeboat and the tow commenced back to Swanage. The boats arrived at the slipway at around 615pm and the RIB secured. The owners were making arrangements to return home to collect their trailer to recover the boat while the lifeboat was made ready for further service
- Sea state:Smooth
- Boat(s):Both Boats
- Launch time:16:50
- Recovery time:18:45
- Casualty:Motor boat
- Location:Kimmeridge Bay
(Helm) Becky Mack
(Coxn) Dave Turnbull
ALB Shore Crew:
(Winch) Alan Parmenter
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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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