Latest launch information:28th April 2019
The UK Coastguard asked for both of the Swanage Lifeboats to assist at an incident near to Old Harry rocks this afternoon.
The volunteer crew assembled and made both boats ready to launch into fine conditions. The smaller inshore lifeboat (ILB) launched first and made best speed towards Old Harry. The all-weather lifeboat (ALB) was lowered out of the boathouse ready to launch a couple of minutes later.
As the ALB was about to ‘knock out’ a radio call from the UK coastguard indicated that the incident had been resolved. The ILB was able to return to station and the ALB was winched back into the boathouse without getting wet.
- Sea state:Slight
- Boat(s):Both Boats
- Launch time:13:09
- Recovery time:13:20
- Location:Old Harry
(Helm) Becky Mack
ILB Shore Crew:
(Coxn) Robert Aggas
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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