Latest launch information:8th May 2019
An early start for the Swanage volunteers this morning when the inshore lifeboat (ILB) was requested to launch. The skipper of a 25’ yacht at anchor in Swanage Bay had called for assistance when his anchor started dragging and he was unable to re-secure his vessel. Blustery SE winds overnight had caused quite a swell in the bay and with the yacht fairly close inshore it had been rolling well all night. The inshore lifeboat launched and was soon alongside. A crew member was put aboard and after a quick chat with the skipper to make sure that he was OK the yacht was motored out to sea and secured to the lifeboat mooring. The skipper elected to remain on board to get some rest before continuing on his voyage. The ILB was then released to return to station.
- Sea state:Slight
- Boat(s):D Class
- Launch time:06:49
- Recovery time:07:31
- Location:Swanage Bay
(Helm) John Deas
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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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