Latest launch information:29th July 2019
Swanage’s all weather was tasked this afternoon to assist a 15’ motorboat with 3 POB in difficulties close to Anvil Point. The boat’s engine had failed and although they had managed to anchor to stop their drift no other vessels had responded to the Coastguard’s request for people to assist. The lifeboat launched and was soon alongside the casualty vessel. The 3 crew, all wearing lifejackets, were taken off the boat and put aboard the lifeboat. A lifeboat crewmember was then put aboard to recover the vessel’s anchor and rig the towline. The vessel was then towed back through the choppy seas back to Swanage. The lifeboat volunteers were then released to return to work.
- Sea state:Slight
- Launch time:13:29
- Recovery time:14:13
- Casualty:Motor boat
- Location:Anvil Point
(Coxn) Gavin Steeden
ALB Shore Crew:
(Winch) Paul Bedford
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