Latest launch information:29th July 2019
Swanage’s inshore lifeboat (ILB) was tasked this evening to assist the volunteers from Swanage Coastguard. They were dealing with a motor boat that had washed ashore on the beach by the Mowlem theatre and required extra assistance as members of the public were putting themselves at risk trying to refloat the boat. The ILB launched and was quickly on scene. The Coastguard team had managed to get the boat afloat so a towline was passed across and the motor boat taken in tow back to the council slipway next to the lifeboat station. The boat was then recovered on to its trailer and pulled out of the water. With the situation resolved the lifeboat was released to return to station.
Photo credit: Swanage Coastguard
- Sea state:Moderate
- Boat(s):D Class
- Launch time:19:11
- Recovery time:19:32
- Casualty:Motor boat
- Location:Swanage beach
(Helm) Matthew Steeden
(Winch) Andy Redout
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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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