Latest launch information:1st August 2019
Swanage’s all-weather lifeboat went on a longer than usual trip when a yacht became entangled in a marker buoy 22nm off shore. The yacht, with 4 persons on board, was stuck fast to the seabed and needed help to safely resolve the situation. The lifeboat arrived on scene a little over 45 minutes later and managed to cut the yacht free, but with the rope still entangled a tow was needed. A crew member was put aboard to help with the tow and a long steady tow back to Swanage was started just after 2.00pm. 3 hours later the yacht was secured to the lifeboat mooring in Swanage Bay and at 5.20pm the lifeboat was re-housed and re-fuelled ready for further service.
- Sea state:Slight
- Launch time:12:58
- Recovery time:17:20
- Location:22nm south of Anvil Point
(Coxn) Gavin Steeden
ALB Shore Crew:
(Winch) Paul Bedford
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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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