Latest launch information:2nd August 2019
The volunteer crew of Swanage lifeboats were called to the boathouse this afternoon to launch to the assistance of a 9m yacht of St Alban’s Head, reported to be having engine difficulties.
The crew made the boat ready and the Shannon class ‘George Thomas Lacy’ was lowered onto the slipway but, with engines running and the crew seated ready for launch, the call came through that the yacht was able to continue her passage unaided so the lifeboat was recovered without getting wet.
- Sea state:Smooth
- Launch time:17:00
- Recovery time:17:00
- Location:St Albans Head
(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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