Latest launch information:21st September 2019
September is turning out to be a busy month for the Swanage volunteers, the busiest this year so far in fact. Today the inshore lifeboat was requested to launch following reports of a windsurfer in difficulties in Swanage Bay. As the crew were preparing to launch a windsurfer was visible enjoying the Easterly wind but they didn’t seem to match the description of the one reported. The lifeboat launched and met up with the windsurfer. He reported that he had stopped for a rest a while back and that he hadn’t seen any other windsurfers in the bay. The volunteers from Swanage Coastguard met with the first informant who had called in the incident and after some discussion it was confirmed that the windsurfer that the ILB had spoken to must have been the one thought to be in trouble. A false alarm with good intent. With the situation resolved the lifeboat returned to station.
- Sea state:Slight
- Boat(s):D Class
- Launch time:12:20
- Recovery time:12:45
- Location:Swanage Bay
(Helm) Tom Greasty
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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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