Latest launch information:25th November 2019
Swanage’s D Class inshore lifeboat (ILB) was requested to launch just before lunch today. A person had been reported as being in difficulties at the Northern end of Swanage Bay. The ILB launched and was quickly on scene. Volunteers from Swanage Coastguard and officers from Dorset Police had been able to locate the casualty and with the swell on the beach it was decided that the best route for evacuation would be land rather than sea. Once the casualty was clear of the beach the ILB was released to return to station.
- Sea state:Slight
- Boat(s):D Class
- Launch time:12:20
- Recovery time:12:42
- Location:Sheps Hollow
(Helm) Becky Mack
ILB Shore Crew:
(Winch) Gary Buglass
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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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