Latest launch information:17th May 2020
The Swanage Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) launched this afternoon to locate and assist a personal watercraft (PWC or ‘Jetski’) believed to be somewhere in the vicinity of St Albans Head. The ILB launched into a fresh south-westerly breeze and made good speed to the headland, arriving around 20 minutes later. The PWC was found quickly, drifting with no engine. The casualty had fallen from the ‘ski breaking his killcord in the process – rendering the engine useless. The volunteer ILB crew quickly set up a tow and brought the vessel back to Swanage Bay where they were met by his daughter who had a spare killcord with her, allowing the casualty to continue his passage The ILB and equipment were washed down thoroughly ready for any further incidents and the crew made their way home at around 2.30pm
- Sea state:Slight
- Boat(s):D Class
- Launch time:12:48
- Recovery time:14:05
- Casualty:Jet Ski
- Location:St Albans Head
(Helm) Darren Tomes
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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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