Latest launch information:18th July 2020
While the Swanage Inshore Lifeboat was attending a capsized dinghy off Peveril Point, a call came in of 5 persons in difficulty on a small power boat close to Ballard Point. The all-weather lifeboat launched and the proceeded, along with the inshore lifeboat, to the scene. the 5 casualties were taken on board the lifeboat and a tow established back to the council slipway in Swanage. With the boat and occupants safe, the Shannon class lifeboat, a relief boat as Swanage’s is undertaking some routine maintenance in Poole, was tasked to search for 3 missing kayakers in the region of Studland Bay. While on their way, the volunteer crew were informed that the kayakers had been found safe and well, so the lifeboat returned to station after checking on the progress of the inshore lifeboat which had returned to the capsized dinghy.
- Sea state:Slight
- Launch time:15:36
- Recovery time:17:00
- Casualty:Motor boat
- Location:Ballard Point
(Coxn) Robert Aggas
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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