Latest launch information:19th September 2020
Both Swanage’s lifeboats were tasked for an immediate launch this afternoon following reports of a capsized dinghy with 3 people in the water approx 1Nm South of Kimmeridge. The lifeboats launched and made their way at full speed towards Kimmeridge. En route further information came in over the radio that one of the range safety boats had recovered the 3 people from the water, they were cold, a bit shaken but otherwise OK. The all weather lifeboat met up with the range safety boat and took the casualties aboard so that they could be warmed up and checked over. The inshore lifeboat met up with the other range safety boat who was alongside the capsized dinghy. The dinghy was righted and slowly towed in to the slipway at Kimmeridge to meet up with the volunteers from Kimmeridge Coastguard. With the dinghy safely ashore the ILB went back out to the ALB, took the 3 casualties aboard and took them ashore to their families. With the situtation resolved both lifeboats were released to return to station, what the volunteers didn’t realise was that they’d be back at the boathouse again just a few hours later. More details in the next report.
- Sea state:Slight
- Boat(s):Both Boats
- Launch time:13:11
- Recovery time:15:08
(Helm) Tom Greasty
(Coxn) Gavin Steeden
ALB Shore Crew:
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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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