Latest launch information:10th April 2021
Swanage’s Shannon class lifeboat was launched this afternoon after the UK Coastguard were informed of an accident on board a working tugboat on passage between Southampton and Weymouth. One member of the crew had suffered a hand injury and required evacuation, so the lifeboat launched and made best speed to the tug’s position, only a few miles southeast of Durlston Head. On arrival, casualty carers found the injured crew had already received attention, so a transfer to the lifeboat followed – only 17 minutes after launch. The UK Coastguard arranged for an ambulance to rendezvous at Swanage boathouse, and shortly after 2.15pm the casualty was handed over to waiting paramedics, following which the lifeboat was washed down and made ready for further service.
- Sea state:Slight
- Launch time:13:38
- Recovery time:14:20
- Location:3nm SE Durlston Head
(Coxn) Gavin Steeden
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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