Latest launch information:16th May 2021
Both Swanage lifeboats were tasked this afternoon to investigate a report of an upturned kayak between St Albans Head and Chapman’s Pool. Although a yacht had reported loosing a kayak in the area earlier in the week it wasn’t possible to be 100% certain that this was the same one. The lifeboats launched and made their way to the scene at best speed. The all weather lifeboat was first to arrive just 17 minutes after launching. The kayak was visible but had drifted too close to the shore to be recovered. Coastguards ashore were now able to confirm that it didn’t look like anyone had been in the kayak. The description also matched that of the missing kayak so the Swanage volunteers were released to return to station. Both boats made their way back through the choppy conditions arriving back at station at 17:45.
- Sea state:Moderate
- Boat(s):Both Boats
- Launch time:16:40
- Recovery time:17:45
- Location:Chapmans Pool
(Helm) Gavin Steeden
(Coxn) Tom Greasty
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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