Latest launch information:31st May 2021
With the Bank Holiday weekend coming to an end the Swanage volunteers were called to the lifeboat station again. The inshore lifeboat had been requested to launch to assist a 16’ motorboat with 2 POB. The boat had broken down very close to the rocks at Anvil Point and had requested assistance as they were concerned they would be swept on to the rocks. The crew were paged and the ILB was afloat 11 minutes later. Best speed was made towards the casualty’s last known position and they were soon located 300m West of Anvil Point. The 2 POB were fine so the boat was taken in tow back to Swanage where it was secured to the jetty at the Council slipway. The ILB was then released to return to station.
- Sea state:Slight
- Boat(s):D Class
- Launch time:18:45
- Recovery time:19:34
- Casualty:Motor boat
- Location:Anvil Point
(Helm) Tom Greasty
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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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