Latest launch information:2nd June 2021
The Swanage D-class inshore lifeboat (ILB) was requested to investigate a diver’s surface marker buoy (SMB) that was reported having been seen near Peveril Ledge with no dive boat or other activity in its vicinity.
The ILB launched and was very quickly on scene where another vessel had recovered the SMB with nothing attached and no bubbles or other signs seen. The ILB was asked to perform an expanding square search of the area. While the search was being carried out, a fisheries patrol vessel arrived at the scene and was able to also search with its ROV – but reported nothing found in poor visibility.
There having been no reports of divers in missing or in difficulty, Solent Coastguard were happy to allow the ILB to stand down and return to station.
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