Latest launch information:10th July 2021
After a quiet spell, Swanage’s Shannon class all-weather lifeboat was called upon this morning to go to the aid of a 30’ yacht in Poole Bay. The yacht’s solo crew reported a strong burning smell and was understandably concerned that there could be a fire on board. The lifeboat launched and made best speed towards the casualty’s reported position. On route, the vessel’s location was checked using the lifeboat’s direction-finding (DF) equipment and the lifeboat was soon able to put two crew aboard to assess the situation. Whilst no fire was found, something was obviously very hot, so the yacht’s batteries were isolated and a tow prepared. The yacht was towed into Poole Quay Yacht Haven and secured for the owner to investigate the problem further. The lifeboat was then released to return to Swanage to be re-fuelled and washed down.
- Sea state:Smooth
- Launch time:07:53
- Recovery time:10:35
- Location:Poole Bay
(Coxn) Robert Aggas
ALB Shore Crew:
(Winch) Dave Turnbull
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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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