Latest launch information:30th August 2021
With the Bank Holiday weekend drawing to a close and a cool NE breeze blowing in to the bay the inshore lifeboat (ILB) was requested to launch. The volunteers from Swanage Coastguard were by The Stone Quay at the Southern end of Swanage Bay where a 19’ speedboat had broken its mooring and come ashore. The Coastguard were concerned that someone was going to get hurt in the choppy conditions as the owners tried to recover their boat. The NE waves were pushing the boat ashore and its owners were trying to push it back out to sea again. The ILB crew were paged and were soon afloat and on scene with the casualty vessel. Several people had entered the water to help and once it was confirmed that everyone was safe the boat was taken in tow back to the Council boatpark so it could be recovered on to its trailer. With the situation resolved the ILB was released to be recovered on to its own trailer and made ready for the next service.
Photo credit: Swanage Coastguard
- Sea state:Slight
- Boat(s):D Class
- Launch time:16:32
- Recovery time:17:15
- Casualty:Motor boat
- Location:The Stone Quay, Swanage
(Helm) Gavin Steeden
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