D Class launches to boat aground at the Northern end of Swanage Bay

Lifeboats News Release

Swanage's inshore lifeboat (ILB) was requested to launch following reports of a speedboat aground at the northern end of Swanage bay.

Swanage ILB D-752


Swanage inshore lifeboat
When the lifeboat arrived on scene they found that the seven people on the stranded speedboat had been able to safely get ashore but the boat's engine had failed and they were now stuck. The ILB towed their boat out in to deeper water where the boat could be safely anchored and the owner of the vessel arranged a tow back to their launch location in Poole.

On the way back to the lifeboat station the ILB crew were made aware of another boat that had broken down so they diverted to its location to assess the situation. The fault appeared to be an electrical issue so the vessel was towed back to the council slipway next to the lifeboat station. The ILB was then released to be washed down and made ready for service again.

ILB Crew: (Helm) Matthew Steeden, Laura Orchard, Andy Redout
Shore Crew: (Head Launcher) Paul Bedford, Sam Aggas

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