Friday, 26 May 2017

Coastguard team locate missing lady

The volunteer Coastguard Officers were again requested to assist Dorset Police with a search just before midnight.

The National Maritime Operations Centre ( NMOC) were contacted by Dorset Police asking for assistance in searching for a missing female in the Old Harry area.

The NMOC tasked the Coastguard team along with both Swanage RNLI Lifeboats.

On arrival in the Old Harry area the Coastguard team deployed a 'hasty' search of the cliff top and located the female in a secluded part of the headland. The lady was transported safely back to Studland and on to hospital.

All units were back on station just after 2am

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Team assist Police

The team were tasked at 01.45 this morning to assist Dorset Police with a search for a missing female.

As the team were being briefed by the Police, a Police Officer called to say the female had entered the water near to the stone quay.

The Coastguard team immediately deployed their water rescue equipment and requested the Swanage RNLI ILB.

The helicopter from NPAS attended and illuminated the scene to assist the rescuers.

The Lifeboat arrived and got the the female into the ILB some distance from the shore returning to treat the lady in the boathouse along with colleagues from the Ambulance.

The Coastguard team recovered their water technician and returned to station to wash down the equipment.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Mind the edge

If your taking a trip to the coast today remember to look from a distance.

Don't stand right on the edge of a cliff top as you don't what may be below you.


Tuesday, 16 May 2017

An evenings training

A spot of voluntary training for the team.

Keeping the team rope competencies up to date is vital and a key target for the rescue officers.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Friday, 12 May 2017

Shieldhall causes a stir

Members of the Coastguard team have been asked a few times today if the vessel in Swanage bay was ok.

We can confirm that the UK Coastguard received calls that the vessel "Shieldhall" was on fire and aground under Ballard.

The vessel was actually ok testing its boilers and undertaking some maintenance in the sheltered waters of the bay.


Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Team assist Police

The team were tasked to assist Dorset Police this afternoon.

A male had been reported missing in the North Swanage area and the Police requested the team to carry out a search close to the cliffs and Ballard Down.

As the team arrived on scene and were drawing up search plans the male turned up back at home safe and well.

All units were stood down.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Team tasked to Durlston

The team were tasked late on Tuesday night to support Dorset Police.

The Police had requested Coastguard assistance in searching for a male in Durlston Country Park.

Just as the team arrived the Police located the male so the team stood down.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Thank you Brian

The team said goodbye to Brian last week after he served with the team for 11 years.

Brian attended many incidents over the year and represented the team at events like the remembrance parade.

So a new dawn for Brian and we take this opportunity to thank him for his support, humour and commitment along with his family.

Good luck for the future.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Swamped boat and washed up canoe

On Wednesday the crew of the Swanage RNLI Lifeboat were called to a 14ft speed boat off Old Harry.

The boat which had come from Mudeford had been hit by a wave which had swamped the small boat.

The team met the lifeboat on its return to discuss the safety issues with the owners.

We urge all small boat owners to ensure they wear lifejackets.

On Thursday an email arrived about a yellow canoe washed up by the old stone quay.

On investigation it appeared to have been in the water for some time and was filled with a lot of sand.

The canoe was removed from the water and the team returned to station.

If you want to report an incident , in an Emergency call 999.
The non emergency number is 01305 760439