Swanage RNLI rescue casualty after tugboat accident

Following an emergency call to the UK Coastguard, Swanage RNLI went to the aid of a crew member on a working tugboat on passage between Southampton and Weymouth.

The member of the crew had suffered a hand injury and required evacuation, so the Shannon all weather lifeboat was launched at 1.38 pm on Saturday 10th April 2021.

It made best speed to the tug’s position, only a few miles south east of Durlston Head.

Launch ramp at Swanage Lifeboat Station

The launch ramp at Swanage Lifeboat Station

“The casualty was handed over to waiting paramedics”

Swanage Lifeboat Station reported:

“On arrival, casualty carers found the injured crew had already received attention, so a transfer to the lifeboat followed – only 17 minutes after launch.

“The UK Coastguard arranged for an ambulance to rendezvous at Swanage boathouse, and shortly after 2.15 pm the casualty was handed over to waiting paramedics”

The lifeboat was then washed down and made ready for further service.

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