Friday, 15 July 2016

Search for possible capsized sailing boat

A 999 call reporting a capsized boat off Ballard had the team and both Swanage RNLI lifeboats out searching late this afternoon.

A member of the public spotted a possible sailing boat drifting eastwards. The National Maritime Operations Centre tasked the Coastguard team , one team heading to Ballard point and the other to the NCI lookout at Peveril Point. Swanage ILB was tasked and started to search whilst the Coastguard teams searched with binoculars.

The Coastguard teams spotted a possible object some distance off Ballard Point so the ILB was redirected to that area and joined by the all weather lifeboat.

A large area was searched by both lifeboats but nothing further was spotted or found.

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