Swamped kayakers are rescued. August 2012
Having launched over two hundred times since the Dart RNLI lifeboat became operational in November 2007 it allows us to see if there are any overall trends. It would seem that every callout is different; the wind may be absent or near to a hurricane, the craft may be a canoe or a forty five foot motor cruiser. At this time of year we often receive calls from those with a newly purchased boat or those going out for the first time in the season.
Date: Tue 4 Mar 2014
Photographer: RNLI Charles Hunter-Pease OBE Chairman
Happy Birthday. Today, 4 March 2014, is the 190th anniversary of the founding of the RNLI. Sir William Hillary is credited with founding the National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck, which, thirty years later was renamed the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.The charity’s RNLI lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved more than 139,000 lives since then. The biggest single rescue was in 1907, when lifeboats from Cadgwith, Coverack, the Lizard and Porthleven rescued 456 people from the liner Suevic.There was a shout on Friday 20 Feb at 6pm to rescue a sheep stranded by the incoming tide at...
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Date: Mon 10 Mar 2014
Location: KP Pontoon Dartmouth Harbour
Photographer: Andy Kyle
Fire crews and RNLI lifeboats were called to a blazing 50ft.charter boat in Dartmouth harbour.The African Queen is possibly the best known charter boat on the Dart.Her two owners, who live on board, were ashore and saw smoke coming from the funnel as they returned to the boat.They raised the alarm and were able to throw gas cylinders and flares overboard before the fire took hold.The Dart RNLI inshore lifeboat was called at 23.35 and already the vessel was ablaze.
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