Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015

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Dart RNLI update September 2014

The lease has been signed for 9 years and at last we have secured “The Old Post Office” in South Embankment as our visitor centre and shop.

Latest News

Date: Wed 28 Jan 2015

Awards to fundraisers January 2015

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Photographer: Riki Bannister, RNLI Dart Asst. LPO

Left to right; Clare Thorp, Jo Escott and Jamie Mathys.

Latest Launch

Date: Sun 23 Nov 2014

44ft training yacht reports an engine fire

Location: Dart Estuary


Photographer: John Fenton Dart RNLI Lifeboat Press officer

The UK Sailing Association yacht Avocet was on passage from Cowes to Dartmouth with five aboard.As she approached the Dart estuary steam and smoke came from the engine compartment.The engine was shut down and the extinguishers were activated.At the request of Falmouth Coastguard both Dart and Torbay lifeboats were launched.The Dart lifeboat put a crewman on board to confirm that there was no fire or excess heat and stood by until the Severn class all weather lifeboat from Torbay arrived.

Dart D'Tales

Dart D'Tales, our regular Newsletter can be found: here.

Dart RNLI - What's on

Sat 11 Apr
  Free RNLI Lifejacket Clinic
At: RNLI Dart Lifeboat Station
The experts from Ocean Safety will again be testing your lifejackets.Any spare parts required can be purchased on the day. ..    Read more >

The Weather in Dartmouth:
Friday - 18:00 GMT: Drizzle, 9°C (48°F)

Temperature: 9°C (48°F), Wind Direction: South Easterly, Wind Speed: 11mph, Humidity: 98%, Pressure: 1019mb, Falling, Visibility: Poor


Tide Times & Heights for
Dartmouth on 27th March 2015

04:16 - Low Tide (1.40m)
10:43 - High Tide (3.80m)
16:40 - Low Tide (1.70m)
22:52 - High Tide (3.80m)
(Times are UTC/GMT. For BST add 1 hour)
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