Date: Tue 31 Mar 2015
Photographer: John Fenton LPO
The annual free Life Jacket Clinic will be held at the Dart Lifeboat Station from 10am to 3pm on Saturday 11 April. The lifejackets will be tested by the professional Ocean Safety team from Plymouth. Most replacement parts required and new lifejackets and buoyancy aids will be available for sale from the Dartmouth Chandlery at the station during the Clinic. The testing service is free to all and this year we are encouraging parents to bring their children and their lifejackets to ensure that they still are fully functional and appropriate for their weight and size.Operational report.It has been very...
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Date: Sun 23 Nov 2014
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.
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