Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016

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Update. 22 August 2016. The August edition of Dart D'Tales has been distributed. If you have not received it please collect one from the RNLI Visitor Centre. It can also be viewed by clicking the link on this Home page.
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Latest News

Date: Sun 31 Jul 2016

July 2016 Update

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RNLI Dart July 2016 update.News from the RNLI Visitor Centre.Paul Boissier, Chief Executive Officer of the RNLI, and his wife Sue, paid an unofficial visit to the Visitor Centre and the Dart lifeboat station on Tues 19 July.

Latest Launch

Date: Tue 8 Nov 2016

A false alarm call after flares were sighted

Location: Search from Noss Marina to Cornworthy beach. River Dart

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Photographer: John Fenton LPO

Orange flares were sighted upriver of the Noss Marina and the Coastguard requested the inshore lifeboat to investigate.After searching in difficult conditions it was established that the flares had been let off by Royal Marine Commandos during an exercise.The Commandos had informed the Falmouth Coastguard but the message had not reached the Solent Coastguard who responded to the reported sighting.Lifeboat crew Buster Hart, helmsman.Chris Rampling and Stuart Millard, crew.Shore crew.Mark Conroy, tractor driver.Dean Nettleton, Jamie Mathys, Katy Locke and Will Davis, crew.

Dart D'Tales

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

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The Weather in Dartmouth:
Sunday - 23:00 GMT: Partly Cloudy, 7°C (45°F)

Temperature: 7°C (45°F), Wind Direction: Easterly, Wind Speed: 8mph, Humidity: 92%, Pressure: 1020mb, Rising, Visibility: Moderate


Tide Times & Heights for Dartmouth on 5th December 2016

02:26 - Low Tide (1.48m)
09:11 - High Tide (4.46m)
14:54 - Low Tide (1.51m)
21:36 - High Tide (4.16m)
(Times are UTC/GMT. For BST add 1 hour)
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