Date: Sat, 23 May 2015

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Latest News

Date: Mon 4 May 2015

May 2015 update

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Photographer: John Fenton LPO

Operations.Our boat, Spirit of the Dart, D702 has returned to station from a refit at the Inshore Lifeboat Centre at Cowes. We are glad to see her back and thank D710 from the relief fleet for standing in.The Spring weather has been dry and sunny with a predominately easterly airstream which has produced lower than average temperatures. This may explain a quiet period for our Lifeboat crew. The Station however has had a busy month of change.We have had three major crew changes with Rachel Cole, Darren Kershaw- Hopley and Steve Wallis having to stand down.

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.

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Dart RNLI - What's on

Sun 21 Jun
  Dartmouth's Louisiana-style Street Party
At: Dartmouth
This event has very unfortunately had to be cancelled.All those who have already purchased tickets will be refunded. ..    Read more >

The Weather in Dartmouth:
Saturday - 12:00 BST: Thick Cloud, 17°C (63°F)

Temperature: 17°C (63°F), Wind Direction: South Westerly, Wind Speed: 7mph, Humidity: 74%, Pressure: 1026mb, Falling, Visibility: Very Good


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