Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2016

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6 December 2015. The December edition of Dart D'Tales has been distributed. If you have not received the copy you were expecting and / or would like to receive the monthly email updates  giving the latest Operational news and details of forthcoming events, please contact John Fenton using the "Contact us" tab on this web site. Dart D'Tales can also be viewed by clicking the link on this Home page.

Latest News

Date: Sun 6 Dec 2015

Visitor Centre opening

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Photographer: John Fenton. RNLI Dart Lifeboat Press Officer

Members of the RNLI Dart lifeboat team had a pre-view on Friday 4 December.

Latest Launch

Date: Sun 7 Feb 2016

Abandoned boat drifting off the Mewstone

Location: Off Kelly's Cove. Start Bay

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Photographer: J Fenton LPO

Walkers on the South West Coastal path sighted what they presumed to be an upturned dinghy off Old Mill Cove, north east of the Mewstone.They reported this to the volunteers at Froward Point Coast Watch who relayed the information to HMCG Solent.The RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat was on exercise in Old Mill Creek on the River Dart when they were deployed to investigate the sighting.They found an eight foot, cream coloured tender, practically submerged.It had drifted to a position off Kelly's Cove.

Dart D'Tales

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Dart RNLI - What's on

Thu 18 Feb
  Quiz, Tapas and Raffle night
At: Bayards Cove Inn. Dartmouth
Eiran Higgins has arranged another excellent Quiz night in aid of RNLI Dart. ..    Read more >
Sun 28 Feb
  Sainsburys Quiz Night
At: The Cafe in the Sainsburys Store, Dartmouth.
Sainsburys Store, Dartmouth, have kindly arranged another of their excellent quiz nights in support of the RNLI Dart lifeboat who are their Local Charity of... ..    Read more >

The Weather in Dartmouth:
Wednesday - 03:00 GMT: Clear Sky, 6°C (43°F)

Temperature: 6°C (43°F), Wind Direction: Westerly, Wind Speed: 21mph, Humidity: 69%, Pressure: 998mb, Rising, Visibility: Good


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