Date: Fri, 3 Jul 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: Mon 29 Jun 2015

Search for missing visiting yachtsman

Location: Dartmouth Harbour

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Photographer: J Fenton LPO

The inshore lifeboat was tasked by Falmouth Coastguard when a foreign visiting yachtsman had been reported missing in the harbour.The party had come ashore from their yacht on the visitors pontoon.After a meal they found their tender was dry on the mud.One of the crew decided to push it through the mud into the water whilst the others returned by the water taxi and found that he was not on board their yacht.

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The Weather in Dartmouth:
Friday - 08:00 BST: Sunny Intervals, 14°C (57°F)

Temperature: 14°C (57°F), Wind Direction: Easterly, Wind Speed: 8mph, Humidity: 90%, Pressure: 1024mb, Rising, Visibility: Very Good


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