Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015

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Latest News

Date: Tue 31 Mar 2015

March 2015 monthly update

DSCLJ Clinic14

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...

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.

Dart D'Tales

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

Dart RNLI - What's on

Thu 30 Apr
  RNLI Dart Fundraising Branch AGM
At: Dartmouth Yacht Club. South Embankment, Dartmouth
Guest speaker, RNLI Community Incident Reduction Manager, Keith Colwell After another highly successful year there will be reports from the Chairman and Treasurer of the Branch... ..    Read more >
Sat 9 May
  Dartmouth Leisure Centre Open day
At: Dartmouth Leisure Centre, Wessex Way, Dartmouth. Opposite the Park and Ride
There will be Roller Blading, Junior Circuits sessions, a Bouncy castle and Face painting. ..    Read more >
Sun 21 Jun
  Dartmouth's Louisiana-style Street Party
At: Dartmouth
The aroma of Cajun herbs and spices rubbed into our delicious and gloriously tender Hog Roasts will set Dartmouth’s mouth a’drooling !! Come and join our... ..    Read more >

The Weather in Dartmouth:
Monday - 22:00 BST: Partly Cloudy, 7°C (45°F)

Temperature: 7°C (45°F), Wind Direction: Westerly, Wind Speed: 16mph, Humidity: 80%, Pressure: 1016mb, Rising, Visibility: Excellent


Tide Times & Heights for
Dartmouth on 27th April 2015

00:18 - High Tide (3.70m)
06:45 - Low Tide (2.00m)
13:50 - High Tide (3.50m)
19:15 - Low Tide (2.10m)
(Times are UTC/GMT. For BST add 1 hour)
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