Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015

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Dart RNLI update September 2014

The lease has been signed for 9 years and at last we have secured “The Old Post Office” in South Embankment as our visitor centre and shop.

Latest News

Date: Fri 28 Nov 2014

November 2014 update


Photographer: John Fenton Dart Lifeboat Press Officer

Operations UpdateDart Lifeboat’s last launch on service was on 11th November to an 18m ex-trawler which was reported to be sinking. The vessel was on a remote mooring at Noss. The lifeboat was able to take aboard a small salvage pump and were later joined by further pumps from DHNA. As the water level in the bilge receded a faulty pipe to the cooling intake was visible as the culprit and a temporary repair effected. A video of this service can be seen on the station website.The previous launch was on 30th September; perhaps the longest time we have gone...

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

Sat 14 Feb
  RNLI Dart SOS Week Sink Our Ship
At: Dartmouth Boatfloat
The RNLI volunteers will be manning a life raft in the Dartmouth Boatfloat. ..    Read more >
Thu 19 Feb
  RNLI Dart SOS Week Curry and Quiz Night
At: Radius 7 formerly known as the Brill Plaice, Stoke Fleming
There will be a curry meal with a quiz and raffle in aid of the RNLI.More details will follow. ..    Read more >
Sat 21 Feb
  RNLI Dart SOS Week Sainsbury bag packing and collection.
At: Sainsbury's store, Dartmouth
Dart RNLI volunteers will be offering to pack your bags. ..    Read more >

The Weather in Dartmouth:
Monday - 03:00 GMT: Thick Cloud, 9°C (48°F)

Temperature: 9°C (48°F), Wind Direction: Westerly, Wind Speed: 15mph, Humidity: 94%, Pressure: 1027mb, Falling, Visibility: Very Good


Tide Times & Heights for
Dartmouth on 26th January 2015

03:38 - Low Tide (0.80m)
10:16 - High Tide (4.70m)
16:04 - Low Tide (0.90m)
22:40 - High Tide (4.40m)
(Times are UTC/GMT. For BST add 1 hour)
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