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.
Date: Fri 28 Nov 2014
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...
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Date: Sun 23 Nov 2014
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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