Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2016

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Update. 22 August 2016. The August edition of Dart D'Tales has been distributed. If you have not received it please collect one from the RNLI Visitor Centre. It can also be viewed by clicking the link on this Home page.
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Latest News

Date: Sun 31 Jul 2016

July 2016 Update

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RNLI Dart July 2016 update.News from the RNLI Visitor Centre.Paul Boissier, Chief Executive Officer of the RNLI, and his wife Sue, paid an unofficial visit to the Visitor Centre and the Dart lifeboat station on Tues 19 July.

Latest Launch

Date: Mon 17 Oct 2016

Recovery of boat from the rocks

Location: West of Sugary Cove, Start Bay

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Photographer: Chris Rampling RNLI Dart

A white 12ft speedboat was reported to be drifting, with no-one onboard, towards Blackstone Point in the Dart estuary.The lifeboat crew found it grounded on the rocks, just west of Sugary Cove.The outboard engine was in the up position and it was presumed that no-one had been onboard when it became free.The boat was carefully manhandled back into the water and towed to the Dart Harbour pontoon to be identified.It appears that it had come from a running mooring in the Bight of the Dart.Lifeboat crew.

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