LNTM 30-18 DART RNLI TRAINING
DART RNLI - B CLASS ATLANTIC 75 TRAINING
Effective until further notice
All mariners are advised that Dart RNLI will be training their helmsmen in operating a B Class Atlantic 75 rigid hull inflatable boat in the river Dart and approaches over the next two months.
This will involve crews navigating the river during daylight and in hours of darkness, navigating in some of the shallow and more confined areas and will also include periods when the vessel speed will be well in excess of 6 knots.
During these periods the crews will be monitoring the risk to other river users and will have their blue flashing light operating.
This training is considered essential to build the operational skills required to save lives in times of emergency, when their ability to navigate the river quickly is paramount.
If you see the life boat operating with the blue flashing light on please give it a wide berth as there may be periods with more wash than is usually acceptable.
N S Clarance
Deputy Harbour Master Issue date 14 September 2018