Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017

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Update 2 Feb. 2017
Regrettably Dart D’Tales can no longer be produced and distributed in its current form. The November 2016 issue was the last. Many thanks to all those who produced copy and photographs over the 28 issues and to our loyal advertisers and the Friends of the Dart lifeboat, without whom it could not have been produced.
News updates from the station will be sent by email to those who “Opt in” to receive them and will continue to appear on this site, although in a reduced form. Additional ways of displaying our news are being investigated.

Latest News

Date: Mon 6 Feb 2017

News update

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Operational report.There were 29 shouts in 2016. This is also the average number of times we have been called out over the last nine years. Three launches made the news, nationally and internationally, in 2016. The life of a hypothermic kayaker was saved in May. The capsizing French trawlers hit the headlines in March and the rescue of a hen party aground on the mud in Old Mill Creek was one of two mud rescues carried out over the year, working with the Fire Rescue Service and the local Coastguards.The Marine Accident Report on the grounding of the two trawlers...

Latest Launch

Date: Sat 11 Feb 2017

20 foot yach adrift in 25 knot winds

Location: Dartmouth Harbour

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Photographer: Andy Kyle

The Coastguard tasked the RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat to aid a 20 ft Hurley yacht attempting to sail from Dawlish to Plymouth.The shrouds had reportedly broken and they had no engine power.They were found pinned to the lee shore 80 yards south of Bayards Fort.There were 2 adult males on board.The yacht was recovered and towed to the Town Quay jetty.Lifeboat crew.Kevin Murphy Helmsman.Buster Hart and Will Davis.Shore crew.Mark Strudwick, tractor driver.Katy Locke and Paul Manley.

Dart D'Tales

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

Dart RNLI - What's on

Tue 28 Feb
  Quiz Night
At: Dartmouth Arms P H
4 rounds of 12 questions plus a table round with team prizes.First come, first served, so come early to secure a place. ..    Read more >
Sun 23 Apr
  Crispin will support the RNLI in the London Marathon
At: The London Marathon
Crispin Brabner, one of the latest volunteers to join the RNLI Dart lifeboat crew, hopes to complete the London Marathon in under 3 hours. ..    Read more >
Sat 20 May
  Sink Our Ship
At: Dartmouth Boatfloat
The RNLI Dart lifeboat crew will be fundraising by inviting you to again sink their life raft with cash. ..    Read more >

The Weather in Dartmouth:
Monday - 22:00 GMT: Thick Cloud, 10°C (50°F)

Temperature: 10°C (50°F), Wind Direction: Westerly, Wind Speed: 13mph, Humidity: 99%, Pressure: 1024mb, Steady, Visibility: Good


Tide Times & Heights for Dartmouth on 20th February 2017

05:37 - Low Tide (2.12m)
12:03 - High Tide (3.60m)
18:14 - Low Tide (2.16m)
(Times are UTC/GMT. For BST add 1 hour)
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