Rich Eggleton In his day job Rich works as a serving Merchant Navy Captain for a Norwegian Offshore company on board the new state of the art Service Operation Vessel Edda Passat, supporting Offshore wind farms. He is also one of the Marine Pilots for the River Dart.
Rich joined Dart Lifeboat in Dec 2011 after moving to the town. Prior to this he was on the crew at Tower Lifeboat in Central London. He has always been interested in the RNLI and enjoys being part of the team here at Dart.
Katy Locke Katy Locke joined Dart lifeboat as a crew member in April 2016 when she was 19. Having spent a lot of time coming to visit Dartmouth, her family decided to relocate and she has lived in the town since she was 8 years old. Katy joined the Dartmouth sea cadets two years later and spent a lot of time on the water. Since leaving college she has spent time travelling around the world but is about to start her training as a prison officer in Exeter. Katy loves the fact that she is able to be part of the RNLI so close to home and to be part of such a brilliant charity based on the water.
Dani Lodge Dani was brought up in Burnham on Sea and brought her boat to Dartmouth in 2015. She has lived aboard on the river ever since. She attends events around the country as a Bar Manager and as Event Security.
She is a volunteer on the Dart shore crew and is enjoying the training and getting to know the rest of the local RNLI team.
Tom Shanley Tom Shanley joined as crew member in April 2017. He was born in Salisbury and spent his childhood there whilst his father served in the army. He moved to Dartmouth in 2015 to work for his friends who had opened Bushell's Riverside that year. To this date Tom still works with them as restaurant manager at Riverside and their new restaurant Upper Deck. The RNLI has always been something Tom has long dreamed about, so to join was an absolute honour.