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.
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Date: Mon 6 Feb 2017
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...
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Date: Sat 11 Feb 2017
Location: Dartmouth Harbour
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.
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