Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015

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Latest News

Date: Mon 4 May 2015

May 2015 update

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Photographer: John Fenton LPO

Operations.Our boat, Spirit of the Dart, D702 has returned to station from a refit at the Inshore Lifeboat Centre at Cowes. We are glad to see her back and thank D710 from the relief fleet for standing in.The Spring weather has been dry and sunny with a predominately easterly airstream which has produced lower than average temperatures. This may explain a quiet period for our Lifeboat crew. The Station however has had a busy month of change.We have had three major crew changes with Rachel Cole, Darren Kershaw- Hopley and Steve Wallis having to stand down.

Latest Launch

Date: Sun 26 Jul 2015

Small dinghy thought to be in need of assistance

Location: Seaward of Kingswear Castle


Photographer: Riki Bannister

A concerned member of the public contacted the Coastguard to report a dinghy, with four occupants, who appeared to be in need of assistance just seaward of Kingswear Castle.At 15:03 Falmouth Coastguard tasked the lifeboat to investigate.On arrival at the scene the lifeboat crew found the crew of the dinghy safe, well equipped and the dinghy in good working order.Although this incident turned out to be an unintentional false alarm we urge the public to be vigilant and report any concerns they may have to the Coastguard.Lifeboat Crew :- Kevin Murphy, helsman.

Dart D'Tales

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Dart RNLI - What's on

Fri 31 Jul
  RNLI Dart Annual Flag Day
At: Dartmouth
This marks the start of RNLI Dart Lifeboat Week.Our volunteers will be on the streets of Dartmouth between 9am and 3pm. ..    Read more >
Thu 6 Aug
  RNLI Dart Annual Fete
At: The Royal Avenue Gardens, Dartmouth
Featuring Bottle Stall, Cake Stall, Live Music from the Dartmouth Players and The Nauti Buoys, Splat the Rat, Coconut shy, Book Stall, Plant Stall, Face... ..    Read more >
Sun 16 Aug
  RNLI Dart Vintage Car Rally
At: Coronation Park. Dartmouth
Vintage cars, tractors & Motor Cycles.There will also be a Steam Fairground organ.Entry forms from Simon Amphlett 07597 180799. ..    Read more >

The Weather in Dartmouth:
Tuesday - 08:00 BST: Sunny Intervals, 13°C (55°F)

Temperature: 13°C (55°F), Wind Direction: Westerly, Wind Speed: 15mph, Humidity: 76%, Pressure: 1010mb, Rising, Visibility: Good


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