Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2017

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Update 12 June 2017
News from RNLI Dart and wider news from the RNLI will now appear in a two page spread in the locally produced magazine By the Dart. The next issue will be published at the end of June. By The Dart is published in March, May, July, August, October & December.The magazine is distributed by hand to all homes in Dartmouth & Kingswear and is also available for pick up from The Flavel, Royal Castle Hotel, Natwest Bank and many hotels, cafés, restaurants, marinas, supermarkets, village shops & pubs etc in/around Dartmouth. Between 5,000 and 6,000 copies are distributed depending on season. Back issues can be viewed online. 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.

Latest News

Date: Wed 31 May 2017

News update


Photographer: John Fenton Dart Lifeboat Press Officer

RNLI Visitor Centre volunteers became honorary members of the RNLI Flood Relief team.There are three members of the RNLI Dart lifeboat crew who are also members of the RNLI South Division Flood Rescue team but when Jo and Harry Escott called into the Visitor Centre on the South Embankment at 9am on Tuesday 23 May they quickly had to develop flood rescue skills of their own. They found the Centre was flooded with water cascading down from the ceiling and soaking the stock. John Butler, another of the Visitor Centre volunteers, came to join them and established that the leak...

Latest Launch

Date: Fri 14 Jul 2017

Engine fire in yacht 8.4 miles off shore

Location: 8.4 miles ESE of Dartmouth


Photographer: Katy Locke RNLI

A 32 foot yacht with two on board called Solent Coastguard when they developed an engine fire.They gave their position as four miles east of Dartmouth.RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat located them sailing 8.4 miles ESE of Dartmouth and put a crewman on board to assess the situation.The fire was out.The RNLI Torbay all weather lifeboat arrived ten minutes later and took the yacht in tow to Brixham.Lifeboat crew.Kevin Murphy, helmsman.Katy Locke and Yorkie Lomas crew.Shore crew.Jerry Gilby, tractor driver.

Dart D'Tales

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

Dart RNLI - What's on

Thu 27 Jul
  RNLI Dart Fete
At: Royal Avenue Gardens, Dartmouth
Musical entertainment and the very successful stalls as usual. ..    Read more >
Fri 4 Aug
  RNLI Dart Flag Day
At: Dartmouth
Our volunteers will be out in Dartmouth. ..    Read more >

The Weather in Dartmouth:
Sunday - 03:00 BST: Clear Sky, 12°C (54°F)

Temperature: 12°C (54°F), Wind Direction: West North Westerly, Wind Speed: 7mph, Humidity: 94%, Pressure: 1012mb, Rising, Visibility: Very Good


Tide Times & Heights for Dartmouth on 23rd July 2017

00:15 - Low Tide (0.60m)
06:43 - High Tide (4.72m)
12:41 - Low Tide (0.52m)
19:05 - High Tide (5.00m)
(Times are UTC/GMT. For BST add 1 hour)
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