Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016

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Update. 9 May 2016. The May edition of Dart D'Tales has been distributed. If you have not received the copy you were expecting and / or would like to receive the monthly email updates  giving the latest Operational news and details of forthcoming events, please contact John Fenton using the "Contact us" tab on this web site. Dart D'Tales can also be viewed by clicking the link on this Home page.

Latest News

Date: Fri 29 Apr 2016

RNLI Dart update May 2016

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Photographer: John Fenton

Commander Ed Featherstone is thanked by Commodore Jake Moores at the Branch AGM

Latest Launch

Date: Sat 23 Jul 2016

Cabin cruiser towed from Blackpool Sands

Location: Blackpool Sands Start Bay

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Photographer: Andy Kyle

A youth got a fishing hook in his finger whilst fishing with the owner of a 14ft cabin cruiser.The engine would not start and so they swam ashore to arrange medical care.The Coastguard tasked the inshore lifeboat to bring the boat back to Dartmouth as the owner had told them he had to swim back to the boat in the dark.The boat was towed to the Dartmouth Yacht Club pontoon where he met them.Lifeboat crew.Buster Hart, helmsman.Mark Conroy and Chris Rampling.Launch crew.Jerry Gilby tractor driver.

Dart D'Tales

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

Dart RNLI - What's on

Sat 30 Jul
  RNLI Garden Safari
At: In Dartmouth
Five gardens and 1 allotment have been opened to visitors, all to raise money for RNLI Dart. ..    Read more >
Tue 2 Aug
  RNLI Annual Fete
At: Royal Avenue Gardens, Dartmouth
Stalls and entertainments throughout the day.Come early to pick up the best plants and bargains. ..    Read more >

The Weather in Dartmouth:
Wednesday - 01:00 BST: Heavy Rain, 17°C (63°F)

Temperature: 17°C (63°F), Wind Direction: South Westerly, Wind Speed: 14mph, Humidity: 100%, Pressure: 1020mb, Falling, Visibility: Moderate


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