Date: Wed, 23 Aug 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. 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: Mon 14 Aug 2017

Latest News

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Photographer: John Fenton RNLI Dart Lifeboat Press Officer

Regatta Exercises The Salcombe Tamar lifeboat launched her Y boat during the exercise at the 2016 Regatta.There will be two RNLI Exercises taking place over Regatta this year involving the RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat, the Torbay Severn class all-weather-lifeboat, the Salcombe Tamar class all-weather-lifeboat and the Dartmouth Coastguard Search and Rescue team.On Friday 25 August the exercise with the Torbay lifeboat will be from 6.30pm until 7pm. After that the lifeboats will be open to the public on the Town Pontoon until 8pm. The Saturday exercise with the Salcombe lifeboat will be at 1pm until 1.30pm and the lifeboats will...

Latest Launch

Date: Mon 21 Aug 2017

Medevac from the Kingswear mid river pontoon

Location: Kingswear deep water pontoon. Dartmouth Harbour.

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Photographer: John Fenton LPO

A 71 year old yachtsman from Dartmouth became unwell as he was raising sails.The Falmouth Coastguard tasked the RNLI Dart D class lifeboat and they launched in 6 minutes with their paramedic on board.The casualty was monitored and stabilised on the deep water pontoon before being brought back to the station in the lifeboat on a roll up stretcher.His condition improved and he was advised to seek further medical advice.Lifeboat crew.Rich Eggleton, helmsman.Haydn Glanvill, paramedic crew member and Kevin John crew.Launch crew.Pete Callis, tractor driver.

Dart D'Tales

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

Dart RNLI - What's on

Sat 9 Sep
  Evening Picnic on the Kingswear Castle.
At: Leaving promptly from the Town Jetty, Dartmouth
Join us and take a 3 hour evening cruise on the steam driven “Kingswear Castle” in aid of RNLI Dart. ..    Read more >

The Weather in Dartmouth:
Wednesday - 10:00 BST: Thick Cloud, 17°C (63°F)

Temperature: 17°C (63°F), Wind Direction: Westerly, Wind Speed: 8mph, Humidity: 91%, Pressure: 1016mb, Rising, Visibility: Good


Tide Times & Heights for Dartmouth on 23rd August 2017

01:40 - Low Tide (0.18m)
08:08 - High Tide (4.88m)
14:00 - Low Tide (0.26m)
20:21 - High Tide (5.11m)
(Times are UTC/GMT. For BST add 1 hour)
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