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Rescues & Incidents

Let’s face it, it’s the reason we are here. There aren’t many incident types that we haven’t been tasked to assist with. Over the years we’ve dealt with groundings, dismasts, missing persons, fires on board, mechanical failures, body recoveries, capsizes, sinkings, and of course, medical evacutions.

Our Lifeboats

Our pride and joy. Purpose built for the local waters, our two lifeboats have a shallow draft that allows us to go just about anywhere to reach those in need. The Harry Childs has two 330bhp Iveco diesel engines powering the two Castoldi turbo drive water jets, while the more recent John and Violet Hurrell has two 360bhp engines. The boats have a maximum speed of 39 knots and are usually operated with a crew of three (coxswain, radio operator, and linesman) and a capacity for 25 casualties. We usually have one in service and one on overhaul, the cycle repeating itself every six months. That way we can be sure when the engines are needed, they start.

The Crew!

Faces past and present. Our volunteer crew, turning out no matter what the weather, always with a devilish sense of humour and the wonderful support of their families.

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Aaron Daniel

Coastguard Officer

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Mark Lewis

Electrical Project Manager

Liam Dobbin
Liam Dobbin

Business Owner

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Brian Butcher

Vessel Operator

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Chris Thompson

2nd Coxswain Pilot Boat

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James Hunt

Merchant Mariner

Steve Richardson
Steve Richardson

Banker

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Mike Blood

Lecturer

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John Lythgoe
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Marie Whitehouse
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James Godwin

HR Manager

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Ian McMichael

IT Consultant

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Matthew Todd

3D Print Engineer

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Steve Emery

Lifeboat Operations Manager

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James Wyatt

Vessel Operator

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Paul Ackland

IT Project Manager

James Davies
James Davies

Tree Surgeon

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James Barnes

2nd Coxswain Pilot Boat

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Philip Stuart

Project Manager

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Grenville Houser

Events Organiser

Alan Rackett

First Aider

Stuart O'Connor

IT Consultant

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Rosie Geale

Research Physiologist