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New Lifeboat Manager for RNLI

New Lifeboat Manager for RNLI

Thursday 23 May 2019

New Lifeboat Manager for RNLI

After 14 years in the role, Captain Peter Gill has retired from being Lifeboat Operations Manager for the local RNLI.

At the St Peter Port Lifeboat Station's Annual General Meeting, it was confirmed Chris Harvey is taking over the position.

Captain Gill took on the role in 2005 when he started his position as Harbour Master and continued it after he retired.

"Over the last 14 years Peter has played a vital role in the continuing success of this station and the saving of lives at sea," said Chairman Jim Le Pelley. "He has sensitively led the team, providing the guidance and support that was needed, leaving us with a confident and competent crew to continue on with Chris at the helm.

"Spirit of Guernsey is in great condition and I'm pleased to say that Peter will remain on the committee.


Pictured: The RNLI Spirit of Guernsey Lifeboat.

"On behalf of the RNLI I would like to give a heartfelt thanks to Peter for his service to the RNLI. Peter's unwavering support has seen his oversee hundreds of call-outs during this time, ultimately making a real difference to people's lives. This huge amount of hard work and loyalty is both inspiring and humbling and we are incredibly grateful for such commitment to saving lives at sea."

Mr Harvey joins the committee as Lifeboat Operations Manger, having been part of the crew between 2011 and 2016. He stepped down due to family commitments but is now keen to volunteer his time again.

"Seafarers and the public have a lot to thank Peter for in a long and valuable career with the RNLI and everyone at St Peter Port RNLI would like to thank him for his support," Mr Harvey said. "I'm delighted to be involved again with St Peter Port Lifeboat Station. It's a great team and I'm looking forward to getting stuck into the role."

Pictured: Captain Peter GIll, Jim Le Pelley and Chris Harvey.

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