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Veteran lifeboat Coxswain/Mechanic Nicky King on the 200 Voices podcast
200 Voices an RNLI podcast

‘We’ve got a brand-new lifeboat coming’

Episode 72 – New Lifeboat, Old Hand: Nicky King

Veteran lifeboat Coxswain/Mechanic Nicky King on why Wells RNLI is set to save lives well into the future.

At the last station to launch boats using horses, there’s a brand new lifeboat in town. And it’s in the care of Nicky King, who’s served at Wells-next-the-Sea for 34 years. 

Nicky introduces us to the Shannon class lifeboat Duke of Edinburgh that bears thousands of loved ones’ names – part of the RNLI’s Launch a Memory initiative. 

Life in Norfolk may move at a gentle pace (or so Nicky says), but all that changes when lives are on the line. You’ll soon understand why, in the gripping story of a shout in which 2 lives were saved in 5 minutes.