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Former RNLI crew member Maurice Hutchens on the 200 Voices podcast
200 Voices an RNLI podcast

‘Everybody got a medal that night’

Episode 32 – Maurice Hutchens: To the End

Hear how courage, selflessness and sheer determination helped Sennen Cove lifesavers rescue the crew of the Tungufoss.

Having been born and bred in Sennen Cove, Maurice had always had a close affinity with the lifeboat community. After completing his National Service, he became a member of the Sennen Cove RNLI lifeboat crew himself.

In this archive recording, Maurice - who sadly passed away in 2022 - recalls the time he helped rescue the crew of Icelandic ship Tungufoss, the reason he was awarded a Silver Medal for Gallantry.