RNLI Chief Executive Paul Boissier visits Dover Lifeboat Station

Lifeboats News Release

The Dover Lifeboat Coxswain James Clapham and station volunteers were delighted to meet the RNLI's Chief Executive Paul Boissier and welcome him to the station.

Paul Boissier RNLI Chief Executive visits Dover Lifeboat Station

RNLI/Ann-Marie Harrop

Paul Boissier RNLI Chief Executive visits Dover Lifeboat Station

Paul said: 'I spent a really valuable hour with Dover RNLI this morning - the team that look after the UK’s busiest stretch of water. And it couldn’t be in better hands; they’re a brilliant team doing a tough job and doing it really well. Thank you all.'

Vice Admiral Paul Boissier CB MA MSc, spent much of his working life either at sea, or closely involved with seafarers, before joining the RNLI in 2009.

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