Like father, like son at Peel RNLI
When Paul Cain retired as station mechanic at Peel lifeboat station, he was not to know that his son would be his successor.
Paul retired after 32 years and son Ciaran Cain started as station mechanic on 18 March.
Ciaran is 20 years old and enrolled as a crew member in 2016 and passed out as assistant mechanic in 2018.
He previously served time as an apprentice mechanic with The Isle of Man Government and studied engineering and motor vehicle mechanics at The University College of Man.
Ciaran will be looking keenly forward to the delivery of the new Shannon class lifeboat later in the year.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.