New man at the helm of Morecambe lifeboat station

Lifeboats News Release

Long-time RNLI volunteer Steve Wilson has been appointed as the Lifeboat Operations Manager at Morecambe lifeboat station.

Morecambe Lifeboat Operations Manager Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson

Morecambe Lifeboat Operations Manager Steve Wilson

In making the announcement, RNLI Area Life Saving Manager, Peter Rooney, said

‘It is my great pleasure to announce the recruitment of a new Lifeboat Operations Manager for Morecambe. Steve has been on Station coming up to 24 years. This has given him a vast amount of both RNLI knowledge and operational experience through the various roles he has held including Helm on the lifeboat and crew on the hovercraft. Steve’s professional background has also helped prepare him for this role having served in the Merchant Navy and thereafter over 20 years in business management leading teams and individuals.

Steve takes up the role of LOM on Monday 20th May.

This is an extremely exciting time to be a part of Morecambe Lifeboat Station with the huge potential there is for moving forward and with the possible developments in the local community. I for one am looking forward to working with Steve and the entire team.’

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