Mumbles lifeboat crew get a new Helm
Josh Double is our newly qualified lifeboat helm
Congratulations goes to another volunteer crew member with the celebration at the Mumbles lifeboat station as Josh Double has just been passed out as lifeboat helm for the Mumbles Inshore lifeboat the Mark Lott.
Josh who joined the crew on his 17th birthday and was then the youngest crew member in the RNLI has already passed his qualification as Mechanic for the stations Tamar class all weather lifeboat. Josh comes from a strong crew background with both his brother being a former crew member before becoming a professional seaman and his dad who is the current full time coxswain of the Mumbles lifeboat.
Tim Conway lifeboat operations manager at The Mumbles said ‘Josh has for-filled every step so far of his volunteer aspirations and we’re proud to see him take the next step as a member of the RNLI family at The Mumbles’.
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.