Criccieth RNLI Lifeboat Station welcomes new Lifeboat Operations Manager

Lifeboats News Release

Over the winter, Criccieth’s RNLI Lifeboat Station welcomed their new Lifeboat Operations Manager. Clive Moore joins the Station having already enjoyed a distinguished career spanning 35 years with the RNLI, as both Coxswain and Helm aboard both of Pwllheli Lifeboat Station’s lifeboats.

Chris Fisher presented with an RNLI Excellence in Volunteering Award by Andy Dodd, Area Lifesaving Manager. Pictured L-R Clive Moore (LOM), Andy Dodd (ALM), Chris Fisher, Peter Williams (Chairman)

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Chris Fisher presented with an RNLI Excellence in Volunteering Award by Andy Dodd, Area Lifesaving Manager

During Clive’s career aboard Pwllheli’s Mersey-class all-weather-lifeboat and inshore D-class lifeboat, he gained a vast amount of experience as regards the RNLI’s operational requirements, crew management, technical knowledge, and an excellent understanding of the operational area. Clive takes over from Chris Fisher who stepped up from his Helms role to act as Acting Lifeboat Operations Manager in the interim; Chris will retain his Deputy Launch Authority and Helms duties, continuing to build on his 30-year career with the RNLI. The RNLI has acknowledged Chris's outstanding contribution by presenting him with an Excellence in Volunteering Award; the award was presented to Chris by Andy Dodd, the RNLI's Area Lifesaving Manager.

Clive was instrumental in securing a new Shannon-class all-weather-lifeboat for Pwllheli, whilst identifying, designing and overseeing the construction of their new Lifeboat Station. Having reached the age of retirement for Lifeboat Crew in August 2021, Clive stepped down from a sea going role but has continued his involvement at Pwllheli through taking on the responsibility of Deputy Launching Authority and assisting with Crew training.

A moment of great pride for Clive was the recent appointment of his son, Tomos as Pwllheli’s Coxswain/mechanic; at 29 Tomos is among the RNLI’s youngest Coxswains and follows in his father's footsteps. Away from his volunteering with the RNLI, Clive is also a First Responder with the Ambulance Service, a qualified private pilot and enjoys the great outdoors, being a keen mountaineer and cyclist.

Upon his appointment as Criccieth’s Lifeboat Operations Manager, Clive commented "I am immensely proud at my appointment as Criccieth Lifeboat Station’s new Lifeboat Operations Manager. Over the years, I have witnessed first-hand the commitment and skill of the Crew here at Criccieth having operated with them on several occasions, both on exercise and service. I am excited about the opportunities to grow and develop the Station and Crew as we look forward to the future. I would also like to thank Chris for fulfilling this demanding role successfully during the interim, and enabling a smooth transition. It's great to see his work being commended by the RNLI".

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