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Busy Week for Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

It's been a busy week for the crew at Berwick-upon-Tweed lifeboat station, as Former Deputy Second Coxswain Kevin Knox having served 28 years with the RNLI, took over from Brian Cowan as Lifeboat Operations Manager.

Retiring Lifeboat Operations Manager handing over to Kevin Knox as new Lifeboat Operations Manager

RNLI/Hazel Bettison

New Lifeboat Operations Manager

Kevin said: 'We at the station thank Brain for the work he has done as Lifeboat Operations Manager, but are pleased he is not leaving us entirely and is taking up the position as Deputy Launching Authority.

'As the new Lifeboat Operations Manager I look forward to leading our volunteer crew in saving lives at sea.

'We have a great crew at our lifeboat station, Robert Frost has become the new station coxswain, with John Campbell as second coxswain.'

Kevin added: 'Over the weekend, Richard Peat, Ken Surtees, Shane Nisbet and Paul Bruin also underwent assessment over two days for various modules including Navigation, Towing and Veering, Head Launcher and Helm.

'Well done all for these amazing achievements, in making sure our crews are trained and competent to answer the Pager 24/7, 365 days a year.'

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Left Robert Frost new Station Coxswain and John Campbell Second Coxswain

RNLI/Hazel Bettison

New Station Coxswain & Second Coxswain
Shane Nisbet Richard Peat, Ken Surtees, John Campbell and Paul Bruin underwent assessment over two days for various modules including Navigation, Towing and Veering, Head Launcher and Helm.

RNLI/Hazel Bettison

Keeping up with training

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