The management team brings together experienced volunteers from both stations.
I was brought up spending a lot of time at sea as my Grandfather was in the Navy. I had a boat at Bonne Nuit harbour on the North coast and spent many years exploring the sea and reefs. I am in possession of a RYA commercially endorsed certificate of competence and spend my weekends during the summer months working on a local tour boat company that takes passengers to Jersey’s reef’s and our neighbouring Channel Islands. I joined the RNLI because I wanted to give something back to my community and it fitted in with my existing skill set and I felt I could make a difference. Since I joined RNLI Jersey I have never looked back the entire crew is like one big family that is there to help each other out at any time. One of my most memorable shouts was in December 2018 when St Catherine’s ILB was tasked to assist a kayaker off Gorey Castle. The ILB launched into a huge breaking swell and the crew located the casualty in good time working with other SAR assets. Due to the extreme weather conditions the ILB had to be recovered using a catch net recovery method, in order for this to go to plan it needed all involved to work as team. Taskings like this make all the hundreds of hours of training worth while.