Nigel Sweeny MBE

Nigel Sweeny MBE

I first joined RNLI Jersey in 1977 and crewed the various inshore lifeboats for 22 1/2 years, including 14 as senior helm. Age dictated my stepping down but in 2000 I was appointed as the Lifeboat Operations Manager for St Catherine's. In 2014, through the UK system, I was honoured with an MBE for services to maritime safety and during 2017, I was appointed as LOM for the operational management of St Helier Station thereby connecting both lifeboat stations into what is RNLI Jersey. In this role, I am responsible for all operational aspects of both stations, including authorising launches, recruitment, implementing and communicating directives from RNLI Support Centre, managing operations and protocols with Jersey Coastguard, as well as having oversight of the stations’ finances, social and fund-raising demands. I have fantastic support from my long suffering family and in my spare time I run a chartered surveying practice!

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