View as PDF

Death of Seahouses RNLI Station Chairman

Lifeboats News Release

It is with sadness that we report the death of Mr John Hanvey (Senior), aged 82, the Chairman of Seahouses RNLI Lifeboat Station Management Committee, on Saturday 10 December 2016.

John Hanvey (Snr) 1934 -2016

RNLI/Ian Clayton

John Hanvey (Snr) 1934 -2016

John joined the crew in 1949, and has served in various roles until his death. He had been Lifeboat Crew, then Deputy Launch Authority and Station Management Committee Chairman. He was totally dedicated to the RNLI and to this Lifeboat Station, serving for an amazing 67 years.

He will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with his wife Mary, son John (Seahouses current RNLI coxswain/mechanic), wife Andreena, and grand children Fraser and Emily. No funeral arrangements have yet been made.

RNLI Picture caption

The photograph shows John Hanvey (Senior) 1934 -2016. Picture credit: Ian Clayton/RNLI.

RNLI Media contacts

For more information please contact Ian Clayton, RNLI Volunteer Press Officer on: 07981 069177.

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 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.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or or by email.