New LOM at Port Erin
A new person at the helm at Port Erin Lifeboat Station
Phillip Crellin has been announced as the new Lifeboat Operations Manager for Port Erin Lifeboat Station.
A second generation RNLI volunteer, Phillip follows in the footsteps of his late father Henry who also held the position of LOM (Hon Sec).
Phillip was a volunteer crewmember on Port Erin's Rother class lifeboat 'Osman Gabriel' between 1987 & 1992 until it was replaced with Atlantic 21 lifeboat 'Herbert & Edith' where he became helmsman. Upon retirement from crew duties in 2004 Phillip continued to volunteer at the station becoming a Deputy Launching Authority.
He now takes over the role of LOM from Captain Chris Burton who although leaving the position will continue as DLA.
Phillip's first news was being told that following the recent Coast Review led by Commodore David Squire of Island stations it was seen that the station was in good state and that there should be no change to the lifesaving configuration provided by Port Erin Lifeboat Station.
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.