Lifeboat Operations Manager takes helm

New Lifeboat Operations Manager Bruce Baker. Photo: RNLI/John Julian

New Lifeboat Operations Manager Bruce Baker.
Photo: RNLI/John Julian

Bruce Baker has taken over the role of Lifeboat Operations Manager for St Agnes RNLI following the retirement of Nick Marsh after 15 years of service. Bruce has previously been a helm on the lifeboat and a member of the shorecrew and will now authorise launch requests and be responsible for the day-to-day management of the station.

Tom Mansell, RNLI Divisional Operations Manager, paid tribute to Nick’s selfless commitment. He said, “Nick has been a key part of St Agnes RNLI for over 15 years and has carried out the role with exceptional dedication and commitment. He has worked really hard to ensure that he leaves the station in a very strong position, we thank him and wish him every happiness in his retirement from the RNLI.”

Coinciding with a change of operations manager came a new lifeboat, St Agnes’ new D class. The lifeboat XK-alibur replaces Blue Peter IV, which has come to the end of her operational life. The new £41,000 lifeboat has been part funded by the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club, with the remaining amount being raised in the community.