Penarth’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat
The RNLI has released details of the special awards made this month at Penarth Yacht Club to the all-volunteer crews and support team of Penarth Lifeboat.
Penarth lifeboat hero Jason Dunlop
Penarth lifeboat helm Jason Dunlop, received a Testimonial on Vellum in acknowledgement of his part in the flood response team who rescued a woman in the West Country in last December’s floods.
Andy Petersen was awarded the RNLI silver badge for carrying out various roles at Penarth, including the training co-coordinator, the lifeboat operations manager and the chairman.
Laurie Pavlin received an RNLI bronze badge for his support to the station as sea safety officer, offering pleasure craft users free advice on a range of topics including lifejackets, safety equipment and anchorage.
Helm Andrew Vye-Parminter
Veteran helmsman Andy Vye-Parminter received a long-service badge, recognising 20 years of being part of the sea-going crew. Andy was also a member of the RNLI team that worked on flood relief in Mozambique in 2000.
Rod Hill and Mike Kingston received RNLI statuettes for their roles as Deputy Launching Authority, Mike’s wife, Claire Kingston also received aa statuette in appreciation of her role as Penarth’s voluntary press officer .
RNLI Chairman, Charles Hunter-Pease said ”Penarth has a station of which to be proud, but more importantly a team, a real family of volunteers of all generations which make it such a success”