Lyme lifeboat chief ups anchor

PUBLISHED: 09:09 14 May 2015 | UPDATED: 09:09 14 May 2015

Harbourmaster Graham Forshaw is standing down as lifeboat operations manager. Photo RICHARD HOROBIN

Harbourmaster Graham Forshaw is standing down as lifeboat operations manager. Photo RICHARD HOROBIN

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Grahame Forshaw steps down as the RNLI’s operations manager

Nick Marks is the action lifeboat operations manager. Photo RICHARD HOROBINNick Marks is the action lifeboat operations manager. Photo RICHARD HOROBIN

Lyme Regis’s harbourmaster is standing down from his voluntary role as the RNLI’s lifeboat operations manager because of ‘work commitments’.

Grahame Forshaw, 56, joined the lifeboat crew five years ago as deputy launching authority. He told crew members that because of his busy work schedule, he felt he had to give up his lifeboat duties.

Mr Forshaw retired from military service after 33 years with the Royal Marines. He served in the Falklands, Iran, Afghanistan, Northern Ireland, Cyprus and Bosnia.

He said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my involvement with the lifeboat and it was a difficult decision to make. My harbourmaster’s office is next door to the lifeboat station so I shall still be available when members of the crew need to chat.”

Nick Marks, a deputy launching authority at the station, becomes acting lifeboat operations manager.

He is a retired Royal Navy captain and served on a number of ships.


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