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The Crew

The crew of the Ferryside Lifeboat are all volunteers from the village. Currently on the crew are:

Mike Hackfort

Mike 'Iowa' Hackfort - Senior Coxswain

Fished out of the sea by the boat years ago, this Iowan works to earn his keep while studying charts to figure out where he is and how to send word home...

Anthony Rees

Anthony 'Pie' Rees - Coxswain

A man who cares passionately about the boat (and pork scratchings). When he's not down the lifeboat shed, he's manipulating people's protons using a ridiculously hi-tech MRI machine.

Andy Morgan

Andy 'Morgs' Morgan - Coxswain

Morgs is a former tank driver who's swapped his tracks for outboards. You'll often find him being taken for a walk by his owner, Blue, who also acts as the ship's dog.

Mike Utting

Mike 'Mutting' Utting - Coxswain

Mike's a compulsive shopper, He's always buying stuff, often for other people. Mike's frequently jetting off around the world on 'business' and has 'offices' in China and America. He's almost certainly a spy.

Matt Roth

Matt Roth - Coxswain

A doctoral candidate in fluid dynamics, Matt's the one that points us towards the sea. Not only can he helm boats, but he can fly planes. He's also German, and can't drink beer, which is weird.

Richard Jones

Richard 'Jonesy' Jones - Coxswain

A nurse.

Pete Bailey

Pete Bailey - Senior Crew

Can tune pianos, surf, tie complicated knots and owns a smurf costume. Spends long periods of time away at sea. Probably also a spy (See Mutting). 

Simon Lamble

Simon Lamble - Senior Crew

Our DOIC (Divisional Officer in Charge), he's the less famous brother of Guy Lamble.

Cath Marks

Cath Marks - Crew

We're too scared of Cath to say much about her here, other than to say she's a fine sailor and crew-member. Cath was suckered into the post of Lifeboat Secretary, but had her revenge by actually being rather brilliant at it.

Rob Harley

'Ancient' Rob Harley - Crew

Rob came to Anthony's 40th birthday in a nightgown and nightcap. Kind of tells you all you need to know.

p.s. Don't let him near the tractor.

Rob Bamforth

Rob Bamforth - Crew

A former rocket scientist (really!) who now dabbles in IT, marketing and whatnot.

Dave Atkinson

Dave Atkinson - Crew

Best beard on the boat. Dave builds stuff for people to use when they're playing 'pretend'.

David Martin

David Martin - Trainee Crew

An ex-Assistant Head Teacher now 'Head of the Shed'. A strict disciplinarian who keeps our attention on the fundraising. 

Glyn Jones

Glyn Jones - Trainee Crew

Ex-para that's learnt how to fly

Jesper Rolen

Jesper Rolen - Trainee Crew

Jesper spends most of his time telling people to turn it off and on again in different languages. He regularly travels between Sweden, Amsterdam and Ferryside. Probably also a spy, but not necessarily one of ours.

Guy Lamble

Guy Lamble - Trainee Crew

Tells us he's a chef of world-renown. We wouldn't know as he's never actually cooked for us.

Mark Lucas

Mark Lucas - Trainee Crew

Our latest addition, Mark's a bit of a hoarder. 

Blue the dog

Blue - Ship's Dog

Do not approach if you have a bacon sandwich.