Ballycotton lifeboat station welcomed Paul Bossier, Chief Executive of the RNLI on Wednesday, 3 October. Mr. Bossier arrived to the sunny village accompanied by Mr. Eoin Medland, Training Divisional Inspector for Ireland, and Ms. Emma Gibson, RNLI Area Fundraising Manager. Ballycotton lifeboat station was the final station visited in a three day tour of RNLI lifeboat stations along the east and south coasts.
Mr. John Tattan, Lifeboat Operations Manager officially welcomed Mr. Bossier to Ballycotton lifeboat station. There to meet him were volunteer crew members, members of the lifeboat operations management team and fundraising committee members.
Mr. Bossier thanked those present for taking the time out of their busy day to meet him. He mentioned that without the hard work of the volunteers there would be no lifeboat service.
A tour of the lifeboat station and souvenir shop was given by Mr. Tattan and Mr. Redmond Lane Walsh, Coxswain. Light refreshments were enjoyed by all and Mr. Bossier chatted with as many volunteers as possible. Before leaving he was presented with a book on the history of Ballycotton lifeboat station, Ballycotton Lifeboats, 150 Years of Gallantry.
Mr. Bossier signed the Visitors book before departing the station and once again thanked all those present for attending.