After 28 years of serving Sea Rescue Capt Gerry Staverees has retired.
As a young Master Mariner in 1967 Gerry was among the group who put up the first funding to start the organisation that is today NSRI. From those early days he gradually became more involved and from December 1984 to September 2012 Gerry served on the National Operations and Training Committee. For last decade Gerry was employed at NSRI Head Office where he took responsibility for training and the manuals that have been used for decades at our stations to train volunteers.
In 2013 when Gerry was awarded a Letter of Appreciation, then CEO, Ian Wienburg, said:” Thank you for your valuable input over many years in helping to build the NSRI into one of the most highly professional and competent sea rescue organisations in the world today.”
Gerry was wished well by Operations Director Mark Huges and the NSRI Head Office staff, but promised that he would still be available to present his navigation courses in the future.