Mossel Bay NSRI Station 15 hosted a function for Ian Hamilton on Thursday 15 November 2018 to honor a man who was pivotal in starting negotiations in 1969 to establish a Sea Rescue station for the greater Mossel Bay area.
Since the inception of the Mossel Bay NSRI in May 1971, Ian has been part of the management of the station.
During a management meeting on 10 May 2018, Ian tabled his resignation from the management team, 1 year short of 50 years service.
NSRI CEO, Dr. Cleeve Robertson said “I think it is appropriate to express our most sincere thanks and best wishes as you step out of a lifetime of service to the management committee of Station 15 Mossel Bay.
You have truly been, and still are, an inspiration to all and your humanity, professionalism and dedication is unparalleled, a source of great pride and honour for the NSRI.
You remain a pillar of the NSRI family and are always welcome.
From all of us, in every nook of Sea Rescue, please accept a small gift as a token of appreciation and an expression of our deep gratitude to you and your family.”