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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.'
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