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The role of LMG is to co-ordinate the various roles of the RNLI's work in the area, from fund-raising to sea-safety awareness, publicity and the vital role carried out by the two lifeboats and their volunteer crews that are based at the station.
"My role will be to help the LMG to deliver the best possible outcome for each of our activities," said Mr. Johnson. "Considering we are a volunteer-based charity, our goal remains to consistently deliver high-standards comparable with other professional services."
A well-known Dublin Bay and offshore racing sailor, Mr. Johnson is a member of Royal Ocean Racing Club and was the Irish team-manager for the 1987 Admiral's Cup. He now spends time cruising on 'Nyabo' and his sons and grandsons are also keen and competitive sailors.
The tradition of lifeboats in Dublin Bay pre-dates the foundation of the RNLI in 1824 and the modern-era service regularly counts the Dun Laoghaire station amongst the busiest in the Irish division. A Trent-class all-weather lifeboat (ALB) 'Anna Livia' and smaller D-Class inshore lifeboat (ILB) are based in the harbour with a crew-panel of 28 local men and women supported by shore-crew and fund-raising volunteers.
On 30th April 2011, a new D-Class ILB will be formally named and handed-over to the station.
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