Mick Gimber Obituary, Death Cause – We are sorry to notify you of the passing of Mick Gimber, who served as a mechanic at the Dover RNLI Lifeboat Station and was a former crewmember there. His passing has left us with a heavy heart. Everyone here was taken aback when they told us he had passed away. We would like for his family, friends, and loved ones to know that they are in our thoughts and prayers during this trying time. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
It is believed that Mick was responsible for the rescue of a total of 210 individuals who had been caught in a shipwreck during the time that he was incarcerated for a total of 15 years and 2 months. This occurred during the time when Mick was held captive for a total of 15 years and 2 months. Following the completion of his sentence, Mick was granted his release. The institution acknowledged and appreciated Mick’s contributions in the recovery of the Belgian yacht Phaedra and the rescue of three individuals.
As a way of expressing its thanks to Mick for his acts, the institution etched its gratitude onto velum and presented it to him as a gift. This was done as a way to show appreciation for Mick’s hard work. On the night of November 2, 1991, in the face of severe seas and gale-force winds from the southwest, 50-001 Rotary Service battled through the night until darkness fell in order to get Phaedra to the safe haven of Dunkirk.
They did this despite the fact that the weather conditions were extremely hazardous. We were able to achieve this by working through the night and into the early morning hours. His previous comrades on the lifeboat will miss Mick, and we would want to use this opportunity to offer our heartfelt gratitude to him for the significant amount of dedication and service he brought to the lifeboat service throughout the course of his career.