Caister

Welcome to the NCI Caister Webpage.

For local news and safety updates in the Caister on Sea area, visit our website https://ncicaister.weebly.com 

or our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NCIcaister 

NCI Caister Station is operating from a temporary mobile watchroom whilst planning permission is being sought for a new permanent unit. 

Visitor Policy
Visitors are normally most welcome at the lookout although current Covid19 restrictions prohibit us from accepting vistors at present.
Access

The mobile unit is situated at the north end of the Second Avenue carpark, Caister.

Local Hazards
Sand dunes suffer from multiple rabbit and badger holes. The old sea groynes can be exposed at some tide states.
Operational capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to CGOC Humber
Current weather and sea conditions are available by telephone during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
No
Station Telephone: 
07527 977613
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
No
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
CCTV Watch: 
No
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
12
16
64
67
Radio: Channels in use (call direct not via ch 16): 
65
Radio: Channel 00: 
Listening watch and ready to transmit as authorised by Coastguard
Station Call Sign: 
CAISTER NCI
Other Watch Information: 
Visual Horizon: 
9 miles

Station Info

Station Address
Car Park
Second Avenue
Caister On Sea
Norfolk
NR30 5NN
Station telephone number
07527 977613
Station email address
Station contact
Frank Lappin
Station contact role
Station Manager
07719 413622
Station website

ncicaister.weebly.com

Summer opening
Open from: 
09:00
Open until: 
18:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Monday, April 19, 2021
Until: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Notes: 
Summer watches are kept from the start of BST.
Winter opening
Open from: 
09:00
Open until: 
16:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Monday, November 1, 2021
Until: 
Sunday, March 27, 2022
Notes: 
Winter watches begin at the end of BST.
Location
Latitude: 
52°39.78'N
Longitude: 
001°43.73'E
OS Reference: 
TG 522138
Station Elevation: 
4 Metres - 15 Feet
what3words: 
Delay.Forces.Winks
Visual features of station
The lookout is a blue mobile unit which offers a commanding 5 mile panoramic view of the East Coast and Scroby Sands Wind Farm. An information Board on the unit provides details of NCI Caister and provides local information. The NCI flag when flown, provides additional notice to beach users that the station is open.

About

Currently 57 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Fleetwood in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire. 

NCI watchkeepers provide the eyes and ears along the coast, monitoring radio channels and providing a listening watch in poor visibility. They are trained to deal with emergencies offering a variety of skills and experience, and full training by the NCI ensures that high standards are met.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The words National Coastwatch Institution and Eyes Along the Coast and the NCI logos are Registered Trademarks of NCI.

Contact Details

GENERAL ENQUIRIES
0300 111 1202
[email protected]

 

MEDIA ENQUIRIES
0845 460 1202
[email protected]


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