2023

Incidents Logged
Total Number of Incidents: 
840
Incidents NCI Initiated: 
399
Incidents NCI Assisted: 
440
NCI initiated Lifeboat Rescue: 
348
Vessels and Craft Logged
Commercial: 
214,139
Leisure: 
415,163
Military and Auxilaries: 
4,792
Other Craft: 
24,178
Watchkeeping
Total Hours - single watchkeeper: 
50.298
Total Hours - more than one watchkeeper: 
234,633
Total watchkeeper hours: 
284,931
Personnel
Watchkeepers other than Trainees: 
2,485
No of Trainees: 
450
Cadets: 
15
Others in Support roles: 
315
Other Info
No. of Stations: 
60
No. of DFS: 
51
% DFS: 
85
More than 10 yrs Service: 
328
More than 15 yrs Service: 
115
More than 20 yrs Service: 
30
More than 25 yrs Service: 
5
Ladies as % of Membership: 
22

About

Currently almost 60 National Coastwatch stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteer watchkeepers around the British Isles from Fleetwood in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Filey in North Yorkshire. 

National Coastwatch 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 National Coastwatch 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


General enquiries
0300 111 1202

Media enquiries
0845 460 1202


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