18th December 2020. Here is a message from NCI Chairman Lesley Suddes. message.

 “As Christmas fast approaches, I'd like to thank each and every one of you for everything you have done for NCI this year.

In spite of the challenges of 2020, NCI has had a very busy and successful year, maintaining 'eyes along the coast' at all stations, assisting with many incidents (561 to date) and making a significant contribution to UK Search and Rescue. This is down to you, your professionalism, commitment and 'can-do' approach. I would also like to thank our sponsors and the members of the public for their continued support during these challenging times,

To you all I say THANK YOU, stay safe and keep a good look out!

And last but not least, I wish you and your families a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS and a HEALTHY NEW YEAR. “

 Lesley Suddes

Chairman National Coastwatch Institution

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Currently 56 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.








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