18th December 2021. Here is a message from NCI Chairman Clive Pouncey.

"2021 has proved to be a very busy year for NCI, with many people choosing to holiday closer to home and enjoying the beaches and coastal areas of this country. This, however, has once again let us demonstrate what a dedicated professional team makes up NCI and I thank you all for your commitment and significant contribution to the saving of lives.

You are the reason why NCI is held in increasingly high regard by our Search and Rescue partners.

I would also like to offer a special thanks to your partners and families who, whilst often in the background, support the work of NCI.

So once again - Thank you and I wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Keep looking out of the window!"

Clive Pouncey
National Coastwatch Institution

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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.








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