24th July 2022. Earlier this month, National Coastwatch Institution Chairman Clive Pouncey spent a few days in the Southwest touring the Cornish stations.

On Monday 11th July Clive visited the NCI stations at Polruan, Charlestown, Portscatho and Nare Point where he met many members of the station’s teams. The following day, Clive moved to the Penwith area where he visited the stations at Bass Point, Penzance, Gwennap Head and Cape Cornwall before completing Penwith with a visit to St Ives on the Wednesday along with St Agnes Head and Stepper Point. Clive rounded off his tour of the Cornish stations with visits to NCI Boscastle, Rame Head and the National Office at Liskeard

Clive is pictured at NCI Penzance Deputy Station Manager Wills, Watchkeeper Jerry and Station Manager Stevens (picture by Watchkeeper Bobby T).

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Currently almost 60 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 Filey in North 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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