18th September 2019. The High Sheriff of Suffolk recently called in to the National Coastwatch Institution station at Felexstowe to meet the volunteer watchkeepers.

NCI Felixstowe recently played host to the High Sheriff of Suffolk Mrs Ross Eminson on her visit to their lookout. Both Ross and her Husband Clive are keen sailors and were very impressed with what NCI does regarding the safety of all leisure users of our coastal waters.

 The picture shows (L to R) Dick Daniels, (Senior Watchkeeper), High Sheriff Ross Eminson, Kathryn Burrow (DSM Ops), Julian Milsom (Station Manager) and Michael Maughan (Senior Watchkeeper).

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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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