24th April 2022. The volunteers at the National Coastwatch Institution station were pleased to receive a surprise visit from the Commander of the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at Milford Haven.

On Sunday afternoon Nicola Davis (MRCC Commander Milford Haven)  called in to NCI Porthcawl after attending the naming ceremony of the new Porthcawl RNLI D Class Lifeboat "Hugo Missen". A spokesperson for NCI Porthcawl said “Thanks for calling in Nicola. Your visit was very much appreciated”..

The photograph shows ( left to right) Simon Hughes (Deputy Station Manager, Nicola Davis and Watchkeeper Kevin Hendry.

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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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