24th July 2022 .This Sunday saw the 2022 Annual  National Coastwatch Day  celebrating the work and achievements of the National Coastwatch Institutions  stations around the coast of England and Wales from Fleetwood in the Northwest to our newest station at Filey in the Northeast.

Many of our 59 stations hosted, or attended, Fun Days and other events to raise awareness of what the National Coastwatch Institute do as part of the UK Search and Rescue community. Several stations  also held Open Days to encourage more potential watchkeepers to volunteer and join us in the SAR family. Of course this was an opportunity for local communities to help the charity to help us to raise much needed funds to enable us to expand our coastal coverage and continue our life saving operations.

A huge thank you to all our volunteer Watchkeepers who gave up more of their time to help their stations celebrate National Coastwatch Day on Sunday and, of course, a massive thank you to everyone who came along to support their local NCI station and for all your fantastic generosity on the day.

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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.








The words National Coastwatch Institution and Eyes Along the Coast and the NCI logos are Registered Trademarks of NCI.

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