18th April 2022. The team at NCI Hornsea have had a successful campaign to recruit new volunteers to the watchkeeping ranks at their station.

Spokesman Andrew Garvey (NCI Hornsea’ s Media and Press Officer) said “This has been particularly important as we came out of the Covid restrictions, when, for a number of reasons, some our members were unable to continue with their duties. Overall, the response to our requests for volunteers has been extraordinary, and currently we have seven trainees undergoing training, with a number more awaiting training slots to become available. We are delighted to report that over the recent months we have some six watchkeepers who have successfully completed their training and assessment, with the most recent tranche of four watchkeepers qualifying during the last month. This success opens up more training slots within our watches so our campaign continues and we seek more volunteers to join our team”.

NCI Hornsea also has a new recruitment officer in Andrew Elliott, who is only too pleased to be able to provide full background information on the charity, its roles and functions to anyone interested in joining the team.

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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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