3rd May 2021.The National Coastwatch Institution has unveiled its latest station with the opening of a seasonal station at Brancaster on the north coast of Norfolk.

After discussions with HM Coastguard and the local populace, NCI agreed to deploy one of the demountable trailers at Brancaster in advance of the high number of visitors expected this year. A spokesman for NCI Brancaster said “The station opened for business on Monday 3rd May, and we were awash with visitors on the opening day, all of whom are delighted that we're there, HMCG in particular.”, They added that although staffing the watch is challenging at the moment. Volunteers from nearby National Coastwatch are providing help and support.

The NCI station at Brancaster has been established initially as a seasonal arrangement but local people are already indicating that they would like there to be a permanent station at Brancaster.

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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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