5th June 2019. Today saw the 15th anniversary of the first ever watch mounted at Newhaven NCI. Of the current 68 watchkeepers, 36 were able to brave the chilly SW wind to pose for a picture in front of the lookout (which is awaiting new signs!). Congratulations to all those who have enabled Newhaven NCI to keep watch every single day for the last 15 years!

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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.








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


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