Information for Potential Watchkeepers

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All Training Given 

Training will be carried out, at the local station, with experienced watchkeepers whilst on watch. An assessment to demonstrate knowledge of all the required competences will take place once the volunteer is ready and the trainer is confident that the volunteer will become an effective watchkeeper. 

Learn at your own Pace 

The training is designed not only to make volunteers efficient watchkeepers of value to the community but also to increase their general knowledge of maritime matters. 

No Previous Experience Necessary 

All members of a watchstation are not only expected to carry out regular watchkeeping duties but also to attend station meetings and fund-raising events.  
Meetings may be held to conduct training or hold general meetings etc. They also provide members an opportunity to meet together other than when on watch.
As each station is responsible for raising sufficient funds to meet its running costs, fund raising events are vital for the efficient upkeep of the station.
NCI watchkeepers are an important part of the national search and rescue organisation and a vital link in the security of our coastline through contact with HM Coastguard.

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About

Currently 56 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2500 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Rossall  Point 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.

Contact


General enquiries
0300 111 1202

Media enquiries
0845 460 1202


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17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 4AB