Gorleston

Welcome to NCI Gorleston lookout station

NCI Gorleston is the most easterly NCI station.

Visitor Policy
Visitors are welcome during normal watch hours provided there are no overriding operational matters.
Local Hazards
White Swan wreck close inshore 1 mile to South. Series of sandbanks parallel to coast 2 miles offshore. Entrances to Great Yarmouth Outer Harbour and River Port.
Operational capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to CGOC Humber
Current weather and sea conditions are available by telephone during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
Mounted internally available when lookout is open
Station Telephone: 
01493 440384
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
Yes
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
12
14
16
67
Radio: Channels in use (call direct not via ch 16): 
65
Radio: Channel 00: 
Listening watch and ready to transmit as authorised by Coastguard
Station Call Sign: 
Gorleston NCI
Visual Horizon: 
Approximately 6 nautical miles
Radar Horizon: 
Approximaely 6 nautical miles

Station Info

Station Address
NCI Lookout
South Pier
Gorleston
Great Yarmouth
East Anglia
NR31 6PL
Station telephone number
01493 440384
Station email address
Station contact
Roy Smith
Station contact role
Acting Station Manager
01502 566679
Summer opening
Open from: 
08:00
Open until: 
20:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Monday, March 25, 2019
Until: 
Monday, October 28, 2019
Notes: 
Or dusk when earlier
Winter opening
Open from: 
08:00
Open until: 
17:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Until: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Notes: 
Or dusk when later. We are closed on Christmas Day
Location
Latitude: 
52"34.33" N
Longitude: 
001"44.29"E
OS Reference: 
TG 534 037
Station Elevation: 
8m/26.25ft
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Visual features of station
White-painted ex-coastguard station at the end of Gorleston's South Pier.

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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