These statistics assist the Board of Trustees to assess the types of incidents we deal with and direct resources to those areas most in need. They also enable them to ensure that watchkeeper training evolves in the light of changing trends.
During 2020 all NCI stations closed for two months at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. On re-opening most stations were single-crewed for the rest of the year.
Please note that in 2010 the criteria for recording incidents were changed.
To view a summary of the type of incidents we dealt with in a given year, please visit the Incident Summary page.
Currently almost 60 National Coastwatch stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteer watchkeepers around the British Isles from Fleetwood in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Filey in North Yorkshire.
National Coastwatch 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 National Coastwatch 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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