Shoreham

Welcome to Shoreham NCI lookout Station.

Visitor Policy
Visitors are normally most welcome at the lookout although, when an incident is ongoing, this may not always be convenient and the duty watchkeeper may ask visitors to call back later.
Access

Unfortunately, due to the nature of our facility and the surrounding shingle beach, we are unable to provide access for the disabled. If anyone who is unable to access the station wishes to find out more about what we do, please contact the station manager.

Local Hazards
Steep shingle beach at surf line creating rip tides. Harbour entrance with leisure and commercial traffic and strict 'no swim' zones. Marine speed limits apply.
Operational capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to NMOC Fareham
Current weather and sea conditions (including tide height) are available by telephone or marine channel 65 (call sign 'shoreham NCI') during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
Mounted externally available 24 x7 call number displayed on unit for instructions
Station Telephone: 
01273 463292
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
Yes
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
CCTV Watch: 
Yes
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
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: 
Shoreham NCI
Other Watch Information: 
The Lookout has a computer from which we are able to provide the Inshore waters forecast.
Visual Horizon: 
5.5 nm
Radar Horizon: 
6nm

Station Info

Station Address
NCI Station
Old Searchlight Building
Old Fort Road,
Shoreham,
West Sussex
BN43 5HY
Station telephone number
01273 463292
Station email address
Station contact
Stephen Hand
Station contact role
Station Manager
01273 831183
Summer opening
Open from: 
08:00
Open until: 
20:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Notes: 
The station closes at 20:00 hrs or dusk, whichever is sooner. Summer watches begin at the start of BST.
Winter opening
Open from: 
08:00
Open until: 
17:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Monday, October 29, 2018
Notes: 
The station closes at 17:00 hrs or dusk, whichever is sooner. Winter watches begin at the end of BST.
Location
Latitude: 
50° 49.39' N
Longitude: 
000° 14.56' W
OS Reference: 
TQ 234 046
Station Elevation: 
28'/8.5 metres
What3Words: 
jumpy.shades.shade
Visual features of station
The lookout is a white building situated on the West Side of the entrance to Shoreham Port and has a flagstaff.
Other identifying features
360° upper floor exterior gantry.

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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