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LATEST UPDATE: 8th December 2019

The latest Training Manual has now been installed on the website and can be accessed using the 'Station Training Information' tab on the left of the home page.

The next Briefing Meeting will be on Thursday  30th January 2020.

As a good way of raising money for the charity try shopping through a website called 'Easy Fundriasing'.  NCI Charlestown receives a donaton on purchases made from a large selection of retailers and it doeasn't cost you a penny.  For details follow this link: and follow the instructions. Amazon have a similar system which accepts NCI as beneficiary.


Charlestown  retained its Declared Facility Status following  a successful annual assessment on 29th October 2019. 

 NCI has been awarded "Charity Of The Year" 2016 by 'British Marine' - a marine industry association.


RCCNCI has been awarded the Royal Cruising Club Medal for services to cruising.


To download a leaflet on 'Operation Kraken' in PDF format please click here










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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