Incident - Beached Yacht
This is Exmouth Coastwatch
Exmouth Coastwatch is one of the 50-strong network of National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) lookout stations around the UK’s coasts. We work with the Coastguard and the RNLI by keeping watch over the estuary and the beach 7 days a week in summer and every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in winter.NCI stations form a national volunteer service which keeps a visual watch for people on the water and the beach who may get into difficulties.
At Exmouth, the sea approaches to the estuary can be dangerous in strong onshore winds and swell, as can the strong tidal and river streams inside the estuary mouth.
These present unique hazards to the variety of small boats, personal watercraft and bathers who make use of this marvellous leisure facility.
We are all volunteers. Being a watchkeeper is a responsible community role, but it’s also sociable and enjoyable. From the tower – above the Harbour View Café on Queen’s Drive – we have the best view of the lower Exe estuary! We always welcome people who want to join us, so follow the link here for more information.
Lifejacket Survey 2018
Exmouth NCI will be participating again this year in the RNLI’s Annual Life Jacket Survey. The 2018 nationwide survey will commence on Saturday 14th July and data will be collected every weekend (Saturdays and Sundays) until Sunday 9th September. As in recent years, Exmouth NCI will be making observations from Coastwatch House so that it does not impinge on our normal Tower operations at the busiest time of year. Both Marguerite Telford and Brian Leader will be stepping into the breach yet again this year to get this job done.
This annual survey provides evidence based data to enable the RNLI to pursue its objective to improve public awareness about water safety procedures around the whole of the British Isles.