Our latest Watchkeeper, John Fendick, proudly sporting his epaulettes after a recent presentation whilst on watch in the Tower. Congratulations!!
Watchkeepers On The Lookout
Yesterday morning's (18 Jul) Exmouth NCI watchkeepers, as well as keeping a visual watch for people on the water and the beach who may get into difficulties, were listening in on VHF radio to an unfolding incident south of Seaton. A 37 foot yacht had lost all steering and required assistance - this was provided by the RNLI Shannon Class all-weather lifeboat which towed the yacht back to Exmouth Marina. This was witnessed by the afternoon watchkeepers as can be seen above.
They also observed a kitesurfer having difficulty re-launching his kite who was towed back to shore by the RNLI Lifeguard, causing much excitement to a group of children from St Peter's School, on a visit to Coastwatch House, who witnessed this through binoculars.
All in a day's watchkeeping for Exmouth NCI Coastwatch.