Incident – Dog Over Cliff

Watchkeeper relayed to HMCG call from MoP re dog fallen over cliff at Otter Point. CRT activated but later MoP had retrieved dog to safety. CG advised.

Local Notice to Mariners 19/20

Top pillar of no 4 (Q.R.) buoy is missing

Number: 19/20 Date: 25 October 2020

Notice is hereby given that the top pillar of no 4 (Q.R.) buoy is missing. The base of the buoy is still in situ.

Attempts will be made as soon as is practically possible to change the buoy.

Mariners are advised to navigate through the approach channel with caution.

Incident – Paddleboarder In Difficulty

25 October  Watchkeeper relayed to HMCG call from MoP re paddleboarder in difficulty off Orcombe Point. ILB already responding to kitesurfer in estuary, out of NCI visual, so continued observation of paddleboarder. Later advised CG and ILB paddleboarder safely ashore.

New Opening Times

With clocks going back one hour tonight, the opening times of the Exmouth NCI lookout will be changing tomorrow to 0930-1600 until further notice.

A Success Story

Congratulations to Julia Agar who qualified yesterday as a watchkeeper. Julia is the first trainee to go through training in the current conditions and with the help and flexibility of Trainers, Marion Ricketts and Hugh Sutherland, adapting to circumstances, Julia has successfully qualified. The picture shows Hugh awarding Julia her qualified epaulettes outside Coastwatch House. A great success.

Incident – Walkers Stranded

17 October  Relayed to HMCG call from 2 MoP stranded upstream in estuary. ILB launched and CRT directed to scene. Walkers safely rescued and ashore unharmed.

Incident – Yacht Aground

Following report on Ch 65, advised HMCG and continued observation of yacht aground in channel, 4 POB. ILB launched and confirmed occupants content to wait for tide. Yacht later floated off and returned to safety.

Incident – Smoke Visible

15 October Request from HMCG for visual on smoke on horizon reported by MoP. Watchkeeper reported apparent smoke sighted south of Berry Head. CG advised vessels searching in area.

Incident – Wing Boarder in Difficulty

Call from HMCG to advise wing boarder in difficulty, observed by MoP east of estuary. NCI reported nothing immediately visible but shortly after sighted casualty and reported bearing to HMCG. ILB launched and contacted casualty, safe in water. All stood down.

Incident – Yacht Aground

10 October Watchkeeper observed yacht aground on Pole Sands (3 POB including 2 children) and advised Solent CG. RIB later towed yacht into the Marina.

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