Dredger MANNIN

The dredger MANNIN, registered in Padstow, started work today in Exmouth Marina and will be working for 50 days with a short break at Christmas. The spoil will be dropped 7nm out to sea in a designated “Spoil Ground”.

 

 

 

 

Incident – Dinghy Adrift

Watchkeeper asked by HMCG for visual on dingy adrift off Teignmouth. Reported back no sighting. Observed IFV Shelley Marie passing nearby casualty but unable to make contact. HMCG advised NFA required.

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Congratulations to Iain Sherring who qualified earlier this year and now being presented with his certificate.

Webcam/Weather Station – Update

The Exmouth NCI webcam remains inoperative – COVID restrictions will delay external work until lockdown restrictions are lifted. Click here for the Exmouth Seafront webcam or on Beachcams for other webcams around Exmouth.

Good news – the weather station is now working as normal.

Incident – Channel Buoy Out of Position

Watchkeeper alerted first the Harbour Master and then HMCG of suspect object apparently adrift in channel. HM aware that No 4 Buoy damaged. Informed HMCG accordingly. HMCG later advised that NFA required.

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This is Chris Wakefield who qualified as a watchkeeper earlier this year and now being presented with his certificate.

 

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Alan Campbell, Radio Officer and Watchkeeper, receives his 5 year badge for his voluntary work for Exmouth NCI Coastwatch. Thank you Alan for all that you do for Exmouth NCI Coastwatch.

Thank You

A big thank you to the Co-Op in the Magnolia Centre, Exmouth for now having raised over £500 from our collection tins that they kindly have in their store. Their support is very much appreciated and particularly in these present times when fundraising has been greatly reduced.

Exeter Port Authority – Lockdown

Exeter Port Authority is still waiting for confirmation from the Government regarding the new lockdown rules. Click here to see the current interpretation of the rules which are likely to change on receipt of greater clarity from the Government.

Lockdown

The Director of HM Coastguard confirms that the National Coastwatch Institution is a coastguard declared asset and NCI watchkeepers are classified as key workers and thus will be maintaining watchkeeping throughout the lockdown. The Lookout will be open 7 days a week from 0930-1600.