Local Notice to Mariners 23/21

Notice is hereby given that No.21 starboard lateral mark (F.G) is now back on station.

Notice 22/21 is hereby cancelled.

Incident – Drifting Inflatable

Watchkeepers asked by HMCG for assistance in search for inflatable with 3 POB drifting off shore at Dawlish Warren. Shortly after HMCG confirmed casualties safe.

National Coastwatch Day

For those who missed the Deputy Station Manager’s interview on East Devon Radio on 22 August to talk about National Coastwatch Day, our role within the UK Search and Rescue structure, our work and our charity, you can hear it by clicking here.

Incident – Missing Yacht

Request received from HMCG to look out for yacht Tinkerbell. HMCG later confirmed incident closed.

Incident – Erratic Paddleboarders

Watchkeepers sighted two paddleboarders drifting erratically on flood tide in estuary entrance. Advised HMCG and continued observation until safely ashore.

New Watchkeeper

Congratulations to Jim who recently qualified as a watchkeeper, adding to the ever increasing team here in Exmouth.

New Veteran

Congratulations to Peter Cleasby on becoming NCI Exmouth’s second Veteran. Peter has been a valued watchkeeper and past Station Manager for a number of years but is now supporting us as a veteran. He was presented with his new veteran epaulettes and ID from Station Manager Ivor Jones at yesterday’s National Coastwatch Day.
Thank you for your service.

Local Notice to Mariners 22/21

Notice is hereby given that No.21 starboard lateral mark (F.G) is off station.

The buoy will be replaced as soon as possible.

National Coastwatch Day

Open day at National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) Exmouth a great success.
A fantastic turn out from both locals and visitors helped  make NCI’s open day a tremendous success.The day was hosted at Coastwatch House on Queen’s Drive adjacent to the lookout. The purpose of the day was to show and inform the public about the work carried out by the volunteers. Members of the public were invited to look through the optics used in the  lookout and hear radio communications from traffic at sea. As part of the prevention work carried out by NCI Exmouth information was provided on local hazards, beach flags and tides .Watchkeepers  were delighted to welcome  Exmouth Mayor , Steve Gazzard, who said “ The town and holidaymakers owe a great debt to NCI volunteers and are very grateful for the work that you do”. Ivor Jones, Station Manager, would like to express his thanks for all the donations and ongoing support from the public and from Exmouth.

Incident – Vessel Drifting In Channel

Advised HMCG of loose, unmanned pedalo-type catamaran drifting in mid channel. Maintained observation and updated HMCG. Later confirmed to HMCG that water taxi had recovered vessel.

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