Several presentations were made at a recent General Meeting held at The Ocean, Queen’s Drive, Exmouth. The talented “Class of 2016” all received their 5 year service awards. In addition to their watchkeeping duties they also undertake other roles (from L-R): Ian (recently retired Tower Officer but remains as Deputy Tower Officer), Marion (Trainer & Assessor), Dave (Deputy Tower Officer), Sandy (Trainer), Steve (Technical & IT) and Ivor (Station Manager).
In addition, the following are to be congratulated on their long service awards: John for 10 years service, Paul (one of our Trainers and Assessors) for 15 years service and Martyn (who recently transferred from NCI Prawle Point) for 10 years service.
Four other watchkeepers who were due to have their 5 year service awards presented but were unable to be present are: Siobhan (Dutyman Officer), Mary (Membership Officer), Andy and Tim.
Our thanks to all for their commitment to NCI Exmouth.
From Sunday 31 October NCI Exmouth watchkeepers will be manning the lookout from 0900 – 1630.
Fishing boat ‘One Good Day’ requested assistance from Falmouth CG. Advised to call Solent CG. Following two failed attempts by Solent CG to contact fishing boat, NCI rang to confirm log-out details from Exmouth. Teignmouth NCI confirmed coordinates but no sighting possible. Teignmouth ILB launched. Casualty located by Exmouth NCI on Sideshore CCTV. ILB escorted casualty to safety.
NCI contacted by MoP to report a dinghy drifting unmanned in the Exe estuary. NCI had visual of dinghy on CCTV. HMCG informed. CG confirmed they would take any necessary action.
We had a visit to the lookout by Simon Jupp MP. He spoke to the duty watchkeepers and met Station Manager Ivor Jones who explained to him our work and how we integrate with HM Coastguard.
He said of our work:
“It was a pleasure to visit Exmouth Coastwatch and learn about their great work. I’d like to thank all the volunteers involved who work incredibly hard to keep us safe at sea and on the beach. They have my full support and I’m looking forward to raising awareness of their work in East Devon and beyond.”
Notice is hereby given that Exmouth Rowing Club will be holding a rowing event ‘The Exe Raid’ on Saturday the 16th of October 2021.
Event Start 09.30hrs. All boats to launch and form up, upstream of 10 Buoy. The start/finish line will be set between the beach and 10 Buoy.
There will be two courses of 8 kilometres & 4 kilometres. The race area will stretch from the Safe Water Mark to No 15 Starboard Lateral Mark.
VHF Channel 72 will be used by the race organisers on the day.
Masters of vessels are requested to keep clear of the racing in this area during this event.
NCI observed yacht ‘Joker’ aground. Advised HMCG who requested watchkeeper to monitor situation. Further call to CG to advise yacht ‘Seahorse’ also aground. Watchkeeper to continue monitoring. Exmouth ILB attended. Shortly after ‘Seahorse’ re-floated followed by ‘Joker’. Solent CG informed of successful outcome.