‘Visit Exmouth’ Showcase

Exmouth NCI attended the ‘visit Exmouth’ showcase today, it was a good opportunity to network with local businesses, and we talked to lots of people interested in where we are and what we do.

Presentation – Culm Vale Probus

NCI Presentation Team were invited by the Culm Vale Probus Club in Collumpton to give a talk to their members in the Collumpton Community Centre. The charity’s history and training of our volunteers were of particular interest to the group. The 40 minute presentation was finished off by questions and answers about the dangers of the Exe Estuary.
We are very happy for their hospitality and welcoming coffee.
If you know a club, group or society that would like a guest speaker, please go to our website and email us under ‘Presentations’.

Water Safety talk to cubs

Following a very successful Coastal Water Safety talk to The Beavers of the 3rd Exmouth Scout group, NCI Exmouth were invited back to hold a similar session with their Cubs.
The session was attended by 16 young people between the ages of 8 and 10. Karen, John and Gill gave a 30 minute power point presentation during which the young people asked many searching and sensible questions. They were keen to share their stories and experiences around the subject.
This was followed by a practical session where they learned how to keep themselves safe if they came across a person in trouble in the water. How to offer assistance from the shore and how to call for help. After an lively and engaging evening, all the young people were given ‘Float To Live’ wristbands and water safety booklets to take home.
Coastal Water Safety Officer , Karen Goldby said “ It was an inspiring evening to see the young people so keen to learn and show a genuine interest in what we were presenting to them. We look forward to our up and coming session with the older group – The Scouts”

Local Notice to Mariners 5/24

Lateral Port Mark No. 10 is off station

Notice is given that Lateral Port Mark No. 10 (Light sequence FL.R.3s) is off station. The buoy will be replaced as soon as possible.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in this area.

Coastal Water Safety

NCI Exmouth are very grateful to Tesco at Salterton Road in Exmouth for their donation of buoyancy aids. Coastal Safety Officer Karen Goldby received them from Lisa O’Shaughnessy who deals with community liaison at the store.

Lisa is keen to assist in Water Safety and will be arranging for The Coastal Water Safety team from NCI Exmouth to have a stand at the store later in the season to inform shoppers about local conditions and staying safe at the coast and in the water.

Karen said “The buoyancy aids will be used in our Coastal Water Safety Education Programme. Such a generous donation will allow us to share them among other NCI stations in the area who also go out and about speaking to young people and community groups about Coastal Safety.”

New Deputy Station Managers

NCI Exmouth has 2 new Deputy Station Managers.

Julia Agar took the post of DSM (Operations) and John Dyer DSM (Support).

They were both welcomed by acting Station Manager Peter Oliver at the recent General meeting.

Presentation of certificates

New watch-keepers received their certificates at the general meeting, after passing their assessment to be a qualified watch keeper.

Tim, Mel and Bruce were presented with their certificates by acting Station Manager Peter Oliver.

Incident – Dog in Channel

Telephone call from HMCG. MoP 999 call concerning dog chasing swan in mid channel. Confirmed with HMCG that NCI monitored dog between 1415 and 1420 near number 10 buoy and were confident it would return ashore. Dog swam ashore and safely repatriated with owner at 1420.

New Watchkeeper

Congratulations to Robin Pierce on qualifying as a watchkeeper with Exmouth NCI and also qualifying for the RYA VHF SRC.  Welcome to our NCI station here in Exmouth, Robin.  We look forward to working with you.

Woodbury Presentation

NCI Exmouth Presentation Team were invited to give a talk to a ladies group called “Connections” based on Woodbury. This group meet monthly for a range of activities of like-minded ladies and occasionally have guest speakers of local organisations. The group were told about our charity and how our volunteer watchkeepers are an asset of His Majesty’s Coastguard. The PowerPoint presentation was well received with lots of questions about the dangers of the Estuary.
Thank you for your hospitality.
If you’re a boat owners’ association, sailing, yacht, or gig club, local group or organisation, local institute, probus club,  cadet forces unit, or local association; we would love to come and visit you and tell you what we do, why we do it and how we do it.
Our Presentation Team can deliver an informative talk about how we fit into the Search and Rescue family.
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