With the lookout closed for two months during the national lockdown and with single crewed watches thereafter, this was one of our busiest years in terms of incidents but with slightly fewer recorded vessels than 2019. All in all 2020 was quite an extraordinary year.
The number of craft which passed our lookout and were recorded by our watchkeepers are as follows:
Commercial vessels – 1,913
Leisure vessels – 12,145
Military – 5
Other – 319
Total – 14,382
We were involved in 56 incidents where we had contact with HM Coast Guard or other SAR/Emergency services.
We also recorded 327 calls to us on VHF CH65 made by mariners to our facility for radio checks or other information.