National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) Exmouth has been hit by mindless vandals who have damaged vital life saving equipment of the charity. The damage occurred on the night of Friday 8th of October, sometime after watchkeepers had left for the evening at 18.30hrs. Station Manager, Ivor Jones said: “The newly erected flagpole on Coastwatch House was bent over as if it had been swung on and the radio mast on the roof, that would relay any mayday calls from marine traffic, had also been interfered with, so missed transmissions could put lives at risk”.
This is the second incident of damage to life saving equipment in the last month. Recently the defibrillator out side the Beach Pub in Exmouth marina was stolen. CCTV is being looked at to try and identify the culprits, but if anyone has any information on this incident then please contact Ivor Jones: firstname.lastname@example.org or go directly to the police using the 101 non emergency number quoting crime reference number: CR/089271/2.
Volunteer Watchkeepers of the charity made best to repair the damage.
Unfortunately NCI Exmouth have been the victim of a second act of vandalism in a week. Our volunteer charity watchkeepers arrived yesterday morning to find the recently repaired flagpole bent out of shape and unusable.
This would have occurred after the last watch on Friday 15th October at 18.30hrs, the same as last week.
If anyone has any information, on this incident or the previous one, please contact the Station Manager or the police as shown above.