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Postal Address: 17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 4AB

Penzance - QAVS

Welcome to NCI Penzance Lookout Station

NCI Penzance is a recipient of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

NCI Penzance was established in the derelict Gunnery Observation Tower at Chyandour in 2002.  The tower is not in a romantic position, being just above the railway station, but has excellent visibility over most of Mounts Bay, particularly Penzance Harbour and the popular windsurfing and kitesurfing beaches towards Marazion.


Visitor Policy: 
Visitors are normally most welcome at the lookout although, when an incident is ongoing, this may not always be convenient and the duty watchkeeper may ask visitors to call back later.
Summer Opening
Open from: 
08:00
Open until: 
20:00
Days: 
Every Day
Notes: 
Summer watches are kept from the start of BST.
Winter Opening
Open from: 
08:00
Open until: 
16:00
Days: 
Every Day
Notes: 
Winter watches begin at the end of BST.
Location
Latitude: 
50° 7.35' N
Longitude: 
5° 31.86' W
OS Reference: 
SW 478 309
Station Post Code: 
TR18 3LH
Station Elevation: 
65'/19.80 metres
Operational Capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to CGOC Falmouth
Current weather and sea conditions are available by telephone during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
No
Station Telephone: 
01736 367063
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
No
NAVTEX: 
Yes
AIS Watch: 
Yes
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
12
16
67
Radio: Channels in use (call direct not via ch 16): 
65
Radio: Channel 00: 
Listening watch and ready to transmit as authorised by Coastguard
Station Call Sign: 
Penzance NCI
Visual Horizon: 
8.5 nautical miles
Station Address
Primary Contact: 
Brian Ellis
Primary Contact role: 
Station Manager
Primary Contact Telephone: 
01736 731016
Chyandour Barracks
Chyandour Cliff
Penzance
TR18 3LH

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