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Postal Address: 1 Barras Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 6AD

Portland Bill - QAVS

Welcome to NCI Portland Bill lookout station

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

NCI Portland Bill is situated at an elevation of 50 metres above sea level approximately 500 metres north of the Portland Bill Lighthouse.

The Portland Bill team are proud of their Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS).

Portland Race video - Courtesy of Stuart Morris

Visitor Policy: 
Visitors welcome at the discretion of the duty watchkeeper.
Summer Opening
Open from: 
07:00
Open until: 
19:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Until: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Notes: 
Summer watches start at the beginning of BST.
Winter Opening
Open from: 
08:00
Open until: 
17:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Until: 
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Notes: 
Winter watches start at the end of BST. The station is closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Location
Latitude: 
50° 31.08' N
Longitude: 
002° 27.33' W
OS Reference: 
SY 676 692
Station Post Code: 
DT5 2JT
Station Elevation: 
50m/164ft
Operational Capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to MRCC Portland
Current and forecast weather and sea conditions are available by telephone during watch hours
Station Telephone: 
01305 860178
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
Yes
NAVTEX: 
Yes
AIS Watch: 
Yes
CCTV Watch: 
Yes: the inshore passage.
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
12
16
73
74
86
Radio: Coastal channels in use (call direct not via ch 16): 
M1 (ch 37)
Radio: Channel 00: 
Listening watch and ready to transmit as authorised by Coastguard
Visual Horizon: 
15 nautical miles
Radar Horizon: 
20 nautical miles
Station Address
Primary Contact: 
Geoff Peters
Station Manager
Primary Contact Telephone: 
01305 837216
NCI Lookout
Higher Lighthouse Lane
Portland
DT5 2JT

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