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St Alban's Head - QAVS

Welcome to St Alban's Head NCI Lookout Station

St Alban's Head NCI is a recipient of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.  This award was made by Her Majesty the Queen to ourselves, and the then 3 other 3 Dorset NCI stations, (Lyme Regis, Portland Bill and Swanage) on a joint basis, in 2012.

St Alban's Head NCI is on the Jurassic Coast Path situated at the top of the cliff, to the south of the village of Worth Matravers, overlooking St Alban's Race, while to the west are Weymouth Bay and Kimmeridge Ledges, and to the east are Dancing Ledge and Anvil Point.

Our Name

For more details about Saints Aldhelm and Alban, please click on the panel alongside, entitled "St Aldhelm's or St Alban's?".

Contacts:

To contact the Lookout itself, during opening hours, (see below), please call 01929 439220.  Outside our normal hours, you may leave a voicemail, which will be actioned the next working day.   Please note that the Lookout itself is not equipped with e-mail facilities. 

General enquiries to the Station, for example: potential membership matters, participation in future events, or for information on donations, are preferably handled by e-mail. Please contact st.albans.head@nci.org.uk  - this e-mail address is checked frequently, but is not monitored 24/7.  Mail is reviewed and then actioned as necessary.

In case of maritime emergencies, out of hours: please call 999 and ask for HM Coastguard. 

Please note that the "Primary Contact" details shown below are our Station Manager's personal data, and do not connect with the Lookout. 

 

 

 

Access : 

The lookout is on the SW Coast Path and is also accessible by a rough track from Worth Matravers.

Visitor Policy: 
Visitors are normally most welcome at the lookout although, rarely, when an incident is ongoing or when training is taking place, this may not always be convenient and the duty watchkeeper may need to ask visitors to call back later. The station holds 3 formal Open Day events during Bank Holiday weekends during the year: these are usually the weekends of Easter (4 days), late May Bank Holiday (3 days), and August Bank Holiday (3 days).
Summer Opening
Open from: 
09:00
Open until: 
17:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Until: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Notes: 
As shown above the 2016 "Summer Hours" period will encompass the calendar months of June, July, and August 2016. 2016 - 2017 Winter Hours will re-commence 01 September 2016 until 31 May 2017.
Winter Opening
Open from: 
09:30
Open until: 
17:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Until: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Notes: 
During the winter period, the station closes at sunset, if earlier than 1700 GMT, (usually from the ending of BST, at the end of October, through to early February the following year). The station is closed on Christmas Day.
Location
Latitude: 
50° 34.75' N
Longitude: 
2° 3.41' W
OS Reference: 
SY 961 755
Station Post Code: 
BH19 3LN
Station Elevation: 
346'/105 metres
Operational Capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to NMOC Fareham
Current weather and sea conditions are available by telephone or on VHF Ch 65 during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
Mounted externally available 24 x7 call number displayed on unit for instructions
Station Telephone: 
01929 439220
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
Yes
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
08
16
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: 
St Albans Head NCI
Other Watch Information: 
Lookout telephone 01929 439220 (voicemail outside our normal opening hours).
Visual Horizon: 
17.4 miles
Radar Horizon: 
17.4 miles
Station Address
Primary Contact: 
Philip Atlay
Primary Contact role: 
Station Manager
Primary Contact Telephone: 
01202 881554
NCI Lookout
St Alban's Head
Worth Matravers
Swanage
Dorset
BH19 3LN

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