National Officers


Our National and Regional Officers assist the Executive Committee in roles such as Treasury, VHF radio training and Administration.

The Operations Support Group’s role is to support stations in training and managing local affairs.

National Officers

Ray Rigg
National IT Manager
Ray has been a watchkeeper at Polruan since 2001 and was the Station Manager from 2012 to 2018. He has been the National IT Manager since 2007 leading a team of four volunteers. Ray has worked in Information Technology for most of his career as a developer, systems analyst, project manager and as a business systems consultant. He has worked in many different industries including telecommunications, government and port management.
David Cooper
National Insurance Administrator


Currently 56 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Fleetwood in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire. 

NCI watchkeepers provide the eyes and ears along the coast, monitoring radio channels and providing a listening watch in poor visibility. They are trained to deal with emergencies offering a variety of skills and experience, and full training by the NCI ensures that high standards are met.








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