17th August 2020. As reported earlier this month, the volunteers of the National Coastwatch Institution station on the Great Orme have moved to a new location.

 Their original location was set back from the cliff limiting their view and, following discussions with the Harbour Masters, RNLI and HM Coastguard, it was suggested that it would be beneficial if the station relocated to a site on the West Shore in Llandudno. 

 The team at NCI Great Orme are pleased to report that they are now fully operational in their new location on the West Shore, Llandudno. They have been busy making new friends within the local community and answering hundreds of questions from the holiday makers who are keeping them busy with water safety and other advice. Today, Acting Station Manager John Humberstone and Deputy SM Dave Jones welcomed members of the Conwy RNLI water safety team and showed them the station. Thanks go to Gary Pittaway of for the supply of water safety leaflets. 

 The station has a dedicated team of volunteers who keep watch every day from 10:30 until 4.30pm and sometimes perform Beach Patrol duties on behalf of Conwy Harbour Master

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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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