13th January 2020. The Volunteer watchkeepers from the National Coastwatch Institution station at Great Orme visited the HM Coastguard Operations Centre at Holyhead.

The volunteers from NCI Great Orme were given a very warm welcome when the team visited the HM Coastguard Operations Centre at Holyhead. The team had recently visited SAR Caernarfon and the two visits complemented each other as both Agencies work closely together with the NCI.

Tony Bale, the Acting Training Officer at NCI Great Orme said "it was a very interesting and informative visit, good to meet our friends at the other end of CH16 . The icing on the cake was witnessing an emergency call for help with all that it entails. I gather this rarely happens when people visit. We were also quite envious of view from their office window"

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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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