8th March 2018. In the spirit of inter-agency co-operation, the team from NCI Herne Bay were invited to visit the HM Coastguard Operations Centre at Dover.
Eight members of the team at NCI Herne Bay were able to visit the HM Coastguard Operations centre at Dover where they were able to observe the equipment and discuss the procedures used by the Coastguard in the course of their duties. They were also able to see the full extent of the computerisation of much of the traditional nautical equipment used by many NCI stations. At the end of the day, both parties gained a greater appreciation of the roles each other contribute to the SAR community.