18th March 2020. The Board of Trustees of the National Coastwatch Institution has reluctantly made the decision to suspend all current operations because of the ongoing Coronavirus situation.
As from midnight tonight (Wednesday 18th March) all NCI stations will suspend watchkeeping duties and will remain closed until further notice. The charity which runs 56 lookout stations around the coast of England and Wales reporting to HM Coastguard, is staffed by over 2600 volunteers many of whom fall into the age category identified by the government as being most at risk. Watches at the lookouts will be resumed as soon as government guidelines permit.
Up to date information can be found on the NCI website www.nci.org.uk