6th June 2019. Staff from the new Sainsburys Superstore in Herne Bay visited their neighbours at Herne Bay NCI where they were able to meet the Watch Staff on duty.

They were given a guided tour of the Station and were able to find out more about the work of the National Coastwatch, especially as this year is the 25th anniversary of the formation of the charity. Look out for NCI promotional material on the Sainsburys noticeboard, the NCI charity box on the Customer Service desk and in store collections - dates will be confirmed as soon as they are agreed.

Pictured below in the Herne Bay Watch Station are  (l to r): PR Officer Richard Farr, Scarlett, Jason and Duncan all from Sainsburys Herne Bay with watchkeeper Ian Packer (Photograph courtesy of watchkeeper Peter Scott)

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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.








The words National Coastwatch Institution and Eyes Along the Coast and the NCI logos are Registered Trademarks of NCI.


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