Felixstowe

Welcome to NCI Felixstowe lookout station

Visitor Policy
If you would like to visit during watch hours please note that we are required to keep the access door locked so call 01394 670808 when our flag is flying (that means we're in!) and we'll meet you at the door. Visits outside watch hours must be by prior arrangement with the Station Manager, on 01394 286671.
Access

Our lookout is an ex Coastguard lookout located on top of Martello Tower P. Access is on foot from the seafront promenade. Please note there is restricted parking at the tower.

Operational capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to CGOC Dover
Current weather and sea conditions are available by telephone and Channel 65 during watch hours. Please note that while we keep a DSC watch we are not able to do a DSC check.
Defibrillator Available: 
No
Station Telephone: 
01394 670808
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
No
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
CCTV Watch: 
Overlooking the beach North of Cobbold's Point and the entrance to the river Deben.
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
16
67
71
Radio: Channels in use (call direct not via ch 16): 
65
Radio: Channel 00: 
Listening watch and ready to transmit as authorised by Coastguard
Station Call Sign: 
Felixstowe NCI
Visual Horizon: 
7.5 nautical miles

Station Info

Station Address
NCI Lookout, Martello Tower
Wireless Green
Old Fort Road
Felixstowe
Suffolk
IP11 2EF
Station telephone number
01394 670808
Station email address
Station contact
Julian Milsom
Station contact role
Station Manager
01394 286671
Summer opening
Open from: 
09:00
Open until: 
17:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Until: 
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Notes: 
From 25 May 2019 to 2 June 2019 - 09:00 to 20:00 every day. From 25 July 2019 to 1 September 2019 - 09:00 to 20:00 every day.
Winter opening
Open from: 
09:00
Open until: 
16:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Until: 
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Location
Latitude: 
51° 56.94' N
Longitude: 
1° 20.10' E
OS Reference: 
TM 29275 33081
Station Elevation: 
10.35 metres/34 ft
What3Words: 
stitching.suave.pelting
Visual features of station
The lookout is on top of Martello Tower P and has a flagstaff.

About

Currently 56 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2500 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Rossall  Point 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.

Contact


General enquiries
0300 111 1202

Media enquiries
0845 460 1202


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