Gorleston

Welcome to NCI Gorleston lookout station

NCI Gorleston is the most easterly NCI station.

Visitor Policy
Visitors are normally welcome during watch hours provided there are no overriding operational matters. However, as a result of Covid-19 restrictions we cannot accommodate visitors at the moment.
Local Hazards
White Swan wreck close inshore 1 mile to South. Series of sandbanks parallel to coast 2 miles offshore. Entrances to Great Yarmouth Outer Harbour and River Port.
Operational capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to CGOC Humber
Current weather and sea conditions are available by telephone during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
Mounted internally available when lookout is open
Station Telephone: 
01493 440384
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
Yes
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
12
14
16
67
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: 
Gorleston NCI
Other Watch Information: 
The Station is currently closed to members of the General Public. This is to comply with current Covid-19 restrictions.
Visual Horizon: 
Approximately 6 nautical miles
Radar Horizon: 
Approximately 6 nautical miles

Station Info

Station Address
NCI Lookout
South Pier
Gorleston
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk
NR31 6PL
Station telephone number
01493 440384
Station email address
Station contact
Tom Foster
Station contact role
Station Manager
07760 434340
Summer opening
Open from: 
08:00
Open until: 
17:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Monday, March 29, 2021
Until: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Winter opening
Open from: 
08:00
Open until: 
16:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Monday, October 26, 2020
Until: 
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Notes: 
Or dusk whichever comes first. We are closed on Christmas Day
Location
Latitude: 
52"34.33" N
Longitude: 
001"44.29"E
OS Reference: 
TG 534 037
Station Elevation: 
8m/26.25ft
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Visual features of station
White-painted ex-coastguard station at the end of Gorleston's South Pier.

About

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.

Contact Details

GENERAL ENQUIRIES
0300 111 1202
[email protected]

 

MEDIA ENQUIRIES
0845 460 1202
[email protected]


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