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Polruan - QAVS

Welcome to the NCI Polruan station.

NCI Polruan is a recipient of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

Situated over 240 feet up on St. Saviour’s Hill, Polruan NCI Station overlooks a sea area from Lizard Point in the West to the Eddystone Light in the East, as well as having a commanding view over Fowey harbour. This is an area of outstanding Natural Beauty and the spectacular views are enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year.

Access : 

The station stands next to the ruins of St Saviours above the St Saviour's Hill Car Park in Polruan. Access is via the footpath adjacent to the public toilets at the entrance to the car park. The footpath is not too steep and there is a hand rail. At the top the surface is grass and this can be slippery when wet.

Visitor Policy: 
Visitors are normally most welcome at the lookout although, when an incident is ongoing, this may not always be convenient and the duty watchkeeper may ask visitors to call back later.
Summer Opening
Open from: 
Open until: 
Every Day
Summer opening times commence with the start of British Summer Time (BST). The station closes at dusk if it is earlier than the stated closing time.
Winter Opening
Open from: 
Open until: 
Every Day
Winter opening times commence from the end of BST. The station closes at dusk if it is earlier than the stated closing time. Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day
50 19.58' N
004 38.05' W
OS Reference: 
SX 125 508
Station Post Code: 
PL23 1PR
Station Elevation: 
246' (75m) above sea level
Visual features of station: 
The lookout is a one storey building painted white it has a signals mast from which flags and a gale warning cone are flown. The signal mast also has gale warning lights for use in bad visibility and at night. When the cone is pointed upwards bad weather is expected from the north, when pointed downwards it is expected from the south. The lights mimic the cone as a north or south pointing triangle.
Other identifying features: 
Orange Windsock and signals mast
Local Hazards: 
The Cannis Rocks located at 50 18.8N 004 40.0W marked by a South Cardinal Buoy. The Gwineas 50 14.6 N 004 45.6W, marked by an East Cardinal Buoy.
Operational Capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to CGOC Falmouth
Current weather and sea conditions are available by telephone and Ch65 during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
Station Telephone: 
01726 870291
Visual Watch: 
Radar Watch: 
AIS Watch: 
CCTV Watch: 
A webcam mounted in the lookout window gives a view to the SW and the one mounted at St Catherine's views SE, under the lookout.
DSC Watch: 
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
Radio: Channels in use (call direct not via ch 16): 
Radio: Channel 00: 
Listening watch and ready to transmit as authorised by Coastguard
Station Call Sign: 
Polruan NCI
Other Watch Information: 
Binoculars - Leviathan x25 x100
Visual Horizon: 
Approximately 17 Nautical Miles
Radar Horizon: 
Approximately 30 Nautical Miles
Station Address
Primary Contact: 
Rob Langley
Primary Contact role: 
Station Manager
Primary Contact Telephone: 
01566 86649
The Old Coastguard Lookout
St Saviours Hill
PL23 1PR

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