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Postal Address: 17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 4AB

Portscatho - QAVS

Welcome to NCI Portscatho Lookout Station

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

The lookout is situated at Portscatho's Pednvadan Point, and is arguably the organisation's smallest lookout (with three people inside, someone has to step outside if the chart needs turning over!).

Access : 

The lookout is close to the SW Coast Path. Access is via the footpath which starts just above the slipway to Porthcurnick Beach, Rosevine, Portscatho. Care should be taken on the path which is uneven, and slippery in wet weather.

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: 
09:30
Open until: 
17:00
Days: 
Monday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
From: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Until: 
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Notes: 
See below
Winter Opening
Notes: 
NCI Portscatho is not open for regular watches between 1st November and Good Friday.
Opening Hours

From April to June, September, October, November: Wednesday-Monday 0930-1700. In July & August: Wednesday-Monday 0930-1830

Location
Latitude: 
50° 11.17' N
Longitude: 
004° 58.59' W
OS Reference: 
SW 882 360
Station Post Code: 
TR2 5EW
Station Elevation: 
65.5'/20 metres
Visual features of station: 
The lookout is a stone built old Coastguard station on the extremity of Pednvadan Point and has a flagstaff.
Local Hazards: 
Inner Stones (rocks awash) at 50°11.7' N, 4°5.3' W. The Whelps at 50°11'6" N, 4°54'3" W. Shallow water : The Bizzies at 50°09'6" N, 4°57'3"' W. Shallow water : Lath Rock at 50°12'5" N, 4°52'2" W.
Operational Capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to CGOC Falmouth
Current weather and sea conditions are available by telephone during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
No
Station Telephone: 
01872 580180
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
No
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
DSC Watch: 
No
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
16
67
84
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: 
Portscatho NCI
Visual Horizon: 
8.7 nautical miles
Station Address
Primary Contact: 
Sue O'Donovan
Primary Contact role: 
Station Manager
Primary Contact Telephone: 
01872 580180
Pednvadan Point
Portscatho
Cornwall
TR2 5EW

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