Fleetwood - QAVS

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Welcome to NCI Fleetood QAVS (Formerly Rossall Point) lookout station 

NCI Fleetwood Station Website

 

Visitor Policy
The Senior Watchkeeper will be responsible for all those present in the building, including visitors. Visitors will be asked to vacate the building if there is any danger to life or limb. When the fire alarms are sounded, all personnel will be directed out of the building using the Fire Escape Route. All personnel will be directed to the Muster Point at least 30 metres up wind of the Tower. When the station becomes involved in a SAR incident, visitors will be asked to leave the room immediately so that operations can be dealt with undisturbed.
Access

The Tower is a four story tower (this includes the viewing balcony on the third level. The ground floor is a public area, the first floor is for the use of the Rangers and the second floor is the NCI Station.

Local Hazards
King Scar Shale banking 330°Rossall Point Tower 1.9nm approx 1/2 nm in length running 240/060 50 to 75 yards in width. Numerous sandbanks and gullys leading out to King Scar can result in the unwary becoming trapped by incoming tides which have up to 10 metre range.
Operational capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to CGOC Holyhead
Current weather and sea conditions are available by telephone during watch hours or the internet at https://ncirossallpoint.co.uk/weather/
Defibrillator Available: 
Mounted externally available 24 x7 call number displayed on unit for instructions
Station Telephone: 
01253 870618
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
Yes
NAVTEX: 
Yes
AIS Watch: 
Yes
CCTV Watch: 
No
DSC Watch: 
No
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
16
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: 
Fleetwood NCI
Visual Horizon: 
9 nautical miles
Radar Horizon: 
approx 10nm to sea level (Max radar range is 24)

Station Info

Station Address
The Outer Promenade
Fleetwood
Lancashire
Station telephone number
01253 870618
Station email address
Station contact
Martyn C R Cripps
Station contact role
Acting Station Manager
07484330103
Summer opening
Open from: 
10:00
Open until: 
18:00
Days: 
Every Day
Notes: 
Summer watches are kept from the start of BST.
Winter opening
Open from: 
10:00
Open until: 
16:00
Days: 
Every Day
Notes: 
Winter watches begin at the end of BST.
Location
Latitude: 
53° 55.218' N
Longitude: 
003° 2.400' W
OS Reference: 
SD 314 479
Station Elevation: 
52'/17 metres
What3Words: 
tastier.clerk.valuables
Visual features of station
The Station has a large glass-fronted elevation sloping seaward.

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.

Contact


General enquiries
0300 111 1202

Media enquiries
0845 460 1202


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