Skegness QAVS


Welcome to the NCI Skegness Lookout station.

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

The Watch Station at NCI Skegness was opened by The High Sheriff of Lincolnshire Mrs JGA Hughes on 24th March 2017. It is a single storey demountable building purpose built for NCI Skegness

The building provides excellent purview to the wind farms and their workboats to the east, the foreshore at Butlin’s Holiday Centre some 2 miles to the north and Skegness central beach some 2 miles to the south. It overlooks the Winthorpe Beach, an increasingly popular bathing beach and Jacksons Corner Boatyard half a mile to the north where small boats, ribs and jet skis are launched throughout the year. The beach is also a magnet for anglers, dog walkers, detectorists, kite surfers and kayakers.

Visitor Policy
Visitors are welcome to call in at any time but we would ask organisers of proposed organised larger groups to contact the Station Manager. Should an incident occur during the visit visitors may be asked to leave
Operational capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to CGOC Humber
Weather Conditions Available
Defibrillator Available: 
No
Station Telephone: 
07444 890122
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
No
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
16
62
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: 
Skegness NCI
Other Watch Information: 
Ch 31 is also monitored
Visual Horizon: 
6 nm

Station Info

Station Address
c/o Miners Retreat
Winthorpe Avenue
Skegness
Lincolnshire
PE25 1QY
Station telephone number
07444 890122
Station email address
Station contact
Paul Woolley
Station contact role
Station Manager
07900 613901
Summer opening
Open from: 
09:30
Open until: 
17:30
Days: 
Every Day
Notes: 
Summer watch times start on first day of British Summer Time.
Winter opening
Open from: 
10:00
Open until: 
16:00
Days: 
Every Day
Notes: 
Winter watch times commence at the end of British Summer Time.
Location
Latitude: 
53° 10.00' N
Longitude: 
000° 21.08' E
OS Reference: 
TF573659
Station Elevation: 
10m
What3Words: 
triathlon.teardrop.surveyed
Visual features of station
The station is a single storey purpose built building 35 feet by 10 feet. A 20 foot sign saying 'National Coastwatch' is visible from the sea. There are flags flown from the north east corner and the south east corner. An aerial array is at the north west corner. The building is blue in colour as seen from the sea.

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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