Bass Point - QAVS

Welcome to the NCI Bass Point lookout station.

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

Visitor Policy
With the relaxation of Covid restrictions visitors are once again welcome at Bass Point but at the personal discretion of the duty watch keeper who, if permitting a visit, may ask for evidence of vaccination and request a mask be worn. If a visit is refused then watch keepers are more than prepared to explain the station and its function from the balcony or outside the entrance if operations permit.
Access

This station has restricted access, entry to the watchroom being by a near verticle set of wooden steps.

Operational capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to MRCC Falmouth
The Met Office Inshore Waters Forecast for Lyme Bay to the Isles of Scilly and current local weather and sea conditions at Bass Point are available by phone and VHF Channel 65 during watch hours and transmitted at 08:15 and 15:45.
Defibrillator Available: 
No
Station Telephone: 
01326 290212
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
Yes
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
06
08
16
63
67
73
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: 
Bass Point NCI
Other Watch Information: 
The station has an Aldis signalling lamp.
Visual Horizon: 
18 NM
Radar Horizon: 
24 NM

Station Info

Station Address
NCI Bass Point
The Lizard
Helston
Cornwall
TR12 7AP
Station telephone number
01326 290212
Station email address
Station contact
Peter Martin
Station contact role
Station Manager
07976 509124
Station website
Summer opening
Open from: 
09:00
Open until: 
17:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Until: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Winter opening
Open from: 
08:00
Open until: 
16:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Friday, October 1, 2021
Until: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022
Location
Latitude: 
49°57.76'N
Longitude: 
005°11.15' W
OS Reference: 
SW 716 119
Station Elevation: 
200Ft or 60.96M
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Visual features of station
The lookout is an old Coastguard lookout and has two flagstaffs. The lower level is painted white and the watchroom level is dark brown.
Other identifying features
The disused Lloyds Signal Station sits prominently on the skyline behind the lookout. It is a large white crenelated building fitted with a flagstaff on the roof and marked in large black letters with the word LLOYDS on the Western wall.

About

Currently 57 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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Cornwall, PL14 4AB