Management and Brief History

Management 2020


Steering Group



Sir Philip Williams

Station Manager

Judy Clarke

DSM Ops/VHF Training

David Last

DSM Admin/Treasurer

Graeme Gemmill

DSM Charmouth

Mike Seaman



Station Management Committee(SMC)



SM Judy Clarke

Vice Chair

DSM Graeme Gemmill


DSM David Last


DSM Mike Seaman

Station Secretary

Clive Thomas

Property Manager

Peter Dakin

Members Rep

Alec Crawford

Members Rep

John Tassell

(Other Specialists by invitation)




Station Officers


Membership Secretary

Peter Merrick

Training Officer

Julie Read

Watchbill Officer

Richard Deubert

Technical Advisor

William Knapman

Planning Officer/H&S

Nic Cole


Gillian Palmer

Public Relations Officer

John Tassell


Debbie Phillips



2009 NCI Lyme Bay proposed by local residents

2010 first watches at Hive Beach

2012 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

14 February 2014 Original Lookout destroyed in a storm

February-July 2014 Temporary Lookout at Charmouth

July 2014 New Hive Beach Lookout fully operational

December 2016 Landline installed.


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.








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