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

St Ives - QAVS

Welcome to NCI St Ives lookout station

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

Access : 

Follow the one way system through St Ives and along the sea front until you are opposite the Sloop Inn. Turn left into Fish Street, at the end, turn right into Back Roads. Take the first left into Island Road. The lookout is reached from the Island car park.

It is advisable to park out of town from March to November, unless on NCI duty.

Visitor Policy: 
Visitors welcome at the discretion of the duty watchkeeper.
Opening Hours

December - February (inclusive) 0800 - 1630
Except for December 25/26 and January 1st  0800 - 1600
March to June (inclusive) 0700 - 1800
July to August (inclusive) 0700 - 1900
September 0700 - 1800
October - November (inclusive) 0800 - 1700

Location
Latitude: 
50° 13.11' N
Longitude: 
005° 28.07' W
OS Reference: 
SW 521 411
Station Post Code: 
TR26 1NT
Station Elevation: 
100 feet
Visual features of station: 
The lookout is a white painted building perched high on the Island.
Local Hazards: 
The Stones reef is north of the tidal harbour, marked by a Northern Cardinal Buoy at 50° 15.7' N, 005° 25.5'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: 
01736 799398
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
Yes
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
DSC Watch: 
No
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
16
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: 
St Ives NCI
Visual Horizon: 
11.3 nautical miles
Radar Horizon: 
<16 nautical miles
Station Address
Primary Contact: 
Helen Simpson
Primary Contact role: 
Station Manager
Primary Contact Telephone: 
01736 740129
The Lookout
The Island
St Ives
Cornwall
TR26 1NT

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