Torbay - QAVS

Welcome to the NCI Torbay station.

Visitor Policy
Visitors are most welcome at the lookout although, when an incident is ongoing, this may not always be convenient and the duty watchkeeper may ask visitors to call back later. New members:- if you are interested in joining Torbay NCI please contact the Membership Officer Chris Arkel on 07957 866978
Access

The Station is located adjacent to the coastal footpath between Torquay Harbour and Daddyhole Plain. Access to the lookout Tower is via a set of external steps.

Local Hazards
Generally none. However, approach to the Tower from the West is via the relatively uneven coastal path. Access to the Tower from Daddyhole Plain car-park does require walking across the grassed surface of the Plain. Sometimes especially after heavy rain, the grass can be a little boggy.
Operational capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to NMOC Fareham
Current weather and sea conditions are available by telephone during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
Mounted externally available 24 x7 call number displayed on unit for instructions
Station Telephone: 
01803 411145
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
Yes
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
CCTV Watch: 
Yes
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
09
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: 
Torbay NCI
Visual Horizon: 
16.70 nautical miles
Radar Horizon: 
10.45 nautical miles

Station Info

Station Address
Daddyhole Plain
Meadfoot
Torquay
Devon
TQ1 2EQ
Station telephone number
01803 411145
Station email address
Station contact
Andy Milner
Station contact role
Station Manager
07770 923098
Summer opening
Open from: 
10:00
Open until: 
19:00
Days: 
Every Day
Notes: 
Summer watches are kept from the start of BST. 10.00 - 18.00
Winter opening
Open from: 
10:00
Open until: 
16:00
Days: 
Every Day
Notes: 
Winter watches begin at the end of BST.
Location
Latitude: 
50° 27.29' N
Longitude: 
003° 30.89' W
OS Reference: 
SX926628
Station Elevation: 
246'/75 meters
What3Words: 
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Visual features of station
The lookout is a pale blue tower and has a flagstaff. Next to a purpose built visitor centre to match the Tower
Other identifying features
Surrounded by security railings.

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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