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Watchkeeping to re-commence from Needles Lookout

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Trustees have made the decision to re open the watch in light of Government easing of the “lockdown”

National Coastwatch will re-commence watchkeeping from Needles Lookout at 09:00 this Saturday, 16th May.

Having been forced to close owing to the current epidemic the Trustees have made the decision to re open the watch in light of Government easing of the “lockdown” provisions and the return of significant commercial and leisure vessel movements.

To safeguard the health of volunteers the station will be single manned but with a “remote” buddy on call to assist if necessary.

The local management have a robust risk management to ensure compliance with best practice in maintaining a safe environment

Boat owners will be able to contact NCI on VHF Channel 65 for current weather and sea state, radio and AIS checks.