The National Coastwatch Institution

The objective of the National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) is to assist in the protection and preservation of life at sea and along the United Kingdom coastline.

For local maritime information, current weather conditions and sea state and radio checks please call us on Maritime VHF Channel 65.

 

This year so far:

436

Incidents
reported

61

stations

2778

watchkeepers

118675

watch
hours

LATEST
NEWS

Keep up to date with all the latest news from National Coastwatch.

Find a Station

Currently almost 60 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 in the North East.