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NCI Wooltack Point seeks volunteer watchkeepers

The National Coastwatch Institute (NCI) at Wooltack Point is calling upon community members to step forward and volunteer for a crucial role in safeguarding coastal waters. Situated on the rugged coastline of Pembrokeshire, Wooltack Point serves as a vital lookout station, offering eyes and ears along the shoreline to ensure the safety of seafarers and beachgoers alike.

With a mission to prevent incidents and provide assistance in times of need, the NCI Wooltack Point station relies on the dedication and vigilance of volunteers. The organization is currently seeking individuals who are passionate about maritime safety and eager to make a tangible difference in their community.

Volunteers at Wooltack Point play a pivotal role in monitoring marine traffic, spotting potential hazards, and communicating with emergency services when necessary. From keeping watch for vessels in distress to assisting with search and rescue operations, these volunteers serve as an invaluable asset to the local maritime community.

In addition to their duties as watchkeepers, volunteers receive comprehensive training from the NCI to operate VHF radio, vessel recognition systems, powerful optics/cameras and weather stations, equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to fulfill their responsibilities effectively.

Those interested in volunteering are encouraged to reach out to the NCI Wooltack Point station by telephone (01646 795195) or email ([email protected]) for more information on how to get involved. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor, a coastal enthusiast, or simply someone who cares about their community, volunteering with the NCI offers a rewarding experience that makes a real difference in the lives of those who rely on the sea for work or recreation.