NCI Watches: Jan – Jun 2018

This is a summary record of my NCI watch keeping periods and other NCI activities during January to June 2018 kept for my own records.

Date
No. Time With*
Comment
1st Jan
123 11-14 560, 380 380 (still training) acted as Watch Leader while I supervised
7th Jan
124 11-14 440, 560 Ultimate 20 racing yacht capsized [diary entry]
14th Jan
125 11-14 440,180
21st Jan
126 11-14 530, 560 copied photos from the Tower camera, grey day!
28th Jan
127 11-14 440, 220
4th Feb
128 11-14 440, 380
6th Feb
met RS before 1400 watch to get photos from camera; ended up going up Tower to explain camera settings
11th Feb
129 11-14 440,560,500 440 instructing 500
18th Feb
130 11-14 560, 640 fishing boat trawling close inshore.
25th Feb
131 11-14 560,700,430 As I arrived two Fisheries Officers were entering the Tower and I went up to the ops. room to chat with them. Then (to my surprise) was given annual assessment .
18th Mar
132 11-14 560,220
25th Mar
133 12-16 700,560 (photo of a racing yacht passing the Tower)
30th Mar
134 12-16 130,610 middle watch on Good Friday
1st Apr
135 12-16 560 Yarmouth lifeboat passes the Tower plus an RAF Centenary parade.
6th Apr
136 08-12 290 needed a watchkeeper for first shift on a Friday so decided to step in
8th Apr
137 12-16 540,640,430  drizzle, quiet, instruction for 430, fishermen protesting off South Sea
15th Apr
138 12-16 560 grey, rain, RNLI exercise on previous watch, BC23 53, and wayfarers [diary entry]
21st Apr
Incidents with VHF trial training course
22nd Apr
139 12-16 275,560 18′ skiff capsizes during landing; survey ship Edda Fonn 
29th Apr
140 12-16 220,640 “Prolific” both outbound and inbound. “Inspiration” (SU10) looking very smart. A UASC Container ship the “Al Nefud” and the RV “Callista” 
6th May
141 12-16 530,560
13th May
142 12-16 560,565 The CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin inbound and a low tide? 
20th May
143 12-16 560 A smart cruising yacht, an 18′ skiff, and a new? junk rigged yacht. 
27th May
144 12-16 470,640
3rd June
145 12-16 560 A photo of BC23 sail number 53 
8th June
146 08-12 155 1st watch on Friday morning
10th June
147 12-16 560 A tall masted yacht, Round the Island Wayfarer, and foam on the water! 
15th June
148 08-12 205,330 1st watch on Friday morning, Blade Runner Two, Jolie Brise, and the new “junk”! 
17th June
149 12-16 530 Offshore Model Racing Association at Calshot [diary entry] and the City of St Petersberg – a “shapely” car carrier! 
23rd June
150 12-16 410,272 Middle watch on Saturday. Thundercat racing and a YM Senior [diary entry] . Also an “Oppie” regatta at Warsash and coaching Oppies at Calshot – 97 oppies counted! 
24th June
151 12-16 530 Quiet watch except at end when cat with twisted spinnaker, and a pan-pan from someone possibly in the water!
29th June
152 08-12 440,115 1st watch on a Friday! A rather unusual “sqare rigger” and Seafin outbound from the Hamble 

*the index to people is password protected