NCI Watches: Jan – June 2020

This is a summary record of my NCI watch keeping periods and other NCI activities during January to March 2020 kept for my own records. On 18th March all NCI Stations were closed due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak.

No. Time Where+ With*
1st Jan
273 08-11 CT 495 New Years day watch
4th Jan
274 10-13 SP 125
5th Jan
275 13-16 SP 290
10th Jan
10-11 CT Showing Dan Snow around Calshot Tower
11th Jan
276 13-16 SP 585
12th Jan
277 10-13 SP 130
18th Jan
278 13-16 SP 330 Calm day, beautiful sunset [Diary Entry]
25th Jan
08-13 Lepe classroom Help deliver training course 3
279 13-16 SP 720 after the class session!
1st Feb
280 13-16 SP 545
2nd Feb
281 13-16 SP 520
9th Feb
Both CT and SP closed – storm Ciara, no access to CAC or Lepe Park
15th Feb
282 13-15 SP 325 gale force winds, only leeward shutter open, storm Dennis; park closed at 1500
16th Feb
SP Lepe Park closed up to noon, I visited pm to check all OK after Dennis
21st Feb
283 08-11 CT 212,185,485 3 CG visited (only 2 reached ops room); went with them to Lepe after watch
22nd Feb
284 10-13 SP 205 Gale force winds at first, only one shutter open; then cleared upbefore 2nd watch came on.
24th Feb
180-20 Cafe Committee Meeting
6th Mar
285 08-11 CT 185,225 With new Trainee (225)
7th Mar
286 10-13 SP 187 Force 6 gusting 7 but had shutters open. Capsized sailing boat IoW side, had safety rib but were taking time to get it upright. Disappearing into mist so called CG who tasked Yarmouth LB but nothing found so assume they sorted themselves.
14th Mar
09-12 Lepe Classroom Sat in on Leadership course as Training Team member
287 13-16 SP 452,102 New trainee, ex-Merchant Marine
15th Mar
288 10-13 SP 130 Force 6 but shutters open, virus precautions in force
18th Mar
Virus closes all NCI Stations
14th June
289 10-13 SP 130 Buddy – spent time watching Spit from other side of Solent rescue
27th June
290 10-13 SP 100 Buddy – in car (rain and wind) then walked to Stansore Point when it cleared

+CT = Calshot Tower, SP = Stone Point (Lepe Country Park)
*the index to people is password protected