NCI Watches: July – December 2022

This is a summary record of my NCI watch keeping periods and other NCI activities during July to December 2022 kept for my own records.

Date
No. Time Where+ With*
Comment
2nd July
550 13-16 SP 506
3rd July
551 13-16 SP 502
8th July
552 10-13 SP 547 Spent much of time helping in new station (UHF radio contact with trainee in station). Power off and being connected to new station.
9th July
553 13-16 SP 275 First watch in new station. Near end of watch noticed battery was not charging – after fixed left cupboard door open to allow air past the charger which was delivering over 6A to recharge battery.
10th July
554 13-16 SP 520 Calm sunny day but on Beach Patrol saw inflatable dinghy with 3 kids drifting E from spit. Fortunately mother turned up and managed to wade to them before I had to call CG.
15th July
555 13-16 SP 100 Realised main disadvantage of new station position is we can’t see kayaks and wind surfers preparing to launch!
16th July
556 13-16 SP 188 Hot weather, arrived early expecting crowds but car park not full
19th July
557 10-13 SP 187
22nd July
558 10-13 SP 453 Double shift (by accident?!)
559 13-16 SP 630
23rd July
560 13-16 SP 520 Lymington CRT visited. Incident where “dismasted yacht” turned out to be broken down speed boat
26th July
am SP Lowered Rain gauge etc. on new higher anemometer mast
28th July
561 13-16 SP 493
30th July
562 13-16 SP 330 Saturday – Day 1 of Cowes week 
1st Aug
563 10-13 SP 453 Monday – Day 3 of Cowes Week Gave pm watchkeeper annual assessment
564 13-16 SP 543
2nd Aug
565 10-13 SP 585 Tuesday – Day 4 of Cowes Week
4th Aug
566 10-13 SP 486 Thursday (day 6 of Cowes Week)
5th Aug
567 13-16 SP 140 Friday (last day Cowes week) Incident where we tracked yacht to Lymington & back for HMCG
6th Aug
568 13-16 SP 275 gave surprise assessment!
12th Aug
569 13-16 SP 140
13th Aug
570 13-16 SP 520
16th Aug
571 13-16 SP 225
19th Aug
10-12 SP Navico radar demonstration at SP
20th Aug
572 10-12 SP 520 Force 5-6 winds and people on spit with inflatables
21st Aug
573 13-16 SP 277 Calls from HMCG + Hamble LB radio check + B&D kayakers return from Gurnard
26th Aug
574 13-16 SP 273 7 year old girl missing, I found her at end of the D-Day ruins
27th Aug
574 13-16 SP 335 (Saturday)
29th Aug
575 10-13 SP 577 Double watch
578 13-16 290
1st Sept
576 10-13 SP 290 Double watch
577 13-16 140
3rd Sept
578 13-16 SP 505 Quiet, HMCG trying to track down pan-pan call
4th Sept
579 13-16 SP 100
6th Sept
580 13-16 SP 202 New trainee – second watch
8th Sept
581 13-16 SP 188 very quiet watch – few people in park or on water
10th Sept
582 13-16 SP 486 Incident with 2 paddle boarders
17th Sept
583 13-16 SP 275
18th Sept
584 13-16 SP 502
19th Sept
585 12-16 CT 690
20th Sept
586 13-16 SP 205
23rd Sept
587 13-16 SP 486
24th Sept
588 10-13 SP 503 Double watch- morning with trainee on his first watch
589 13-16 277
26th Sept
590 13-16 SP 451a New Trainee
29th Sept
591 12-16 CT 627 Filling in at Calshot for cancelled watch
1st Oct
592 13-16 SP 511 Force 5 to 6 winds and serious yachting accident near Cowes but not involved
2nd Oct
593 13-16 SP 630
6th Oct
594 10-13 SP 511 Double watch, afternoon with trainee. We were having trouble filling watches at this time (soon after the schools summer holidays) hence I did several watches
595 13-16 509
7th Oct
596 13-16 SP 205
8th Oct
597 10-13 SP 511
9th Oct
598 13-16 SP 630
13th Oct
599 10-13 SP 175 with new trainee with much relevant experience!
15th Oct
600 13-16 SP 503 with trainee
17th Oct
601 10-13 SP 486 Curious zig-zag pattern in the clouds
21st Oct
602 13-16 SP Lone watch
22nd Oct
10-12 AGM, I become DSM (NCI Stone Point)
603 13-16 SP 503
25th Oct
604 13-16 SP 506
30th Oct
605 13-16 SP 503
 1st Nov ~05:00 SP Went to SP after Halloween Storm to check anemo mast!
3rd Nov
606 13-16 SP 505+165 Three person watch, one a trainee!
6th Nov
607 13-16 SP 275 Some heavy downpours during watch
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no hours SP/CT with comment
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no hours SP/CT with comment

+CT = Calshot Tower, SP = Stone Point (Lepe Country Park)
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