NCI Watches: January – June 2024

Last incident in 2023

This is a summary record of my NCI watch keeping periods and other NCI activities during January to June 2024 kept for my own records.

Date
No. Time Where+ With*
Comment
1st Jan 777 10-13 SP 336 1st two watches of 2023, a few swimmers who stayed in a very short time and came out pink… but weather not ideal!
778 13-16
7th Jan 779 13-16 SP 511,204 Induction of new Trainee, car park full on 1st sunny day of year
12th Jan 780 10-13 SP 549
20th Jan 781 13-16 SP 502 with watchkeeper back from Northern Lights cruise
21st Jan 782 10-13 SP 130 incident involving 2 “foil pumpers”
28th Jan 783 13-16 SP 511
29th Jan 784 13-16 SP 273a Monday watch! new trainee
4th Feb 785 13-16 SP 511,5011 with trainee
6th Feb 786 13-16 SP 189,5012
18th Feb 787 13-16 SP 511
24th Feb 788 13-16 SP 486
25th Feb 789 13-16 SP 255 Discussed Swallow Yachts!
2nd Mar 790 10-13 SP 153
3rd Mar 791 13-16 SP 511
4th Mar 792 10-13 SP 549
8th Mar 793 13-16 SP 100
10th Mar 794 13-16 SP 189 Trying to save CCTV files to memory stick
16th Mar 795 13-16 SP 188 Saved CCTV files to memory stick!
17th Mar 796 13-16 SP 405 foggy day
24th Mar 797 13-16 SP 405,274
31st Mar 798 12-15 SP 189 First pair of summertime watches, second with trainee.
799 15-18 496
1st April 800 09-12 SP 335 Emergency stand-in for ill watchkeeper
5th April 801 12-15 SP 415
802 15-18 210a “Rescued” Avon dinghy which drifted in during watch – given biscuit boxes by owners!
7th April 803 12-15 SP 502 With watchkeeper “getting in watches” before cruise break
804 15-18 502
12th April 805 15-18 SP 189 Fixing temporary AIS aerial
14th April 806 12-15 SP 501 Joystick connection to CCTV not working; folllowing storm on 8th/9th night beach has been breached before the D-Day remains
807 15-18 273a
15 April SP none At SP 0720 to 0840 trying to get connection into Joystick but failed.
18th April 11-1230 SP At SP getting CCTV joystick working
18 April 14-17 SP CPR/defibrillator course at Scout Hut
21st April 808 12-15 SP 312 Double watch – Sunday watches seem to be unpopular at the moment
809 15-18 511
27th April 810 15-18 SP 273 Morning started with Covid vaccination, then visited Exbury Gardens and picked up books from Calshot Tower before watch
28th April 811 12-15 SP 502 Double watch
812 15-18
01 May 813 15-18 SP 100
05 May 814 12-15 SP 413 Double watch. Wet weather, odd cloud/fog over hills near Sconce Point
815 15-18 412
07 May 816 12-15 SP 553 Watching “John” on his Prindle catamaran drifting back on the current in western Solent
12th May 817 12-15 SP 210a Sunday double watch
818 15-18 255
13th May 819 09-1130 SP 483 DFS assessment day. meeting in RNLI Calshot from around noon followed by trip down to Stone Point for “further assessment”
12-15 CT/SP
17th May 820 12-15 SP 165 Friday – double watch. Some unusual boats in morning + another helicopter practice.
821 15-18 425
18th May 822 09-12 SP 188 Round Island power boat race starting about 1230
19th May 823 12-15 SP 451b New (very) young trainee.
824 15-18 415
24th May 825 09-12 SP 355 Another Friday double watch!
826 12-15 189
25th May 828 15-18 SP 520 Day of the Emergency Services Day at Gang Warily and the Lepe Park Country Fair.  I was expecting to do a lone watch but a member of the previous watch stayed on for part of the time.
26th May 829 12-15 SP 157
27th May 830 09-12 SP 273a Monday double watch
831 12-15 511
31st May 832 12-15 SP 336 Went to Exbury gardens before the watch
1st June Ordered more Stone Point trifolds from printers in Southampton
2nd June 833 12-15 SP 100
3rd June 834 SP 157 D-Day Royal Dragoon Guards service before watch
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+CT = Calshot Tower, SP = Stone Point (Lepe Country Park)
*the index to people is password protected