NCI Cornwall has been awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, June 2010
The National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) is a voluntary organisation set up in 1994 to restore a visual watch along UK shores after many small Coastguard stations closed due to Government cutbacks. Since then over forty operational stations have been set up, keeping visual watch around the coastline of England and Wales.
The NCI Penzance station was opened in 2002 and we now maintain a visual and listening watch on maritime users in Mounts Bay, 365 days a year.
Our station is run by a team of dedicated volunteers, providing a service to all who use our coastal waters, footpaths and coastline. More volunteers are needed so that we can continue our valued work for our community, If you can help please contact us.