Our NCI Fleetwood station resumed limited lookout operations in July of this year.
National policy for the NCI mandates that we conduct single-manned watches to respect the government restrictions currently in place. In order to comply with this policy we have implemented a reduced watch period of 3 hours for the watchkeepers. Accordingly our current manning is from 1100 to 1700 each day split into 2 x 3hour watch periods.
Since returning to duty we have been involved in 5 incidents all of which had the potential to become very serious for the individuals concerned.
For the boating community, please remember we are available on Marine Channel 65 for radio checks and actual weather reports from our station weather equipment.