National Coastwatch - Southend NCI

Mobile 07815 945210


Latitude: 51° 31' 59.88" N
Longitude: 0° 48’ 32" E


Latitude: 51.5333 N

Longitude: 000.8053 E

VHF Channel 65

OS Reference:

TQ 9466 8533

Station Post Code:


“What three words”


Station Elevation:

30 feet/10 meters

Station Opening hours

Days: Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

From: 09:00

Until: 17:00

During July and August station hours are extended to cover:  

From 0900


NCI Southend Announcement

We have resumed watchkeeping hours as from 16th May 2020 Our hours remain the same as before; Saturdays, Sundays and Bank holidays, from 0900 until 1700 changing to 0900 to 1800 during July and August. So if we can help in any way, call the Watch station on 07815 945210 during opening hours.

If you are interested in joining our team, why not call the above number when the station is open or 07881 688881 at other times for more details.

Alan Richards

There are many occasions when you see a flag flying at half-mast from a building. Most of us know what this means, but very few of us know the real reason for this public display of respect.

Here at NCI Southend, we shall be flying our flag at half-mast on Thursday 13th August, because that is the day of the funeral service of our past chairman, Alan Richards, who passed away on Friday 24th July 2020.

Alan was one of the founders of NCI Worms Head on the Gower Peninsula in Wales, then Station Manager; he later joined the national team on the Advisory Board, became a Trustee and served as NCI Chairman for five years. Alan had been poorly for a while but had rallied and was home from hospital for a few weeks. Unfortunately, he suffered a relapse and slipped away peacefully - still at home as he preferred. Alan had NCI in his blood, he was an astute, unflappable leader and an excellent ambassador for the Charity. We shall miss him very much