Exmouth Coastwatch is aware of the number of vessels leaving Exmouth earlier in the mornings and returning in the evenings outside our usual operating hours so, from 1 July until 3 September, the Tower will be open from 0830 until 1900. It is hoped these extended hours will provide an improved service to both the boating community and beach users of the Exe estuary.
John Davies was presented with his 10 year certificate and badge and announced his retirement - our thanks to him for his contribution to Exmouth NCI as a watchkeeper and trainer. Our latest watchkeeper, Gary Sherman, was presented with his certificate and epaulettes. And welcome to Rena Evans who has recently joined.
Local Notices to Mariners
The Port of Exeter extends from Blackaller weir in the heart of the City to the safe water mark a mile or so out at sea off Exmouth . Exeter City Council is responsible for marking a navigation channel from the sea to just above Topsham. The Port area is subject to a maximum speed limit of 10 knots in the estuary and off shore. From time to time Local Notices to Mariners (Local NTM) are issued to alert water users of any activities which may affect their passage in the river and the estuary.
Incident - Kitesurfer In Water
Congratulations to Gary Sherman on completing his assessment - welcome to the ever increasing band of Watchkeepers.