Welcome to The Needles NCI Website
Eyes Along The Isle of Wight Coast
National Coastwatch Institution (the NCI) is a volunteer organisation dedicated to preserving life at sea and along our coasts.
We are local volunteers who keep watch from the Coastguard Station at this iconic site.
Our role is to spot problems and be the local eyes and ears for helicopter, lifeboats and land-based coastguard assistance.
What We Do
We scan the water for kayaks, jet-skis, dinghies, yachts and fishing boats in difficulties. We report problems to the Coastguard who coordinate rescues.
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