Coastwatch Monitoring Put On Hold

Scilly’s Coastwatch, the group that intends to monitor the sea area around the islands from the top of the Telegraph tower, will put operations on hold until next year.

Organisers hoped to find at least twelve volunteers to monitor sea movements on a rota. As there weren’t enough volunteers to operate a daily summertime service, the project launched with four-hour long Sunday sessions.

Leader Murray Hodgson said they only had two watches and numbers dwindled to three volunteers. Murray says a new recruit has approached him, but some keen helpers have since left the islands.

He’d like to hear from anyone who would like to help out as they intend to relaunch next year should more people come forward.

 



One Response to Coastwatch Monitoring Put On Hold

  1. Stuart August 30, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Perhaps it’s about time that the coast watch people called it a day.
    There is a reason why the real coast guard no longer use this tower for watching the coast and that’s because of all the technological advances in radar, radio and gps, watching the sea through binoculars is redundant.