Posted: 13.10.21 at 11:22 by Will Goddard
NCI (National Coastwatch Institution) Exmouth is appealing for information after its radio mast and newly erected flagpole were found damaged, and believed vandalised, last week.
The damage reportedly occurred on Friday 8 October after watchkeepers left at around 18.30pm, according to the charity.
Station Manager Ivor Jones said: “The newly erected flagpole on Coastwatch House was bent over as if it had been swung on and the radio mast on the roof, that would relay any mayday calls from marine traffic, had also been interfered with, so missed transmissions could put lives at risk”.
NCI Exmouth has asked anyone who has information relating to the incident to get in touch via email at [email protected]
or call police on 101.
Police can also be contacted via email at [email protected]
NCI Exmouth is a charity run by volunteers and works with HM Coastguard and the RNLI by keeping watch over the Exe estuary and Exmouth beach every day of the year.
You can find out more about the charity here.
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