Coastwatch Redcar is run and managed by a team of dedicated volunteers. They come from a variety of backgrounds, Education, Police Force, Armed Forces, Fishing Industry, RNLI, Offshore Industry, Merchant Navy, Engineering and many more.


Maritime experience is not a priority as full training is provided with no pressure on hours attended, however some knowledge of safety at sea would be an advantage.


Our station is equipped with VHF Radio, AIS, Radar, Visual Aids, Local Radio Comms., CCTV and other equipment relative to the nature of our work.

When training is complete volunteers are expected to work either a 2 or 4 hour watch any day throughout a seven day week.


We have excellent facilities at the station and if you are interested in joining our team give us a ring or call in the station for a chat and see how we work. The station is manned from 0800hrs to 1600hrs every day throughout the year.

Tracking a vessel on radar around the notorious Redcar Rocks, over the centuries many a ship has foundered on these scars. Some of the remains of these wrecks can be seen on low spring tides.

The Redcar Rocks at low spring tide. In the distance and to the left of the image is West Scar, moving to the right is a narrow passage through the scars called the Luff Way then Salt Scar where two wrecks from the early part of WW2, the Fairplay 2 and the Montauban are indicated on Admiralty Charts. To the centre of the image is High Stone, then moving right again are The Flashes with East Scar just to the right and slightly out of sight.

COASTWATCH REDCAR is a registered charity and is supported entirely by public donations

Charity No. 1177709.

If you feel you can support us please donate through our website, facebook, by post or by calling in the station.

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Patrons: -       Redcar RNLI       Norman Evans MBE      David Jamilly (Theme Traders)       Cleveland Cascades Ltd

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