TWO MPs toured a coastwatch station to see the important work volunteers do.
The National Coastwatch Station at the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour in Gosport keeps an eye out for vessels in trouble.
It hosted a visit by Fareham MP and Treasury Minister, Mark Hoban and Caroline Dinenage, the MP for Gosport.
Station manager, Richard McMinn, introduced them to his team and told the MPs about the development of the charity, from its modest beginnings at just one location in Cornwall 18 years ago, to its current position today with 46 coastal lookout stations fully operational in England and Wales.
Mr Hoban and Ms Dinenage promised to do all that they can to help raise the profile of the institution and promote public awareness of its work.