41770

Date of Incident: 
04/05/2022
Station: 
NCI Portland Bill
Incident Summary: 
NCI observed a yacht towing a second larger yacht. The skipper of towing yacht was exhausted, and called several times on Ch65. Towed yacht then called and requested commercial sea rescue.
Sea rescue declined to help, HMCG contacted and AWLB was tasked. NCI tracked LB visually until out of sight, station was then closed.
RNLI: 
Yes
Initiated: 
NCI
MCA: 
Yes
MCA No.: 
n/a
Casualty Type: 
Sailing Vessel
Cause of Incident: 
Vessel - Requires Assistance

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Currently 57 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Fleetwood in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire. 

NCI watchkeepers provide the eyes and ears along the coast, monitoring radio channels and providing a listening watch in poor visibility. They are trained to deal with emergencies offering a variety of skills and experience, and full training by the NCI ensures that high standards are met.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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