Annual Statistics

Incident Analysis

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Total Number of Incidents 638 539 493 479 373 286 284
Incidents initiated by NCI 384 321 300 283 241 181 165
Incidents NCI participated 261 218 193 196 132 105 119
NCI initiated Lifeboat Rescue 242 222 218 102 101 75 69

Vessels Identified and Logged

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Commercial Vessels 205,860 223,486 230,790 200,201 184,975 157,493 187,486
Leisure Vessels 330,949 340,359 308,168 209,656 195,014 280,158 210,278
Military & Auxiliaries 6,919 6,048 6,713 6,587 6,667 7,200 7,582
Harbour Vessels etc. 26,500 26,698 20,391 19,001 19,819 16,447 15,300

Station Statistics

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
No. of Stations 56 53 50 51 49 49 50
No. of DFS 48 46 46 45 45 45 46
Percentage DFS 86 87 92 88 94 92 92
Total watchkeeper hours 280,514 265,139 262,408 246,430 240,283 213,774 219,116

Personnel Statistics

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Watchkeepers 2,419 2,132 2,093 1,997 1,865 1,839 1,798
Trainees 344 328 255 295 194 329 170
Cadets 0 0 7 0 0 0 2
Others in Support roles 53 63 57 48 221 0 353
Ladies as % of Membership 19 19 18 17 17 19 17
More than 10 yrs Service 292 248 372 229 61 128 360
More than 15 yrs Service 74 68 98 75 26 44 374
More than 20 yrs Service 23 8 29 11 1 1 0
More than 25 yrs Service 1 0 0 0 0 0

About

Currently 56 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The words National Coastwatch Institution and Eyes Along the Coast and the NCI logos are Registered Trademarks of NCI.

Contact


General enquiries
0300 111 1202

Media enquiries
0845 460 1202


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