Annual Statistics

Incident Analysis

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Total Number of Incidents 539 493 479 373 286 284 283
Incidents initiated by NCI 321 300 283 241 181 165 176
Incidents NCI participated 218 193 196 132 105 119 107
NCI initiated Lifeboat Rescue 222 218 102 101 75 69 60

Vessels Identified and Logged

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Commercial Vessels 223,486 230,790 200,201 184,975 157,493 187,486 205,510
Leisure Vessels 340,359 308,168 209,656 195,014 280,158 210,278 302,396
Military & Auxiliaries 6,048 6,713 6,587 6,667 7,200 7,582 8,473
Harbour Vessels etc. 26,698 20,391 19,001 19,819 16,447 15,300 13,899

Station Statistics

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
No. of Stations 53 50 51 49 49 50 48
No. of DFS 46 46 45 45 45 46 43
Percentage DFS 87 92 88 94 92 92 90
Total watchkeeper hours 265,139 262,408 246,430 240,283 213,774 219,116 221,636

Personnel Statistics

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Watchkeepers 2,132 2,093 1,997 1,865 1,839 1,798 1,772
Trainees 328 255 295 194 329 170 178
Cadets 0 7 0 0 0 2 3
Others in Support roles 63 57 48 221 0 353 178
Ladies as % of Membership 19 18 17 17 19 17 16
More than 10 yrs Service 248 372 229 61 128 360 268
More than 15 yrs Service 68 98 75 26 44 374 309
More than 20 yrs Service 8 29 11 1 1 0 0
More than 25 yrs Service 0 0 0 0 0

About

Currently 56 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2500 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Rossall  Point 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.

Contact


General enquiries
0300 111 1202

Media enquiries
0845 460 1202


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Cornwall, PL14 4AB