Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 5912
Alternatively select a specific year to see how many Incidents were reported for that Year.

During 2020 all NCI stations closed for two months at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. On re-opening most stations were single-manned for the rest of the year.

Please note: NCI Canvey Island was previously know as NCI Holehaven and moved location on Monday 18 October 2021. All NCI Canvey Island Incident Summaries before that date will be in respect of NCI Holehaven at its previous location.

Glossary of Terms
FAWGI = False Alarm With Good Intent, MoP = Member of the Public, NFA = No Further Action, HMCG, CG or MCA = Coastguard, MisPer = Missing Person
CRT = Coastguard Rescue Team, CGOC = Coast Guard Operations Centre, ILB/ALB/LB = Lifeboats, MV = Motor Vessel, MB = Motor Boat,
ML = Motor Launch, FV = Fishing Vessel, PB = Power Boat, PWC = Personal Water Craft ("Jet Ski"), RIB = Rigid Inflatable Boat,
VLCC = Very Large Crude Carrier, UKBF = UK Border Force
Incident No. Date of Incident Station Name Incident Summary Initiated by Lifeboat involved MCA MCA No.
10086 10/06/2010 NCI Skegness Involved in relaying info re yacht in possible trouble and VHF failure. Yacht towed in safely. NCI Yes Yes 1963
10085 09/06/2010 NCI Mablethorpe Assisted in reuniting child with lost parents. Police and lifeguards involved. NCI No Yes 1947
10084 08/06/2010 NCI Skegness Requested by MRCC to monitor FV tow of another off the beach. Tow successful. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 202989
10083 06/06/2010 NCI Shoreham Reported injured swimmer on beach. Ambulance casevac to hospital. NCI No Yes 2189
10082 06/06/2010 NCI St Agnes Head Requested by CG to monitor windsurfer with child aboard. Reported target returned safely. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes
10081 05/06/2010 NCI Shoreham Reported MoP handing in old firearm. Police attended to remove. NCI No No
10080 03/06/2010 NCI Prawle Point Helped to relay telephone and Chan.Zero info from disabled yacht and LB to CG.Yacht towed in by ILB NCI Yes Yes 202239
10079 31/05/2010 NCI Newhaven CG requested monitoring of disabled speedboat. Reported casualty now under tow. MCA/HMCG No Yes 2034
10078 31/05/2010 NCI Skegness Reported quadbikes to police behaving irresponsibly close to children. PC visited Station to check. NCI No No 256
10074 30/05/2010 NCI Portland Bill Co-operated with CG to confirm boat reported in difficulties by MoP was in fact safe. NCI No Yes 201625
10073 30/05/2010 NCI Southend Co-operated with CG and LB to rescue kite surfer in difficuties. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 1813
10077 30/05/2010 NCI Shoreham Reported drifting inflatable with 5 MoP. Port Authority RIB attended to tow in safely. NCI Yes No
10076 30/05/2010 NCI Skegness Involved in identifying possible kitesurfer in difficulties. ILB identified other debris. Kite no longer visible RNLI Yes Yes 1758
10075 30/05/2010 NCI Peveril(Dont Use) Reported disabled speedboat close offshore. ILB attended to tow in safely. NCI Yes Yes
10072 28/05/2010 NCI Wooltack Point Involved in missing diver search.Told to use Chan.16 to co-ordinate.Diver recovered by helo after 4 hrs MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 201296
10071 28/05/2010 NCI Nells Point Reported small yacht in near gale possibly at risk. THV also involved.Yacht returned safely if inefficently NCI No Yes 1368
10070 28/05/2010 NCI Skegness Requested by CG to monitor yacht in possible difficulty. Reported vessel now underway. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 1726
10069 26/05/2010 NCI Skegness Reported hydraulic oil container on beach to local Council and HMCG NFA NCI No No
10068 24/05/2010 NCI Fleetwood Reported debris and oil slick close inshore. CG assessed as now come ashore. NFA NCI No Yes 1154
10067 23/05/2010 NCI Peveril(Dont Use) Reported unidentified object in water and assisted in investigation of party baloon by passing craft. NCI No Yes
10066 23/05/2010 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea CG requested info on MoP cut off by tide.Confirmed that she was rescued by canoe and ILB cancelled. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
10065 23/05/2010 NCI Skegness Involved in monitoring drifting inflatable. Returned unaided but ILB attended to advise. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 200697
10064 20/05/2010 NCI St Alban's Head Assisted in search for missing boy on coast path.CG and Police attended. Police found Boy in village.NFA NCI No Yes 1773
10063 17/05/2010 NCI Skegness Reported major smoke pall to Fire Service. Checked and reported as controlled burn. NFA NCI No Yes 2592
10062 17/05/2010 NCI Teignmouth Relayed MoP report of injured Guide Dog. CG Mobile attended. Dog casevac to Vet. NCI No Yes 1647
10061 16/05/2010 NCI Portland Bill Monitored and reported on MV requesting assistance. Towed in by LB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 1727
10058 15/05/2010 NCI Gosport Reported and assisted in rescue of capsized canoe.GAFIRS LB HM Patrolparamedic attended NCI Yes Yes 1689
10060 15/05/2010 NCI Skegness Relayed MoP report of chemical hazard on beach. Police attended to remove. NCI No Yes 139
10059 15/05/2010 NCI Skegness Requested by CG to monitor deer being worried by dogs. RSPCA informed. Deer moved out of sight MCA/HMCG No Yes 199573
10057 12/05/2010 NCI Mablethorpe Assisted in search for missing child. Child found safe and well. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 199283
10056 12/05/2010 NCI Nells Point Assisted in search for missing person. Found on Barry Island. MCA/HMCG No Yes 1145
10055 04/05/2010 NCI Froward Point Reported visually empty MB drifting for 30 mins. ILB paged but crew appeared and launch cancelled. NCI Yes Yes 1496
10054 02/05/2010 NCI Peveril(Dont Use) Reported downed windsurfer in rip tide. Checked his conditionwhen he made it ashore. NFA NCI No Yes
10053 02/05/2010 NCI Stepper Point Assisted in recovery by ILB of downed windsurfer. Monitored second surfer to shore. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
10052 02/05/2010 NCI Wooltack Point Relayed unanswered FV PanPan and monitored recovery by LB. NCI Yes Yes 198302
10051 02/05/2010 NCI St Ives Requested by MRCC to monitor and fix swamped dory. ALB attended to rescue crew. Dory lost. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 198378
10050 02/05/2010 NCI Teignmouth Reported capsized catamaran. LB launched to rescue crew. NCI Yes Yes 1455
10049 30/04/2010 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Relayed MoP report of stranded child in dinghy. CG attended. Child recovered by dredger RIB. NFA NCI No Yes 351
10048 29/04/2010 NCI Portland Bill Reported AIS/radar contact lost on FV. CG confirmed still I contact and thanked for watch. NFA NCI No Yes
10047 28/04/2010 NCI Rame Head Relayed MoP report of stranded children. ILB attended and advised waiting for ebbing tide. NFA NCI Yes Yes 1405


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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