Incident Summaries

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 7762
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-crewed 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.
6100 16/05/2006 NCI Skegness Assisted search for missing child. Child recovered. NCI No Yes
6099 16/05/2006 NCI Stepper Point Monitored FV TRUE LIGHT tow by FV BOY DARREN NCI No No
6101 15/05/2006 NCI St Ives Reported injured climber NCI No Yes
6102 14/05/2006 NCI Mundesley NCI monitors and reports pipeline flotation module. Gas terminal guardboat recovery MCA/HMCG No No
6103 06/05/2006 NCI Stepper Point Assisted distressed Belgium lady who had been accosted NCI No No
6104 04/05/2006 NCI Prawle Point Reported disabled yacht. Assisting yacht also disabled. ALB towed in. NCI Yes Yes
6105 20/04/2006 NCI Prawle Point Broken down sports boat spotted reported towed in by another NCI No Yes
6106 19/04/2006 NCI Prawle Point Broken down sports boat reported. Towed in by another yacht NCI No Yes
6107 17/04/2006 NCI Prawle Point Relayed Pan Pan call to MRCC. Yacht towed in by another. NCI No Yes
6108 16/04/2006 NCI Exmouth Involved in ILB recovery of MB with u/s engine NCI No Yes
6110 14/04/2006 NCI St Alban's Head CG requested check on panpan yacht position. MCA/HMCG No Yes
6109 14/04/2006 NCI St Alban's Head CG requested info on drifting buoy. Updates passed for three hours MCA/HMCG No Yes
6111 08/04/2006 NCI Mundesley NCI relays MoP reports of corrosive drums on beach. ACG and Fire Bde attended. NCI No No
6112 04/04/2006 NCI Portland Bill CG requests info on drifting yacht. Info passed. MCA/HMCG No Yes
6113 01/04/2006 NCI Teignmouth Reported MB aground. Lifeboat attended. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
6114 30/03/2006 NCI Mundesley NCI reported FVs in restricted zone around pipe-laying vessel. nfa NCI No No
6115 27/03/2006 NCI Newhaven CG requested check on windsurfer in trouble. He was not. MCA/HMCG No Yes
6116 26/03/2006 NCI Exmouth Info to CG negated potential ILB call-out to windsurfer MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
6117 25/03/2006 NCI St Alban's Head Assisted search for missing person. Walkers advised to be aware. MCA/HMCG No Yes
6118 04/03/2006 NCI Portland Bill Portland CG requested lookout for Powerboat with Fuel shortage refuelled on course for Solent MCA/HMCG No Yes
6119 28/02/2006 NCI Folkestone Requested on Chan. Zero by DCG to monitor ALB assistance to yacht MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
6120 26/02/2006 NCI Stepper Point Reported grounded FV. ALB attended MCA/HMCG No Yes
6121 16/02/2006 NCI Mundesley CG requested info on drifting dinghy. Dinghy recovered by offshore rescue boat. MCA/HMCG No Yes
6122 15/02/2006 NCI Portland Bill Major involvement in arrest of stolen MB. Police CG RNLI on scene MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
6123 14/02/2006 NCI Stepper Point Monitoring recovery of grounded RNLI Support boat MCA/HMCG No Yes
6124 11/02/2006 NCI Penzance Yacht drifting inshore CG team & ILB attended MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
6125 10/02/2006 NCI Portland Bill Co-op with CG over chemicals on footpath. Contact initiated by CG. MCA/HMCG No Yes
6126 02/02/2006 NCI Penzance Reported red flare from yacht ILB attended MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
6127 27/01/2006 NCI Penzance Reported MFV in difficulties. ALB attended MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
6128 16/01/2006 NCI Exmouth Brixham CG requested observation of Windsurfer MCA/HMCG No Yes
6129 12/01/2006 NCI Newhaven CG requested to check report of upturned boat. It was a tree. MCA/HMCG No Yes
6130 10/01/2006 NCI Penzance Monitored & reported windsurfer in rough seas MCA/HMCG No Yes
6131 05/01/2006 NCI Penzance AuxCG in Station to assist search for missing person MCA/HMCG No Yes
6132 02/01/2006 NCI Newhaven One person cut off by tide GC Team attended MCA/HMCG No Yes
9237 05/10/2005 NCI Polruan Relayed telephone call from disabled dinghy to Harbourmaster.HM dory attended to tow in. No No
11006 11/01/2001 NCI Bass Point Reported tanker anchored over submarine cables to CG and BT Marine Liaison. Tanker moved on. NCI No Yes
10130 11/01/2000 NCI Nells Point Assisted in clarifying possible incidents for LB to check and recover one sunken dinghy. No casualties MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2111
9132 NCI Canvey Island Assisted disabled FV to conatct CG.Towed in by LB. NCI Yes No


Currently almost 60 National Coastwatch stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteer watchkeepers around the British Isles from Fleetwood in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Filey in North Yorkshire. 

National Coastwatch 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 National Coastwatch ensures that high standards are met.








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