Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 5260
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.

Glossary of Terms
FAWGI = False Alarm With Good Intent, MoP = Member of the Public, NFA = No Further Action, HMCG, CG or MCA = Coastguard,
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.
9145 19/07/2009 NCI Skegness Reported disabled FV.Lifeguards and LB attended to tow safely in. NCI Yes Yes 2406
9144 19/07/2009 NCI Newhaven Monitored possible hoax call whilst LB searched datum for boy in water.Assessed as hoax. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3174
9142 18/07/2009 NCI Nells Point Reported fisherman possibly cut offby tide. Monitored situation until low water at 2000A. NCI No Yes 167896
9139 18/07/2009 NCI Worms Head Assisted injured MoP. CG and Air ambulance casevac to hospital. NCI No Yes 167865
9143 18/07/2009 NCI Exmouth CG requested info on dinghy in posible distress.Nothing sighted.NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes
9138 16/07/2009 NCI Prawle Point Monitoring and reporting on disabled yacht close inshore.Casualty towed in by ILB.NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3004
9137 13/07/2009 NCI Folkestone Reported unusual light source to police.Confirmed as wrecked car. NFA NCI No No
9136 13/07/2009 NCI Newhaven Monitored small RIB in possible danger.Landed safely.NFA NCI No Yes 3049
9135 13/07/2009 NCI Skegness Involved in recovery of inflatable in difficulties.Lifeguards attended until craft beached. NCI Yes Yes
9134 13/07/2009 NCI Prawle Point Assisted via Channel Zero in recovery of beached yacht by ALB.Casualty towed in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 167258
9133 12/07/2009 NCI Teignmouth Reported disabled jetski.Lifeguard and LB attended to tow in. NCI Yes Yes 167135
9141 11/07/2009 NCI Holehaven Assisted disabled FV to contact CG.Towed safely in by LB. NCI Yes Yes 2641
9140 10/07/2009 NCI Teignmouth Relayed and investigatd MoP report of unattended fishing gear. Reported to police. No sightings. NFA NCI No No
9131 10/07/2009 NCI Newhaven To CG enquiry confirmed false alarm on yacht with good intent. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 166778
9130 09/07/2009 NCI Worms Head Assisted in casevac of schoolgirl on DoE exercise with breathing problems.CG attended. NCI No Yes 2068
9129 08/07/2009 NCI Exmouth Monitored grounded yacht on ebbing tide.ILB attended but unable to assist.Refloated on flood. NCI Yes Yes 2863
9128 08/07/2009 NCI Boscastle CG requested assistance to locate possible flare report.ILB and helo attended. No casualty found. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
9127 07/07/2009 NCI Nells Point Reported car fallen over the cliff.CG Police and recovery unit attended. No occupants found. NCI No Yes 2040
9126 06/07/2009 NCI Folkestone Assisted CG and LB to recover body at base of cliffs. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
9125 05/07/2009 NCI Mablethorpe Reported lost child.CG attended.Stood down 26 mins later child presumed located. NCI No Yes 166034
9124 05/07/2009 NCI Southend Assisted in location of rogue unmanned jetski for recovery by lifeboats. NCI Yes Yes 2511
9123 04/07/2009 NCI Newhaven CG requested monitoring of disabled yacht.Watch kept until lifeboat towed casualty in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2825
9122 04/07/2009 NCI Prawle Point Crucial redirection of Lifeboat to sinking ML in low visibility.Casualty escorted in by LB. NCI Yes Yes 2784
9121 03/07/2009 NCI Prawle Point Monitored and updated MRCC during recovery of disabled yacht by passing FV. MCA/HMCG No Yes 165710
9120 29/06/2009 NCI Charlestown Reported pollution threat.No vessels identified. NCI No Yes 2685
9119 29/06/2009 NCI Polruan Co-operation with CG and HM re pollution threat.Vessel responsible not identified. NCI No Yes
9118 28/06/2009 NCI Stepper Point Reported sinking dinghy.ILB attended and towed in.No casualties. NCI Yes Yes
9116 24/06/2009 NCI Portland Bill Directed ILB to disabled MB.Casualty towed to Weymouth. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2546
9115 24/06/2009 NCI Worms Head Co-operated with CG to locate MoP at possible risk. LB launched to land casualties safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 1775
9114 24/06/2009 NCI St Alban's Head Reported MoP advice of possible yacht aground.ILB attended and refloated casualty.NFA NCI Yes Yes 2551
9113 21/06/2009 NCI Gosport Monitored and reported FV on fire whilst MOD Police ILB and QHM patrol attended. NCI Yes Yes 2486
9112 21/06/2009 NCI Felixstowe Trainee watchkeeper assisted in casevac of epileptic MoP near Station. NCI No No
9111 20/06/2009 NCI Bass Point Assisted in identifying lone kayaker lost by escorting FV.Found by passing yacht. NFA NCI No Yes 2705
9109 19/06/2009 NCI Newhaven Co-operated with CG to recover disabled yacht and tow in by lifeboat.No casualties. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2427
9110 19/06/2009 NCI Skegness Co-operation with CG to identify FV MoP reported in difficulties.False alarm with good intent. MCA/HMCG No Yes
9108 15/06/2009 NCI Mundesley Monitored lifeguard rescuing deer swimming to seaward.Deer beached safely. NCI No Yes
9107 14/06/2009 NCI Prawle Point Reported and monitored unauthorised diving on historic wreck.Police and helo attended. NCI No Yes 162950
9106 14/06/2009 NCI Skegness Reported more Buggy beach racing.Police thanked NCI and investigated perpetrators. NCI No Yes 291
9105 13/06/2009 NCI Charlestown Warned MoP by sound signal of being cut off by tide.Potential casualty waded ashore.NFA NCI No No
9104 12/06/2009 NCI Exmouth Relayed message to water taxi re possible missing yachtsman.Owner found safe onboard. NFA NCI No No


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.








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