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.
9022 09/03/2009 NCI Worms Head Alerted CG of MoPs cut off by tide. Too rough for LB.Recovered safely by helo. NCI No Yes 151896
9021 07/03/2009 NCI Polruan CG requested update on recovery of disabled FV by ILB.Monitored and reported progress MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 151690
9020 02/03/2009 NCI Peveril(Dont Use) Reported two kayaks in trouble.CG Mobile attended and assisted occupants ashore. NCI No Yes
9019 28/02/2009 NCI Felixstowe Assisted location of u/s FV for ILB to tow in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 500
9018 27/02/2009 NCI Froward Point CG requested monitoring of search for overdue diver.Located by LB. No injury. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 151064
9017 22/02/2009 NCI St Alban's Head Assisted to Station and supported sick MoP. Ambulance casevac arranged. CG attended. NCI No Yes 502
9016 22/02/2009 NCI Worms Head Reported MoPs cut off by tide.Recovered by ILB no casualties. NCI Yes Yes 150670
9015 22/02/2009 NCI Nells Point Reported two MoP plus dog cut off by tide.Landed by ILB. CG Mobiles attended. NCI Yes Yes 395
9014 21/02/2009 NCI Froward Point Requested by BCG to search for missing MoP.Casualty found by police. Casevac to hospital. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 626
9012 20/02/2009 NCI Worms Head Worked with CG to monitor safe return of Spanish MoPs from being cut off by tide. NCI No Yes 150473
9013 20/02/2009 NCI Worms Head Reported possible missing person later found in carpark. False alarm with good intent. NCI No Yes 150476
9011 18/02/2009 NCI St Alban's Head Assisted reuniting of mother with lost child looked after other children meanwhile. Child found safe NCI No Yes 454
9010 12/02/2009 NCI Folkestone Reported drifting unoccupied dinghy possible danger to shipping.Recovered by FV.NFA NCI No Yes 336
9009 11/02/2009 NCI Portland Bill Co-operated with CG in rescue of crew of sinking motor cruiser. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 377
9008 28/01/2009 NCI Nells Point Reported major floating debris to CG. Securitay message issued.NFA NCI No Yes 172
9007 26/01/2009 NCI Holehaven Reported unmanned yacht aground to HM.PLA launch remoored it. No damage. NFA NCI No No
9006 25/01/2009 NCI Shoreham Reported drifting drysuit. ILB investigated and reported as empty 'flotsam'.NFA NCI Yes Yes
9005 25/01/2009 NCI Stepper Point Reported possible downed kitesurfer to CG.Surfer beached safely.NFA NCI No Yes 284
9003 17/01/2009 NCI Teignmouth Reported possible downed windsurfer confirmed by CG Mobile. ILB identified as large log. NFA NCI Yes Yes 180
9002 17/01/2009 NCI Stepper Point Reported downed windsurfer. CG Mobile paged. ILB recovered casualty and damaged sail. NCI Yes Yes 147835
9001 02/01/2009 NCI Fleetwood Directed LB to disabled RIB.RIB and crew recovered safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
8148 02/12/2008 NCI Mundesley Monitored radio traffic re manoverboard from ferry. NFA MCA/HMCG No No
8147 16/11/2008 NCI Herne Bay Co-operated with CG to arrange tow of disabled vessel by LB. Towed o port no injuries. NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
8146 15/11/2008 NCI Mundesley Reported MoP report of object in sea. NFA NCI No Yes
8145 13/11/2008 NCI Mundesley Reported MoP report to police of vandalism to shelter. Police file ref. CR58100/08/2. NFA NCI No No
8144 05/11/2008 NCI Boscastle Co-operated with CG to assist in rescue of dog over cliff. Presumed rescued after Station closed. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 142763
8143 02/11/2008 NCI Mundesley Co-operation with CG re vessel near Gas terminal. Identified as RN sheltering ! NFA Police No Yes
8142 02/11/2008 NCI Hornsea Reported surfer in distress. Rescued by jetskiers. SVLB team treated and ambulance attended. NCI No Yes
8141 01/11/2008 NCI Prawle Point Assisted positioning of disabled yacht and monitored tow by ILB to Salcombe. NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 4243
8140 30/10/2008 NCI Fleetwood Reported youths injuring cyclist with firework. Police Ambulance and Fire Bde. Attended. NCI No No
8139 20/10/2008 NCI Folkestone Co-operated with Police re stolen car over cliff edge. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes
8138 18/10/2008 NCI Southend Reported kite surfer tangled in boom. LB attended and landed swimmers ashore. NFA NCI Yes Yes 3306
8137 12/10/2008 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported 2 MoP and dogs cut off by tide. CG and ILB attended to land potential casualties safely NCI Yes Yes 3092
8136 12/10/2008 NCI Nells Point Monitored 2 MoP cut off by tide wading ashore and reported their safe arrival ashore. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 83084
8135 11/10/2008 NCI Nells Point Monitored 4 MoP cut off by tide. Lifeboat brougt them ashore. NFA NCI Yes No 140605
8134 03/10/2008 NCI Worms Head Assisted injured MoP. CG and Air Ambulance tasked. Casualty flown to A&E. NCI No Yes 2997
8133 29/09/2008 NCI Prawle Point Relayed MoP report of abandoned clothing and dinghy. CG and ILB attended. Assessed as 'old'. NFA NCI Yes Yes
8132 28/09/2008 NCI Teignmouth Reported jetskis in collision.CG paramedic LB and helo launched.One casevac to A&E one in shock. NCI Yes Yes 3801
8131 27/09/2008 NCI Worms Head Reported two MoP cut off by tide. Cliff Rescue and ILB attended. MoP landed by ILB. NFA NCI Yes Yes 2939
8130 26/09/2008 NCI Portland Bill Monitored yacht disabled off PBL. SMIT craft tasked but craft made harbour when tide turned NCI No Yes 4251


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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