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.
8101 02/08/2008 NCI Skegness Reported grass fire to Fire Brigade. No conclusion reported. NCI No No 136198
8100 02/08/2008 NCI Fleetwood Reported downed kitesurfer. ILB attended and landed surfer unhurt NCI Yes Yes
8099 01/08/2008 NCI Cape Cornwall Corrected position of yacht calling MAYDAY to CG. LB attended to tow in NCI Yes Yes 2773
8098 30/07/2008 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported child cut off by tide with exhausted father. LB attended to land them and others NCI Yes Yes
8097 27/07/2008 NCI Whitstable Provided dressing for child with cut foot. Parent took him to hospital A&E Dept. NCI No No
8096 26/07/2008 NCI Prawle Point Monitored and updated CG re disabled yacht. Engine restarted. NFA NCI No Yes 2646
8095 24/07/2008 NCI Exmouth Co-operation with CG to check on downed kitesurfer. Casualty helped ashore by others. NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2603
8094 24/07/2008 NCI Exmouth Co-operation with CG to rescue downed kitesurfers. Three landed safely. NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2601
8093 21/07/2008 NCI Prawle Point Located apparently unmanned FV reported by MoP. Spotted crew onboard. NFA NCI No Yes 2522
8092 21/07/2008 NCI Rame Head Reported handbag found by MOP body found below cliffs by CG and police helo recovered by LB NCI Yes Yes 2522
8089 20/07/2008 NCI Prawle Point Reported disabled dinghy and alerted nearby boat by hailer. Craft towed in. Reports to CG. NCI No Yes 131720
8088 20/07/2008 NCI Fleetwood Reported MoP cut off by tide. Man and dog waded ashore and interviewed by CG NCI No Yes 131663
8087 20/07/2008 NCI Fleetwood Reported disabled MB in surf. ILB attended and towed in. NFA NCI Yes Yes
8086 20/07/2008 NCI Nells Point Reported six MoP cut-off by tide. Landed by lifeboats. NFA NCI Yes Yes 131787
8085 20/07/2008 NCI Nells Point Reported disabled yacht drifting ashore. LB attended and towed in. NCI Yes Yes 131698
8091 20/07/2008 NCI Folkestone Off-duty NCI member reports distressed MoP in water. Police and ambulance attended rescue. NCI No No 1730
8090 20/07/2008 NCI Teignmouth Off-watch NCI member reports disabled MB drifting out. CG informed. Local boat towed in. NFA NCI No Yes 2494
8084 19/07/2008 NCI Charlestown Reported Mayday from MB taking water. Ferry and LB attended to pump out and tow in. NCI Yes Yes 2478
8083 15/07/2008 NCI Skegness Reported inflatable in difficulties. ILB launched but dinghy reached shore unaided. NFA NCI Yes Yes
8082 15/07/2008 NCI Penzance Refined position of dismasted yacht to CG. Monitored recovery by another yacht and LB. NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
8081 14/07/2008 NCI Froward Point Reported disabled MC near rocks and possible assisting craft. ILB attended and towed in. NFA NCI Yes Yes 131121
8080 13/07/2008 NCI Fleetwood Reported two motorcyclists cut off by tide. Escorted to safety by CG. NCI No Yes
8079 13/07/2008 NCI Fleetwood Reported and directed rescue of 2 MoP and dogs cut off by tide. ILB and LB attended rescue. NCI Yes Yes
8078 13/07/2008 NCI Herne Bay Reported position of disabled sportsboat to CG. Flare sighted LB attended and towed in. NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
8077 10/07/2008 NCI Boscastle CG requested info on disabled RIB. Nothing visible but reported safe arrival later NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes
8076 08/07/2008 NCI Froward Point CG requested watch on disabled MB. Reported repaired and underway. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 2375
8075 04/07/2008 NCI Prawle Point Reported yacht fouled by crabpot line in F6 wind. LB and helo tasked to tow and lift 1 crew NCI Yes Yes 2297
8074 03/07/2008 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Relayed MoP report of injured youth. CG and helo attended to casevac to A&E. NCI No Yes
8073 30/06/2008 NCI Charlestown Reported three MoP cut off by tide. Fowey ILB attended and landed them at Charlestown NCI Yes Yes 2246
8072 29/06/2008 NCI Fleetwood Co-operation with CG and LB to save MoP cut off by tide. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
8071 29/06/2008 NCI Stepper Point Liaised with CG to task Air Ambulance to injured walker. Attended casualty until paramedics arrived. NCI No Yes
8070 28/06/2008 NCI Skegness Reported two inflatables in difficulty. ILB launched and recovered to shore. NFA NCI Yes Yes
8069 28/06/2008 NCI Skegness Reported swimmer in difficulties. ILB already at sea. Swimmer reached shore unaided. NFA NCI Yes Yes
8068 28/06/2008 NCI Polruan Co-operated with CG to locate overdue vessel. Located and returned to harbour MCA/HMCG No Yes
8067 28/06/2008 NCI Polruan Reported position of disabled MB. CG asked Harbour Patrol to tow in. NCI No Yes
8066 28/06/2008 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported injured MoP on beach. Paramedics and Air ambulance attended. NCI No Yes 129846
8065 27/06/2008 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Involved in rescue by MoP of children in drifting dinghy. LB stood down. NFA NCI No Yes
8064 25/06/2008 NCI Rame Head MoP reported unmanned dinghy adrift. Observed and reported. CG and ILB attended. NFA NCI Yes Yes 2197
8063 25/06/2008 NCI Froward Point Observed and reported dinghy in possible danger. Passing yacht assisted on CG request. NFA NCI No Yes 2189
8062 25/06/2008 NCI Froward Point Observed and reported dinghy in possible danger. Passing yacht assisted on CG request. NFA NCI No Yes 2189


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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