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.
8061 22/06/2008 NCI Exmouth CG requested search for dismasted yacht. Reported position. LB attended. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2136
8060 22/06/2008 NCI Teignmouth Reported disabled PWC. Lifeboat attended and towed in. NFA NCI Yes Yes 2148
8059 22/06/2008 NCI Newhaven NCI proactive in spotting swimmer reported in difficulties and monitoring rescue. NCI Yes Yes 2357
8058 21/06/2008 NCI Teignmouth Reported MoP face down on sandbar. ILB attended. Casualty found to be OK. NFA NCI Yes Yes 2130
8057 21/06/2008 NCI St Alban's Head Reported disabled powerboat in Round Britain race. Weymouth LB attended and towed in. NCI Yes Yes 2342
8056 19/06/2008 NCI Exmouth Reported downed windsurfer in difficulty. Beach rescue on scene as surfer landed. NFA NCI No Yes
8055 18/06/2008 NCI Folkestone Reported contact by MoP re MC being damaged by sea on pier. CG Mobile attended. NCI No Yes
8054 17/06/2008 NCI Skegness Reported swimmers in danger. ILB launched. Swimmers regained shore to be interviewed NCI Yes Yes
8053 17/06/2008 NCI Skegness Reported windsurfer in difficulties. ILB paged but surfer regained shore. NFA NCI No Yes
8051 16/06/2008 NCI Gwennap Head Help given to home LB onto yacht. Station asked by CG to transmit but licence is not held. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
8052 16/06/2008 NCI Fleetwood Station members involved in assisting police in recovery of corpse on shoreline Police No No
8050 12/06/2008 NCI Newhaven Co-operation with CG to locate disabled motor cruiser. LB towed into harbour. NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2283
8048 11/06/2008 NCI Exmouth Assisted LB to find disabled RIB. Towed in. NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 128479
8047 10/06/2008 NCI Worms Head Relayed MoP report of injured fisherman. Sat with casualty until Cliff Rescue arrived. NCI No Yes 12836
8046 10/06/2008 NCI Charlestown Informed CG of disabled dinghy being towed ashore by swimmers. ILB attended. NCI Yes Yes 2027
8045 08/06/2008 NCI Nells Point Observed and reported canoeist in possible danger in moderate sea. Landed safely. NFA NCI No Yes 128003
8044 08/06/2008 NCI Polruan Co-operation with CG to locate disabled MB. Harbour patrol towed in. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes
8043 08/06/2008 NCI Worms Head Co-operation with CG to locate two missing of a coasteering party. Located safely. MCA/HMCG No Yes 128070
8042 07/06/2008 NCI Portland Bill Co-operation with CG to monitor overdue yacht. Yacht safely berthed in Weymouth. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 2105
8041 06/06/2008 NCI Exmouth Corrected position of grounded yacht to CG. ILB attended and towed off NCI Yes Yes 1343
8040 04/06/2008 NCI Newhaven Assists LB using CallConnect to locate disabled FV. Thanked by both SCG and RNLI MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2062
8039 24/05/2008 NCI Nells Point Reported failed jetski to CG Swansea. MVS patrol boat contacted and towed to harbour. NCI No Yes 125906
8038 24/05/2008 NCI Boscastle Requested by CG to search for missing kayak. Nothing in sight. Kayak found ashore. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 1682
8037 14/05/2008 NCI Nells Point CG requested info on inflatable reported adrift by MoP. Reported safe arrival ashore. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 1229
8036 10/05/2008 NCI Exmouth Reported rescue of 3 youths in drifting inflatable. Rescued by FV. Met by CG NCI No Yes
8035 08/05/2008 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported distressed windsurfer. ILB recovered safely to shore. NCI Yes Yes 128008
8034 07/05/2008 NCI Polruan CG requested info on yacht showing EPIRB alarm. Clarifieed that she was racing. False alarm. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 1365
8033 03/05/2008 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Co-operated with HM and ILB to safely recover injured windsurfer. NCI Yes Yes 1090
8032 03/05/2008 NCI Newhaven CG requested info on unattended surfboard. Details of possible explanation passed. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 1366
8031 02/05/2008 NCI Boscastle Coordination with CG re disabled yacht close to shore. Padstow LB attended and towed in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 1288
8030 20/04/2008 NCI Mundesley CG report 999 call re 'unmanned' hang glider. AxCG and ILB tasked. Landed safely. NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
8029 16/04/2008 NCI Portland Bill CG requested watch on disabled yacht. Updates passed. ALB attended and towed in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 1192
8028 14/04/2008 NCI Teignmouth Reported inflatables blown offshore. ILB searched for possible casualities. Nil result. NCI Yes Yes 1095
8027 13/04/2008 NCI Stepper Point Assisted in locating position of injured MoP. Air ambulance and CG Mobile attended. MCA/HMCG No Yes 121605
8026 05/04/2008 NCI Penzance Reported capsized PWC with 3 PoB. ILB attended and landed casualties at Penzance. NCI Yes Yes 1007
8025 31/03/2008 NCI Prawle Point Assisted location and tow of yacht transmitting Mayday due to loss of life jackets MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 943
8024 24/03/2008 NCI Polruan Advised CG to inform incoming warship of disabled vessel in harbour mouth. NCI No Yes
8023 24/03/2008 NCI Herne Bay Assisted in pinpointing possible incident reported by MoP. False alarm with good intent. NCI No Yes
8022 22/03/2008 NCI St Alban's Head Advised CG of yacht aground and monitored LB recovery. NCI Yes Yes 98
8021 15/03/2008 NCI Mundesley MoP reported children playing inside seawall repairs security fencing. Police informed. NCI No No


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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