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.
8020 15/03/2008 NCI Canvey Island Reported 2 adjacent MoP firing air rifles. Police notified apprehended and cautioned. NCI No No 615
8019 12/03/2008 NCI Mundesley Reported apparently drifting coaster. CG replied that all well. NFA NCI No Yes
8018 11/03/2008 NCI Portland Bill Alerted PCG reference a chemical tanker standing into danger. Vessel cleared the Bank. NCI No Yes 775
8017 11/03/2008 NCI Teignmouth Requested by CG to look for MoP in water. Located and directed police to scene. MCA/HMCG No Yes 730
8016 08/03/2008 NCI Portland Bill Co-operated with Portland CG reference a Belgian FV aground off Weymouth NCI No Yes 705
8015 07/03/2008 NCI Prawle Point Reported yacht dumping rubbish. CG Enforcement Branch taking action. NCI No Yes 638
8014 03/03/2008 NCI Folkestone Assisted search for MoP thought trapped on cliff. Nothing seen. Casualty found in town. MCA/HMCG No Yes 118259
8013 02/03/2008 NCI Mundesley Reported surfer in difficulties. Companion helps him ashore. NFA NCI No Yes
8012 01/03/2008 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported downed windsurfer. ILB recovered safely to beach. NFA NCI Yes Yes
8011 25/02/2008 NCI Mundesley Overheard faint MAYDAY. Craft in sight reported to CG. ILB launched. NFA NCI Yes Yes
8010 17/02/2008 NCI Mundesley CG requested info on large floating tyre. Reported sighting at 1616. ILB also advised. MCA/HMCG No Yes
8009 16/02/2008 NCI Nells Point Reported MoP possibly cut off by tide. CG attended but false alarm. NCI No Yes 418
8008 02/02/2008 NCI Polruan Assisted in accurate location of disabled FV. Towed in by yacht ! MCA/HMCG No Yes 289
8007 26/01/2008 NCI Southend Reported 4mtr speedboat broken down in the Boom. ILB attended and towed in. NCI Yes Yes 204
8006 26/01/2008 NCI Mundesley Norfolk Police requested information on potential vandalism Police No No
8005 20/01/2008 NCI Nells Point Reported MoPs possibly cut off by tide. CG and ILB attended. False alarm with good intent. NCI Yes Yes 150
8004 20/01/2008 NCI Southend Assisted search for missing kitesurfer. Located by helo and landed safely. LB attended. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 149
8002 12/01/2008 NCI Teignmouth Advised MRCC of floating object as a danger to navigation. CG issued Securite message NCI No Yes 114
8001 12/01/2008 NCI Folkestone Reported ankle injury to MoP and provided support until ambulance attended. NCI No No
8003 09/01/2008 NCI Skegness Reported possible suicide. Mentally disturbed MoP rescued by CG and Police NFA NCI No Yes 113918
7001 18/12/2007 NCI Teignmouth MoP reported dog trapped on beach with rising tide. Aux.CG attended. Dog rescued NCI No Yes 112411
7002 02/12/2007 NCI Nells Point CG requested monitoring of windsurfers in difficulties. Both landed safely. Boards lost. MCA/HMCG No Yes 111249
7003 01/12/2007 NCI Folkestone MoP requested assistance for injured walker. Ambulance and paramedic attended. NCI No No
7004 24/11/2007 NCI Froward Point Reported driver off PWC. Assisted rescue via CG by passing FV. Driver hospitalised alive NCI No Yes 4401
7005 11/11/2007 NCI Hornsea Reported two MoP over Pier safety fence in bad weather. CG attended and removed boys MCA/HMCG No Yes 109641
7007 28/10/2007 NCI Nells Point Advised Swansea CG that dismasted yacht did not require lifeboat assistance. NCI No Yes 3711
7006 28/10/2007 NCI Nells Point Reported downed kite, surfer not visible. LB attended. Surfer reached shore unaided. NCI Yes Yes 3712
7008 27/10/2007 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Passed MoP report of extinguishers on beach. CG and Police attended. Items removed. NCI No Yes 4894
7009 17/10/2007 NCI Polruan Air ambulance casevac of MoP near Station. Watchkeeper cleared site and directed landing NCI No No
7010 06/10/2007 NCI Worms Head Reported 2 MoP cut off by tide. CG and Horton ILB attended and returned MoPs to shore NCI Yes Yes 3501
7011 30/09/2007 NCI Skegness Reported munitions on beach. CG, MOD EOU and Police attended. Munitions removed. MCA/HMCG No Yes
7012 30/09/2007 NCI Teignmouth Reported disabled speedboat. Towed in by ILB. 3 casualties to hospital with shock.. NCI Yes Yes 3830
7013 29/09/2007 NCI Stepper Point Advised CG of position of casualty on beach. CG mobile and ambulance attended MCA/HMCG No Yes 3814
7014 27/09/2007 NCI Skegness Reported munitions on beach. CG, MOD EOU and Police attended. Munitions removed. NCI No Yes
7015 24/09/2007 NCI Charlestown Elderly (NCI) visitor suffered sever chest pains. Ambulance removed casualty to hospital NCI No No
7016 22/09/2007 NCI Portland Bill Directed dive boat onto lost divers using CallConnect. Two divers recovered. NCI No Yes 4490
7017 16/09/2007 NCI Southend Reported disabled windsurfer in boom. ILB attended. Sailor saved. NCI Yes Yes 3520
7019 14/09/2007 NCI Boscastle Yacht telephoned SM at home reporting dinghy adrift. Info passed to CG to avoid incident. NCI No Yes
7018 14/09/2007 NCI Nells Point Co-operation with CG on recovery of disabled yacht. MCA/HMCG No Yes 104071
7020 13/09/2007 NCI Froward Point CG requested sitrep on disabled MC. Details passed and recovery by dive boat monitored. MCA/HMCG No Yes 3602


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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