Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 6169
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-crewed 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.
9092 29/05/2009 NCI Stepper Point Relayed MoP report of drifting dinghy. ILB and CG checked area. Family located on beach. NFA NCI Yes Yes
9091 28/05/2009 NCI Exmouth Relayed MoP report of injured youth. Beach Rescue attended.No serious complications. NFA NCI No Yes
9090 26/05/2009 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Assisted in monitoring disabled yacht until GAFIRS recovery craft arrived. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 1872
9089 26/05/2009 NCI Stepper Point Reported downed kitesurfer. ILB launched and CG assisted landing.No injuries. NCI No Yes 2043
9088 26/05/2009 NCI Prawle Point Reported damaged and abandoned tender. Recovered by FV.No casualties. NFA NCI No Yes 2040
9087 26/05/2009 NCI Exmouth Reported and monitored on yacht aground and refloating on the flood.No casualties. NFA NCI No Yes 160116
9086 26/05/2009 NCI Stepper Point Relayed MoP report of windsurfer in difficulty. Casualty observed and reported. CG assisted landing. NCI Yes Yes 2039
9085 25/05/2009 NCI Worms Head Relayed MoP report of fallen walker. Cliff Rescue attended.Injury not serious.NFA NCI No Yes 159989
9084 25/05/2009 NCI Nells Point Reported man and dog cut off by tide.Rescued by ILB. No injuries. NCI Yes Yes 33237
9083 25/05/2009 NCI Nells Point Reported sinking peddalo. Casualties rescued by passing craft. No injuries. NCI No Yes 1325
9082 24/05/2009 NCI Peveril(Dont Use) Co-operated with CG to arrange tow of becalmed yacht and dinghies in strong tideflow MCA/HMCG Yes No
9081 24/05/2009 NCI Portland Bill Assisted in recovery of sinking vessel in Portland Race.Towed in safely by ALB MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 1811
9080 21/05/2009 NCI Newhaven Assisted location of disabled yacht for LB to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 1736
9079 21/05/2009 NCI Newhaven Requested by MRCC to monitor recovery of sinking FV.Made port safely. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 1723
9078 21/05/2009 NCI Rame Head Reported suspicious actions by two craft.Customs investigation reported BBC filming crew ! NCI No Yes 1900
9077 20/05/2009 NCI Teignmouth Reported drifting inflatable with two children.LB and lifeguards attended. NCI Yes Yes 2143
9076 18/05/2009 NCI Fleetwood CG requested watch extended to check possible downed kitesurfer. False alarm with good intent. MCA/HMCG No Yes
9075 17/05/2009 NCI Herne Bay Noted LB passing disabled speedboat and redirected via telephone to Thames CG. NCI Yes Yes
9074 16/05/2009 NCI Mablethorpe Called ambulance for injured MoP. Casevac to A&E. NCI No No
9073 16/05/2009 NCI Stepper Point Assisted in location of possible yacht in danger. False alarm with good intent. CGHelo & LB attended MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 1836
9072 12/05/2009 NCI Fleetwood Requested by CG to monitor downed kitesurfer.CG attended. Casualty ashore with RNLI. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 158393
9071 12/05/2009 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Reported speed boat on fire. Occupants swam ashore. ILB and helo attended.No casualties NCI Yes Yes 1621
9069 10/05/2009 NCI Exmouth Monitored and reported on yacht aground and refloating on flood. No damage.NFA NCI No Yes
9068 10/05/2009 NCI Gosport Reported disabled yacht drifting ashore.Private RIB and Inshore Rescue Service towed clear. NCI Yes Yes 1583
9070 10/05/2009 NCI Mablethorpe Reported lost disabled female. No further info on close down. Police involved. NCI No Yes
9067 09/05/2009 NCI Exmouth Monitored and reported on rescue by passing craft from sinking dory. ILB tasked NCI Yes Yes 1739
9066 08/05/2009 NCI Worms Head Reported NoK report of injured MoP on Causeway.CG and Air ambulance launched to casevac. NCI No Yes 1126
9065 06/05/2009 NCI Skegness Assisted in establishing contact with Centrica to assist disabled FV. Foul prop cleared. NFA NCI No Yes
9064 04/05/2009 NCI Exmouth Reported suspicious actions by two craft.Teignmouth NCI also logged. MV CON BRIO rtb.NFA NCI No Yes 1663
9063 03/05/2009 NCI Exmouth Reported unattended drifting boat.Owner swam out to retrieve.MRCC informed. NFA NCI No Yes
9062 03/05/2009 NCI Nells Point Co-operation with CG to monitor and recover disabled yacht. NCI No Yes 157392
9061 02/05/2009 NCI Mablethorpe Reported lost child.Parent arrived whilst details were being passed. NCI No Yes
9060 02/05/2009 NCI Shoreham Assisted location of disabled spedboat for ILB to tow in.No casualties. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 1418
9059 30/04/2009 NCI Worms Head False alarm with good intent. CG Cliff rescue attended.(Climber was shouting at seagulls !) NCI No Yes 156999
9058 28/04/2009 NCI Mablethorpe Reported object possible danger to shipping.CG reported 6ft railway sleeper.NFA NCI No Yes
9057 28/04/2009 NCI St Alban's Head Co-operation with Police to track MC for inspection by MCA. Police RIB and Helo involved. NCI No No 128.09
9053 25/04/2009 NCI St Alban's Head Assisted in location of disabled MFV for LB recovery. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 1320
9056 25/04/2009 NCI Prawle Point Reported possible deflated dinghy.CG team confirmed as old commercial bouyancy suit. NFA NCI No Yes 156517
9055 25/04/2009 NCI Nells Point Co-operation with CG to locate disabled yacht.Not visible from Station. Updated CG for LB recovery MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 1001
9054 25/04/2009 NCI Skegness Reported downed kitesurfer.LB rescued and transferred to hospital. NCI Yes Yes 1320


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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