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.
7062 05/08/2007 NCI Skegness Assisted search for lost child. CG attended. Child found by mother. MCA/HMCG No Yes
7061 05/08/2007 NCI Skegness Assisted search for lost child. CG and RNLI attended. Child found NCI Yes Yes
7060 05/08/2007 NCI Newhaven Reported paraglider on cliff. CG, Fire, ambulance attended. Rescued by NCI ladder unhurt NCI No Yes
7065 04/08/2007 NCI Newhaven Reported downed paraglider. Aux CG, LB and helo tasked. Casualty recovered by LB NCI Yes Yes
7064 04/08/2007 NCI Whitstable Mother reports lost child. Police informed and attended. W/Kprs spot child and reunites. NCI No No
7068 03/08/2007 NCI Skegness Assisted search for lost child. Police, RNLI and CG attended. Child found Police Yes Yes
7067 03/08/2007 NCI Skegness Assisted search for (another) lost child. Police, RNLI and CG attended. Child found Police Yes Yes
7066 03/08/2007 NCI Skegness Assisted search for (yet another) lost child. Police attended. Child found Police No Yes
7069 03/08/2007 NCI Boscastle CG requested watch on possibly disabled yacht. Info passed to Stepper Pt. LB attended MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
7070 01/08/2007 NCI Skegness Reported lost child to police. Search made. Found in amusement arcade. nfa NCI No No 227
7072 31/07/2007 NCI Skegness Lost child brought to Station. Handed over to police. NCI No No 235
7071 31/07/2007 NCI Hartlepool Requested by CG to check MoPs in danger on pierheads. Two CG attended, both becoming injured. MCA/HMCG No Yes
7074 30/07/2007 NCI Newhaven CG requested monitoring of beached dayboat. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes
7073 30/07/2007 NCI Prawle Point Advised CG of craft near MV calling for assistance. Monitored subsequent tow. NCI No Yes 2731
7075 29/07/2007 NCI Newhaven Reported disabled speedboat. CG arranged tow by another vessel NCI No Yes
7076 28/07/2007 NCI Teignmouth Reported broken down ski boat indicating distress. Boat restarted and returned. nfa NCI No Yes 2704
7078 27/07/2007 NCI Skegness CG request search for craft adrift with possible PoB. Located and reported. No PoB MCA/HMCG No Yes 9657
7077 27/07/2007 NCI Skegness Reported MoP drifting out on surfboard. ILB rescued. Occupant treated at Station. NCI Yes Yes 9659
7079 26/07/2007 NCI Boscastle Reported yacht in possible difficulties. Info passed to Stepper Pt. nfa NCI No Yes
7082 22/07/2007 NCI St Alban's Head Reported possible heart attacks to owner and dog. Aux CG attended. nfa NCI No Yes 2951
7081 22/07/2007 NCI Charlestown Assisted CG in defining a false alert with good intent. (MB fishing and waving!). MCA/HMCG No Yes 2599
7080 22/07/2007 NCI Mundesley CG requested info on dinghy in possible trouble. NCI directed ILB to site. Dinghy OK MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
7084 18/07/2007 NCI Skegness CG requested search for MoP with overdose. Located in caravan by police. Nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes
7083 18/07/2007 NCI Teignmouth Reported concern over capsized 15ft catamaran. Aux.CG attended. Cat. Beached. NCI No Yes 9542
7085 17/07/2007 NCI Teignmouth Reported concern over struggling sailboard. Aux.CG attended. Boarder landed. NCI No Yes 2521
7086 16/07/2007 NCI Skegness Arranged for casevac of child with jellyfish stings. NCI No No
7091 14/07/2007 NCI Hartlepool Passed position of ship reported by MoP on fire. False alarm flashing up boiler ! MCA/HMCG No Yes
7090 14/07/2007 NCI Skegness Corrected position of disabled MB and monitored rescue by ILB MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
7089 14/07/2007 NCI Charlestown Assisted location of MoPs cut off by tide. ILB attended. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2466
7088 14/07/2007 NCI Portland Bill CG requested location of capsized canoe. Aux.CG attended. Canoe righted. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 2776
7087 14/07/2007 NCI Portscatho Assisted location of disabled catamaran and monitored lifeboat attendance. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2462
7092 10/07/2007 NCI Hartlepool Passed position of vessel in distress. False alarm. Cadet had pushed wrong button! MCA/HMCG No Yes
7093 07/07/2007 NCI St Alban's Head Requested by CG to search for overdue kayaks. One sighted and reported. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 2635
7094 02/07/2007 NCI Newhaven Monitored casevac from yacht. CG attended in Station. Ambulance on scene. MCA/HMCG No No
10110 28/06/2007 NCI Boscastle Assisted in rescue of missing swimmer by FV. Letter of thanks received from CG. MCA/HMCG No Yes 2392
7095 26/06/2007 NCI Prawle Point Attended and reported MoP in cliff fall. CG and ambulance attended. NCI No Yes 2189
7097 25/06/2007 NCI Stepper Point CG requested weather conditions during tow of sinking yacht. Helo lift of 2 MoP MCA/HMCG No Yes 2179
7096 25/06/2007 NCI Stepper Point Requested by CG to monitor helo lift of MoP from drifting yacht MCA/HMCG No Yes 2184
7098 23/06/2007 NCI Folkestone Monitored and reported on craft assisting disabled yacht. NCI No Yes 922322
7099 17/06/2007 NCI Mundesley Off-duty watchkeeper reports vandalised beach huts. 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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