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.
9052 24/04/2009 NCI Mundesley Reported vessels operating suspiciously. NCI No Yes
9051 20/04/2009 NCI Peveril(Dont Use) Police requested monitoring of suspect vessel. Updates passed. Vessel condemned by MCA. Police No Yes 1372
9050 19/04/2009 NCI Wooltack Point Monitored and reported on recovery of disabled motor cruiser. MCA/HMCG No Yes 155943
9049 16/04/2009 NCI Mundesley Relayed MoP report to police of children digging into cliff behind church. NCI No No
9048 16/04/2009 NCI Worms Head Relayed report of injured MoP.CG and Air Ambulance attended to casevac to hospital. NCI No Yes 155622
9047 15/04/2009 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported Windsurfer in distress.Rescued uninjured by ILB NCI Yes Yes 155492
9046 15/04/2009 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Co-ordinated with HM and CG to arrange tow for disabled MC.Towed in safely. MCA/HMCG No Yes 155481
9045 14/04/2009 NCI Froward Point Co-operation with CG to locate MAYDAY vessel. No further contact and watch stood down. MCA/HMCG No Yes 155417
9044 14/04/2009 NCI Prawle Point Co-operation with CG to locate possible MAYDAY vessel.Search continuing at shut down. MCA/HMCG No Yes 1541
9043 13/04/2009 NCI Exmouth Police requested any infomration on missing Downes Syndrome male.No sighting. Police No No
9042 13/04/2009 NCI Exmouth Reported downed kitesurfer waving arms.ILB attended. Kitesurfer was 'waving at his wife'. NFA NCI Yes Yes 155282
9041 12/04/2009 NCI Exmouth Reported capsized jetski. Passing RIB rescued crew.ILB towed jetski to slipway. NCI Yes Yes 155142
9040 12/04/2009 NCI Exmouth Reported on sloop aground on falling tide. Crew returned when refloated on the flood. NCI No Yes 155082
9039 12/04/2009 NCI Exmouth Reported on capsized skiff.Two occupants swam ashore safely. NCI No Yes 155065
9037 09/04/2009 NCI Mundesley Reported free-flying kite as danger to aircraft.Anglia Radar informed. NCI No Yes
9036 05/04/2009 NCI St Alban's Head CG requested info on disabled yacht.Casualty not identified.NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 985
9035 05/04/2009 NCI St Alban's Head CG requested monitoring of ROYALIST grounding. LB towed clear undamaged. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 986
9034 03/04/2009 NCI Teignmouth Reported disabled speedboat with 3 PoB.Recovered by LB. NCI Yes Yes 1148
9033 02/04/2009 NCI Newhaven Reported possible overdue kayak.CG Mobile attended.Kayak found safe and fishing. NFA NCI No Yes 955
9032 01/04/2009 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported drifting possible dinghy. Half canoe recovered by FV.NFA NCI No Yes 800
9031 21/03/2009 NCI Froward Point Requested by BCG to observe disabled RIB.Not visible from Station. Recovered by passing yacht.. MCA/HMCG No Yes 964
9030 21/03/2009 NCI Nells Point Co-operated with CG to safely recover disabled MB by a RIB. MCA/HMCG No Yes 616
9029 20/03/2009 NCI Portland Bill Co-operated with PCG and DCG to report absconding vessel bound Azores. MCA/HMCG No Yes
9028 20/03/2009 NCI Prawle Point CG requested weather check during search for dismasted yacht.Towed in safely by FV MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 950
9027 19/03/2009 NCI Newhaven Monitored and corrected incorrect casualty position to CG. FV safely towed in by another. MCA/HMCG No Yes 781
9026 15/03/2009 NCI Newhaven Co-operated with CG to recover disabled dayboat by LB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 733
9025 15/03/2009 NCI Worms Head Co-operated with CG to casevac injured climber by helo. MCA/HMCG No Yes 559
9024 15/03/2009 NCI Portland Bill Co-operated with CG to recover disabled RIB by FV.Monitored and reported events. MCA/HMCG No Yes 732
9023 13/03/2009 NCI Portland Bill Reported possible flotsam hazard.Co-op with CG and Police forRIB to recover a freezer ! NCI No Yes
9022 09/03/2009 NCI Worms Head Alerted CG of MoPs cut off by tide. Too rough for LB.Recovered safely by helo. NCI No Yes 151896
9021 07/03/2009 NCI Polruan CG requested update on recovery of disabled FV by ILB.Monitored and reported progress MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 151690
9020 02/03/2009 NCI Peveril(Dont Use) Reported two kayaks in trouble.CG Mobile attended and assisted occupants ashore. NCI No Yes
9019 28/02/2009 NCI Felixstowe Assisted location of u/s FV for ILB to tow in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 500
9018 27/02/2009 NCI Froward Point CG requested monitoring of search for overdue diver.Located by LB. No injury. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 151064
9017 22/02/2009 NCI St Alban's Head Assisted to Station and supported sick MoP. Ambulance casevac arranged. CG attended. NCI No Yes 502
9016 22/02/2009 NCI Worms Head Reported MoPs cut off by tide.Recovered by ILB no casualties. NCI Yes Yes 150670
9015 22/02/2009 NCI Nells Point Reported two MoP plus dog cut off by tide.Landed by ILB. CG Mobiles attended. NCI Yes Yes 395
9014 21/02/2009 NCI Froward Point Requested by BCG to search for missing MoP.Casualty found by police. Casevac to hospital. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 626
9013 20/02/2009 NCI Worms Head Reported possible missing person later found in carpark. False alarm with good intent. NCI No Yes 150476
9012 20/02/2009 NCI Worms Head Worked with CG to monitor safe return of Spanish MoPs from being cut off by tide. NCI No Yes 150473


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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