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.
7100 10/06/2007 NCI Stepper Point Requested by CG to monitor recovery of drifting inflatable. 2 MoP. ILB attended MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 1973
7101 09/06/2007 NCI Newhaven Assisted LB recovery of sick diver MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
7104 05/06/2007 NCI Polruan Requested by Coastguard to monitor disabled yacht. Towed in. MCA/HMCG No Yes
7103 05/06/2007 NCI Newhaven Reported inflatable adrift. Asked harbour board to recover to save LB NCI No No
7102 05/06/2007 NCI Nells Point Reported drifting motor cruiser and confirmed PanPan position. ALB towed in NCI Yes Yes 1258
7105 02/06/2007 NCI Skegness Requested by police to scan for lost child. Child located. nfa Police No No 218
7106 01/06/2007 NCI Teignmouth Reported and monitored disabled speedboat. Towed in by ALB NCI Yes Yes
7107 27/05/2007 NCI Newhaven CG requested monitoring of disabled RIB. LB attended MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
7108 24/05/2007 NCI Newhaven Assisted search for possible lost canoeist. Occupant not found MCA/HMCG No Yes
7109 23/05/2007 NCI Newhaven Reported injured MoP. Ambulance and police attended. NCI No No
7111 22/05/2007 NCI Prawle Point Reported drifting unmanned inflatable and nearby boat who towed it in. NCI No Yes
7110 19/05/2007 NCI Portland Bill Reported drifting dinghy. Helo attended. Boat sank. No occupants NCI No Yes
7113 18/05/2007 NCI Skegness Reported posit of sinking boat with 2 MoP. ILB and ambulance attended NCI Yes Yes
7114 16/05/2007 NCI Stepper Point Reported position of FV with engine failure. Towed in by ALB NCI Yes Yes
7112 16/05/2007 NCI Southend Reported kite surfer in trouble. LB retrieved kite. Surfer swam ashore NCI Yes Yes
7115 15/05/2007 NCI Stepper Point Reported yacht aground. ILB attended. NCI requested to monitor. NCI Yes Yes
7116 09/05/2007 NCI Stepper Point Monitored yacht with severe flooding until escorted in by ALB NCI Yes No
7117 08/05/2007 NCI Froward Point Reported missing MoP.CG and ILB tasked.Casualty found in hospital NCI Yes Yes
7118 07/05/2007 NCI Whitstable Monitored and reported on LB assisting yacht in distress MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
7120 06/05/2007 NCI Newhaven Advised Solent CG that MoP report of yacht in trouble was not NCI No Yes
7119 06/05/2007 NCI Boscastle Assisted in vectoring LB to disabled yacht. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
7121 05/05/2007 NCI Newhaven Vectored LB onto diver in distress. Diver recovered. NCI Yes Yes
7122 30/04/2007 NCI Boscastle CG requested info on possible casualty in harbour mouth. Assisted with details MCA/HMCG No Yes
7124 29/04/2007 NCI Newhaven Reported and monitored children adrift in inflatable. ALB rescued NCI Yes Yes
7123 29/04/2007 NCI Newhaven Reported abandoned surfboard. CG attended NFA NCI No Yes
7125 27/04/2007 NCI Froward Point CG requested posit of yacht on fire. Location provided. Yacht towed in MCA/HMCG No Yes
7126 24/04/2007 NCI Boscastle Assisted search for missing elderly MoP. NCI No No
7127 21/04/2007 NCI Froward Point Monitored and reported recovery of MB with engine fire. MB towed in. MCA/HMCG No Yes
7128 14/04/2007 NCI Prawle Point Identified PanPan casualty on radar to home nearby vessel. MV towed in MCA/HMCG No Yes
7129 13/04/2007 NCI Prawle Point Relayed PanPan call to MRSC. Dive boat towed in by ILB NCI Yes Yes
7130 07/04/2007 NCI Hornsea Acted as comms relay in assisting injured MoP RNLI No No
7131 06/04/2007 NCI Newhaven Reported large cable drum adrift. CG issued Securitay message. NCI No Yes
7132 02/04/2007 NCI Charlestown Reported eight children cut off by tide. Both LBs attended to rescue NCI Yes Yes
7133 01/04/2007 NCI Southend Monitored dismasted sailboarder. ILB recovered casualty MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
7134 26/03/2007 NCI Prawle Point Assisted recovery of injured walker. Husband joined as a result! NCI No Yes
7135 25/03/2007 NCI Skegness Reported live bomb on beach. EOD team detonated successfully NCI No Yes 82360
7136 13/03/2007 NCI Polruan Telephoned by disabled MB. Towed in by MV SMIT DART NCI No Yes
7137 11/03/2007 NCI Newhaven CG requested monitoring of FV with engine defect. MCA/HMCG No Yes
7138 10/03/2007 NCI Newhaven CG requested search for container awash. Nothing sighted. MCA/HMCG No Yes
7139 09/03/2007 NCI Newhaven Reported MV making smoke. nfa NCI No Yes


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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