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.
6029 26/08/2006 NCI Stepper Point Assisted with updates on yacht in difficulty MCA/HMCG No Yes
6030 25/08/2006 NCI Stepper Point Assisted and transported lost MsoP to their vehicles NCI No No
6031 24/08/2006 NCI Stepper Point CG requested search for dinghy. Located and reported MCA/HMCG No Yes
6033 22/08/2006 NCI Skegness Assisted rescue of inflatable drifting seaward. ILB recovered. NCI No Yes
6032 22/08/2006 NCI Skegness Assisted ILB rescue of drifting inflatable. Congratulated by HMCG MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
6035 21/08/2006 NCI Skegness Requested by HMCG to search for missing vessel. Nothing sighted MCA/HMCG No Yes
6034 21/08/2006 NCI Portland Bill Reported yacht in PB Race. LB attended. NCI thanked NCI Yes Yes
6036 20/08/2006 NCI Southend Reported kitesurfer caught in boom. SRN RB1 attended NCI No Yes
6037 19/08/2006 NCI Portland Bill CG requested monitoring of u/s MB. MCA/HMCG No Yes
6038 17/08/2006 NCI Skegness Reported liquid container on beach. HMCG attended and removed. NCI No Yes
6039 16/08/2006 NCI St Ives CG requested monitoring tow of u/s yacht MCA/HMCG No Yes
6041 13/08/2006 NCI Skegness Reported liquid container on beach. HMCG attended and removed. NCI No Yes
6040 13/08/2006 NCI Stepper Point Requested to search for w/surfer. Air ambulance called MCA/HMCG No Yes
6043 12/08/2006 NCI Stepper Point In contact with CG re surfers in trouble MCA/HMCG No Yes
6042 12/08/2006 NCI Portland Bill Assisted in hoax search for grounded yacht. Thanked by CG MCA/HMCG No Yes
6046 09/08/2006 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported 9 children cut-off by tide. ILB recovery. Letter re siren sent. NCI No Yes
6045 09/08/2006 NCI Skegness Reported jellyfish injured child. Ambulance moved to hospital NCI No No
6044 09/08/2006 NCI St Ives Reported swimmer in distress. Landed safely NCI No Yes
6047 08/08/2006 NCI Skegness Reported lost child. HMCG Helo and ILB attended. Child found. NCI Yes Yes
6048 07/08/2006 NCI Stepper Point Reported kayak in trouble. Found safe NCI No Yes
6051 06/08/2006 NCI Skegness Reported abandoned child. Police attended and reunited with parents NCI No No
6050 06/08/2006 NCI St Alban's Head CG requested search for u/s motor boat. Located MCA/HMCG No Yes
6049 06/08/2006 NCI Stepper Point Assisted with medical advice via CG NCI No Yes
6052 05/08/2006 NCI Skegness Reported swimmers in difficulty. Rescued by member of public NCI No Yes
6053 04/08/2006 NCI Stepper Point Assisted search for dinghy MCA/HMCG No Yes
6055 03/08/2006 NCI Exmouth Reported drifting unoccupied dinghy. NFA NCI No Yes
6054 03/08/2006 NCI Stepper Point Relayed VHF for ILB attending capsized dinghy MCA/HMCG No Yes
6056 01/08/2006 NCI Stepper Point Monitored ILB at capsized dinghy MCA/HMCG No No
6058 31/07/2006 NCI Stepper Point Reported capsized catamaran. ILB/ helo attended NCI Yes Yes
6057 31/07/2006 NCI Skegness Reported drifting unmanned dinghy. CG attended. nfa NCI No No
6059 30/07/2006 NCI Mundesley NCI relays MoP report of jetskis close to swimmers. ILB attends but unable to intercept. NCI Yes Yes
6060 30/07/2006 NCI Stepper Point CG requested search for ketch. Reported entering MCA/HMCG No Yes
6061 24/07/2006 NCI St Ives Reported MoP cut off by tide. Lifeguards attended NCI No Yes
6063 23/07/2006 NCI Skegness Reported 2 MoP in drifting inflatable. Recovered by father. nfa NCI No Yes
6062 23/07/2006 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported walker cut off by tide. ILB recovered casualty. NCI Yes Yes
6066 21/07/2006 NCI Stepper Point Monitored and advised CG of u/s RIB MCA/HMCG No Yes
6065 21/07/2006 NCI St Ives Reported MoP report of inflatable in trouble NCI No Yes
6064 21/07/2006 NCI Skegness Arranged casevac for MoP with jellyfish stings. Ambulance attended. nfa NCI No No
6067 20/07/2006 NCI Skegness Monitored and assisted EOD disposal of munition on beach. NCI No Yes
6068 18/07/2006 NCI St Ives Reported grass fire. Fire Bde attended 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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