Incident Summaries

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 6510
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.
9235 01/10/2009 NCI Newhaven Requested by CG to monitor and report on entry of FV with sick seaman. MCA/HMCG No Yes
9234 28/09/2009 NCI Shoreham Requestd by CG to monitor recovery by LB of disabled yacht. NCI Yes Yes
9233 26/09/2009 NCI Gosport Reported grounded yacht and monitored recovery by passing MC. NCI No Yes 4855
9232 25/09/2009 NCI Portland Bill Monitored and reported recovery of lost divers. MCA/HMCG No Yes
9231 23/09/2009 NCI Mablethorpe Reported object possible danger to shipping.ILB launched to recover crate. NCI Yes Yes 178625
9230 20/09/2009 NCI Mablethorpe Reported injured MoP.CG attended to casevac. NCI No Yes 178318
9229 20/09/2009 NCI Bass Point Reported and monitored recovery of disabled launch. Handed over to Nare Pt. to note arrival Helford NCI No Yes 4428
9228 20/09/2009 NCI Skegness Reported hazardous container on beach.CG and Fire Service attended to remove. NCI No Yes 3829
9227 19/09/2009 NCI Mablethorpe Reported young person having a fit in chalet.CG attended and handed over to carers. NCI No Yes 178206
9226 19/09/2009 NCI Nells Point Requested by CG to monitor recovery of two swimmers in difficulty. LB and Helo attended to casevac MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 178172
9225 17/09/2009 NCI Newhaven Assisted in locating disabled FV for LB to tow in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 4700
9224 14/09/2009 NCI Newhaven Requestd by CG to monitor recovery of disabled MB by FV to harbour NCI No Yes
9223 13/09/2009 NCI Newhaven Reported two inflatables at risk.LB attended towed to beach and CG gave advice. NCI Yes Yes 4637
9222 12/09/2009 NCI Mablethorpe Reported lost possibly injured child.CG attended and child found. NCI No Yes 177283
9221 12/09/2009 NCI Mablethorpe Reported lost child.Found by RNLI Beach patrol.NFA NCI Yes Yes
9220 12/09/2009 NCI Froward Point Requested by CG to monitor recovery of disabled yacht. Towed in by another. MCA/HMCG No Yes
9219 12/09/2009 NCI Wooltack Point Requested by CG to relay message to dive boat on Chan. 16 MCA/HMCG No Yes 177231
9218 10/09/2009 NCI Prawle Point Relayed PanPan from disabled yacht.Monitored tow in by Lifeboat. NCI Yes Yes 4253
9217 08/09/2009 NCI Newhaven CG requested monitoring of tow of disabled speed boat to harbour by passing FV. MCA/HMCG No Yes 4528
9216 06/09/2009 NCI Teignmouth Reported grounded vessel.HM and LB attended to tow clear. NCI Yes Yes 176532
9215 05/09/2009 NCI Gosport Requested by CG to monitor recovery of disabled MB by GAFIRS RIB.Casualty towed to marina. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 4469
9214 04/09/2009 NCI Newhaven Assisted in location of unidentified upturned hull for recovery by LB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
9213 04/09/2009 NCI Portland Bill Assisted in locating trawler believed to have collided with and dismasting a catamaran. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
9212 03/09/2009 NCI Polruan Monitored and reported recovery of disabled yacht by Harbour RIB MCA/HMCG No Yes
9211 02/09/2009 NCI Peveril(Dont Use) Reported jetski distress flare. ILB attended and towed in. NCI Yes Yes
9210 30/08/2009 NCI Wooltack Point Relayed info from kayaks practising rescue scenarios to CG. NCI No Yes
9209 26/08/2009 NCI Mundesley Reported MoP finding of live rifle round to Police.Police patrol collected round. NCI No No
9208 26/08/2009 NCI Nells Point Reported landslide onto coastal path to Glamorgan Council.CG advised. NCI No Yes
9207 25/08/2009 NCI Nells Point Reported possible house fire to FB.Appliance and Police attended. NCI No No
9206 24/08/2009 NCI Mundesley Reported MoP finding live rifle round on beach.Police attended to collect. NCI No Yes
9205 23/08/2009 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Reported unmanned drifting dinghy.Recovered by local jetski. NCI No Yes 4186
9204 23/08/2009 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Reported unmanned drifting inflatable. Recovered to shore by Gosport Rescue. NCI No Yes 4159
9203 23/08/2009 NCI Skegness MoP reported missing child. CG Mobile attended and searched with NCI.Child located.NFA NCI No Yes 3322
9202 23/08/2009 NCI Skegness CG requested info on drifting inflatable reported by MoP.Reported safely ashore.NFA MCA/HMCG No No
9201 23/08/2009 NCI Skegness Ambulance requested for MoP with lacerated foot.Casualty transferred to A&E. NCI No No 276
9200 22/08/2009 NCI Skegness Ambulance requested for MoP with foot injuries. Casualty transferred to A&E. NCI No No 261
9199 22/08/2009 NCI Prawle Point Reported empty drifting dinghy.ILB conned to contact and recovered to harbour. No casualties NCI Yes Yes 174076
9198 21/08/2009 NCI Mablethorpe Reported live rifle round on beach to Police.PCSO attended to remove. NCI No No 104
9197 21/08/2009 NCI St Alban's Head Reported sloop at risk. LB and helo attended but casualty not identified and presumed berthed safely. NCI Yes Yes 4065
9196 20/08/2009 NCI Newhaven Monitored and reported on recovery of capsized small craft by LB.Casualty beached safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 4017


Currently almost 60 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 Filey in North 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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