Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 5970
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.
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
6071 17/07/2006 NCI Exmouth Reported dinghy swept out by tide. Beach rescue assisted recovery NCI No Yes
6070 17/07/2006 NCI Exmouth Reported and monitored recovery of RIB with engine failure NCI No Yes
6069 17/07/2006 NCI Stepper Point Monitored ILB tow of yacht to Appledore MCA/HMCG Yes No
6072 15/07/2006 NCI Exmouth Reported dismasted dinghy and monitored recovery NCI No Yes
6073 13/07/2006 NCI Skegness Reported abandoned clothing. Helped CG and ALB search. Items passed to police. NCI Yes No
6074 12/07/2006 NCI Skegness Initiated paramedic call to injured female. NCI No No
6075 11/07/2006 NCI Exmouth Reported grounded yacht. Floated off. NFA NCI No Yes
6076 11/07/2006 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Monitored recovery of man and dog cut off by tide MCA/HMCG No Yes
6077 09/07/2006 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported riders cut off by tide. ILB embarked riders and towed horse ashore. Incident appeared on Anglian TV NCI Yes Yes
6081 02/07/2006 NCI Skegness Informed CG of missing child. Child found by parents after 5 mins. nfa NCI No No
6080 02/07/2006 NCI Skegness Searched for missing child. Located and recovered after 4 mins. nfa NCI No No
6079 02/07/2006 NCI Stepper Point Monitored search for red flare. Nothing found MCA/HMCG No No
6078 02/07/2006 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Requested by HM to monitor microlights on sands. Tractor recovery. NCI No Yes
6082 01/07/2006 NCI Stepper Point Monitored yacht out of channel NCI No No
6083 23/06/2006 NCI Prawle Point Monitored EPIRB false alarm MCA/HMCG No No
6084 17/06/2006 NCI Skegness Assisted search for missing child. Found by mother after 45 mins. nfa NCI No Yes 1543
6085 11/06/2006 NCI Newhaven Requested to monitor search for and tow of disabled yacht. MCA/HMCG No Yes
6087 10/06/2006 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported persons cut off by tide. ILB recovered 2 girls NCI Yes Yes
6086 10/06/2006 NCI Prawle Point Requested to monitor disabled yacht. Salcombe Lifeboat towed in MCA/HMCG No Yes
6089 03/06/2006 NCI Canvey Island Telephone call from disabled yacht aground. Reported to PLA. Refloated idc NCI No No
6088 03/06/2006 NCI Newhaven Monitoring PWC/MB collision + casualty. Helo and Lifeboat attended MCA/HMCG No Yes
6090 02/06/2006 NCI Teignmouth MOB from speed boat reported. ALB and ambulance attended NCI Yes 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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