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.
7044 20/08/2007 NCI Prawle Point Monitored and reported yacht in difficulties. HM took in tow. nfa NCI No Yes 2905
7046 18/08/2007 NCI Newhaven CG requested monitoring of possible disabled yacht. Info passed. Yacht continued passage. MCA/HMCG No Yes
7045 18/08/2007 NCI Folkestone Assisted CG Mobile to check abandoned car over cliff. Found to be old wreck.. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes
7047 14/08/2007 NCI Polruan MoP reported injured walker. MRCC informed. Cliff Rescue recovered man to hospital NCI No Yes 3073
7049 13/08/2007 NCI Hartlepool CG requested observation of disabled yacht. ILB attended. Yacht towed in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 99665
7048 13/08/2007 NCI Folkestone CG report from MoP of two in trouble on cliffs. Found to be fossil hunting. Nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes
7052 12/08/2007 NCI Newhaven CG requested monitoring of diving incident. ILB attended. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
7051 12/08/2007 NCI St Alban's Head Reported drifting RIB and assisted recovery to Poole. Yacht had not noticed it had gone ! NCI No Yes
7050 12/08/2007 NCI Rame Head Reported dismasting, provided weather info to CG and monitored recovery NCI No Yes 99404
7054 11/08/2007 NCI Skegness Assisted search for lost child. CG and Police attended. Child found Police No Yes
7053 11/08/2007 NCI Folkestone Contact with CG re drifting inflatable. Found to be a kayak. False alarm with good intent MCA/HMCG No Yes
7055 10/08/2007 NCI Folkestone CG requested search for possible lilo in distress. Found to be false alarm with good intent MCA/HMCG No Yes
7056 08/08/2007 NCI Folkestone CG requested and steer for Police RIB to suspected illegals. Found to be a goodwill visit. MCA/HMCG No Yes
7059 06/08/2007 NCI St Alban's Head CG requested watch on two kayaks. Info passed. Kayaks beached safely. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 3355
7058 06/08/2007 NCI Prawle Point CG requested info on disabled yacht. Reported and provided details for tow in by Salcombe ILB MCA/HMCG No Yes 2887
7057 06/08/2007 NCI Hartlepool CG requested observation of disabled MC. MCA/HMCG No Yes 2575
7063 05/08/2007 NCI Canvey Island Passed info on possible speedboat adrift. Boat restarted engine. nfa NCI No Yes
7062 05/08/2007 NCI Skegness Assisted search for lost child. CG attended. Child found by mother. MCA/HMCG No Yes
7061 05/08/2007 NCI Skegness Assisted search for lost child. CG and RNLI attended. Child found NCI Yes Yes
7060 05/08/2007 NCI Newhaven Reported paraglider on cliff. CG, Fire, ambulance attended. Rescued by NCI ladder unhurt NCI No Yes
7065 04/08/2007 NCI Newhaven Reported downed paraglider. Aux CG, LB and helo tasked. Casualty recovered by LB NCI Yes Yes
7064 04/08/2007 NCI Whitstable Mother reports lost child. Police informed and attended. W/Kprs spot child and reunites. NCI No No
7069 03/08/2007 NCI Boscastle CG requested watch on possibly disabled yacht. Info passed to Stepper Pt. LB attended MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
7068 03/08/2007 NCI Skegness Assisted search for lost child. Police, RNLI and CG attended. Child found Police Yes Yes
7067 03/08/2007 NCI Skegness Assisted search for (another) lost child. Police, RNLI and CG attended. Child found Police Yes Yes
7066 03/08/2007 NCI Skegness Assisted search for (yet another) lost child. Police attended. Child found Police No Yes
7070 01/08/2007 NCI Skegness Reported lost child to police. Search made. Found in amusement arcade. nfa NCI No No 227
7072 31/07/2007 NCI Skegness Lost child brought to Station. Handed over to police. NCI No No 235
7071 31/07/2007 NCI Hartlepool Requested by CG to check MoPs in danger on pierheads. Two CG attended, both becoming injured. MCA/HMCG No Yes
7074 30/07/2007 NCI Newhaven CG requested monitoring of beached dayboat. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes
7073 30/07/2007 NCI Prawle Point Advised CG of craft near MV calling for assistance. Monitored subsequent tow. NCI No Yes 2731
7075 29/07/2007 NCI Newhaven Reported disabled speedboat. CG arranged tow by another vessel NCI No Yes
7076 28/07/2007 NCI Teignmouth Reported broken down ski boat indicating distress. Boat restarted and returned. nfa NCI No Yes 2704
7078 27/07/2007 NCI Skegness CG request search for craft adrift with possible PoB. Located and reported. No PoB MCA/HMCG No Yes 9657
7077 27/07/2007 NCI Skegness Reported MoP drifting out on surfboard. ILB rescued. Occupant treated at Station. NCI Yes Yes 9659
7079 26/07/2007 NCI Boscastle Reported yacht in possible difficulties. Info passed to Stepper Pt. nfa NCI No Yes
7081 22/07/2007 NCI Charlestown Assisted CG in defining a false alert with good intent. (MB fishing and waving!). MCA/HMCG No Yes 2599
7080 22/07/2007 NCI Mundesley CG requested info on dinghy in possible trouble. NCI directed ILB to site. Dinghy OK MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
7082 22/07/2007 NCI St Alban's Head Reported possible heart attacks to owner and dog. Aux CG attended. nfa NCI No Yes 2951
7084 18/07/2007 NCI Skegness CG requested search for MoP with overdose. Located in caravan by police. Nfa MCA/HMCG 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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