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.
7083 18/07/2007 NCI Teignmouth Reported concern over capsized 15ft catamaran. Aux.CG attended. Cat. Beached. NCI No Yes 9542
7085 17/07/2007 NCI Teignmouth Reported concern over struggling sailboard. Aux.CG attended. Boarder landed. NCI No Yes 2521
7086 16/07/2007 NCI Skegness Arranged for casevac of child with jellyfish stings. NCI No No
7091 14/07/2007 NCI Hartlepool Passed position of ship reported by MoP on fire. False alarm flashing up boiler ! MCA/HMCG No Yes
7090 14/07/2007 NCI Skegness Corrected position of disabled MB and monitored rescue by ILB MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
7089 14/07/2007 NCI Charlestown Assisted location of MoPs cut off by tide. ILB attended. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2466
7088 14/07/2007 NCI Portland Bill CG requested location of capsized canoe. Aux.CG attended. Canoe righted. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 2776
7087 14/07/2007 NCI Portscatho Assisted location of disabled catamaran and monitored lifeboat attendance. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2462
7092 10/07/2007 NCI Hartlepool Passed position of vessel in distress. False alarm. Cadet had pushed wrong button! MCA/HMCG No Yes
7093 07/07/2007 NCI St Alban's Head Requested by CG to search for overdue kayaks. One sighted and reported. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 2635
7094 02/07/2007 NCI Newhaven Monitored casevac from yacht. CG attended in Station. Ambulance on scene. MCA/HMCG No No
10110 28/06/2007 NCI Boscastle Assisted in rescue of missing swimmer by FV. Letter of thanks received from CG. MCA/HMCG No Yes 2392
7095 26/06/2007 NCI Prawle Point Attended and reported MoP in cliff fall. CG and ambulance attended. NCI No Yes 2189
7097 25/06/2007 NCI Stepper Point CG requested weather conditions during tow of sinking yacht. Helo lift of 2 MoP MCA/HMCG No Yes 2179
7096 25/06/2007 NCI Stepper Point Requested by CG to monitor helo lift of MoP from drifting yacht MCA/HMCG No Yes 2184
7098 23/06/2007 NCI Folkestone Monitored and reported on craft assisting disabled yacht. NCI No Yes 922322
7099 17/06/2007 NCI Mundesley Off-duty watchkeeper reports vandalised beach huts. Police informed. NCI No 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
7112 16/05/2007 NCI Southend Reported kite surfer in trouble. LB retrieved kite. Surfer swam ashore NCI Yes Yes
7114 16/05/2007 NCI Stepper Point Reported position of FV with engine failure. Towed in by ALB 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


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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