Incident Summaries

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 6324
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.
7128 14/04/2007 NCI Prawle Point Identified PanPan casualty on radar to home nearby vessel. MV towed in MCA/HMCG No Yes
7129 13/04/2007 NCI Prawle Point Relayed PanPan call to MRSC. Dive boat towed in by ILB NCI Yes Yes
7130 07/04/2007 NCI Hornsea Acted as comms relay in assisting injured MoP RNLI No No
7131 06/04/2007 NCI Newhaven Reported large cable drum adrift. CG issued Securitay message. NCI No Yes
7132 02/04/2007 NCI Charlestown Reported eight children cut off by tide. Both LBs attended to rescue NCI Yes Yes
7133 01/04/2007 NCI Southend Monitored dismasted sailboarder. ILB recovered casualty MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
7134 26/03/2007 NCI Prawle Point Assisted recovery of injured walker. Husband joined as a result! NCI No Yes
7135 25/03/2007 NCI Skegness Reported live bomb on beach. EOD team detonated successfully NCI No Yes 82360
7136 13/03/2007 NCI Polruan Telephoned by disabled MB. Towed in by MV SMIT DART NCI No Yes
7137 11/03/2007 NCI Newhaven CG requested monitoring of FV with engine defect. MCA/HMCG No Yes
7138 10/03/2007 NCI Newhaven CG requested search for container awash. Nothing sighted. MCA/HMCG No Yes
7139 09/03/2007 NCI Newhaven Reported MV making smoke. nfa NCI No Yes
7140 06/03/2007 NCI Canvey Island Reported FV aground. Owner attended. nfa NCI No Yes
7141 03/03/2007 NCI Herne Bay Reported disabled PWC. ILB attended and towed in. NCI No Yes
7142 20/02/2007 NCI Froward Point Corrected position of disabled MB. 2 PoB Towed in by Marina RIB MCA/HMCG No Yes
7145 10/02/2007 NCI Froward Point Reported disabled RIB. 3 PoB Towed in by water taxi NCI No Yes
7146 07/02/2007 NCI Mundesley CG requests search for missing boys. Boys found by off-duty watchkeeper. MCA/HMCG No Yes
7147 06/02/2007 NCI Newhaven Reported disabled speedboat. Engine restarted. LB tasked but nfa NCI Yes Yes
7144 03/02/2007 NCI Prawle Point Requested to monitor capsized yacht and LB tow. 4 survivors 1 DOA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
7143 03/02/2007 NCI Prawle Point CG requested posit. of casualty. MB towed in by LB MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
7148 20/01/2007 NCI St Alban's Head MoP reported injured companion. Aux CG and Helo evacuated casualty NCI No Yes
7149 18/01/2007 NCI Canvey Island Alerted owner and PLA to drifting boat. Boat beached but holed. NCI No No
7150 18/01/2007 NCI Canvey Island Alerted owner and PLA to drifting boat. Boat recovered. NCI No No
7151 14/01/2007 NCI Mundesley NCI relays MoP report of vandalism to beach cafe. Police attend. nfa NCI No No
7152 01/01/2007 NCI Stepper Point Requested to search for windsurfer. Detected and rescued by ILB MCA/HMCG No Yes
6002 14/12/2006 NCI Portland Bill Opened early to assist search for survivors from FV. Skipper not found. MCA/HMCG No Yes
6003 12/12/2006 NCI Portland Bill Mobile phone msg of man overboard. Assisted search. Man not found MCA/HMCG No Yes
6004 11/12/2006 NCI Prawle Point Attended walker evacuated by Air Ambulance. (Partner now a w/kpr !) NCI No Yes
6005 16/11/2006 NCI Skegness Reported red container of engine oil on beach. Fire Brigade attended. NCI No No
6006 04/11/2006 NCI Canvey Island CG requested assistance with disabled motor cruiser. Assisted. Nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes
6007 03/11/2006 NCI Prawle Point Reported yacht with loose anchor. CG advised yacht and thanked NCI NCI No Yes
6008 24/10/2006 NCI Bass Point Reported MV possibly NUC. CG Tug attended to tow in. NCI No Yes
6009 23/10/2006 NCI Teignmouth Reported capsized inflatable. ILB attended. Two casualties rescued NCI Yes Yes
6010 12/10/2006 NCI Skegness Assisted search for drifting object. Kayak located. ILB attended MCA/HMCG No No
6011 08/10/2006 NCI Southend Observed crewman landed with rucksack! CG reported innocent.NFA NCI No Yes
6012 01/10/2006 NCI Exmouth Reported windsurfer in danger. Both lifeboats launched. Surfer landed NCI No Yes
6013 30/09/2006 NCI Teignmouth Reported and monitored recovery of PWC aground. NCI No Yes
6015 27/09/2006 NCI Prawle Point CG requested search for lost MoP. One not validated. Found by police MCA/HMCG No Yes
6014 27/09/2006 NCI Froward Point Monitored recovery by ALB of drifting FV MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
6017 24/09/2006 NCI Exmouth Reported grounded yacht. Floated off. NFA NCI No Yes


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 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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