Incident Summaries

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The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 7975
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.
50158 24/06/2024 NCI Wooltack Point MOP reported to NCI Wooltack Point that kayaker in trouble shouting for help. CG contacted and WK went to cliff edge and observed Cas and that Dale Queen had eyes on casualty and recovered ILB met , DQand took care of casualty NCI Yes Yes 521619
50148 23/06/2024 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea NCI Wells Next to Sea observed 10 persons in danger of being cut off by tide - reported to HMCG who tasked ILB. NCI observed 7 entering water and crossing to shore. ILB found no one in difficulty. All, safe NCI Yes Yes 521447
50156 23/06/2024 NCI Shoreham NCI Shoreham heard Pan Pan from vessel with engine failure - Spotted and informed CG they had visual with exact bearing and distance. AWLB launched and recovered NCI Yes Yes 521398
50159 23/06/2024 NCI Exmouth HMCG tasked NCI Exmouth following call from MOP re kayak/paddleboarder fr out. Made CCTV search of area. Nothing found MCA/HMCG No Yes 521405
50160 23/06/2024 NCI Mundesley RNLI lifeguards called HMCG re baby with breathing difficulties. NCI Mundesley took over monitoring beach , and acted as co-ordinator between CG and RNLI. Ambulance arrived and took casualty to hospital MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 521387
50147 23/06/2024 NCI Canvey Island HMCG tasked NCI Canvey Island to scan mudflats for Asian male. NCI made search - nothing found. CRT dispatched and were informed person had left the area, so all stood down MCA/HMCG No Yes 521312
50153 22/06/2024 NCI Newhaven NCI Newhaven contacted HMCG re concern over sailing vessel very close to shore- CRT tasked to position on shore. LB tasked to recover casualty NCI Yes Yes 521203
50127 22/06/2024 NCI Froward Point NCI Froward Point observed MC in estuary stationary with rope around prop. Contacted CG giving lat and long - tasked to monitor. Harbourmaster sent rib and was conned on by NCI. Casualty freed itself NCI No Yes 52117
50128 22/06/2024 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea NCI Wells next to sea observed 3 persons in danger of being cut off by tide. Contacted HMCG who tasked ILB who recovered casualties NCI Yes Yes 521180
50145 22/06/2024 NCI Mablethorpe unidentified object spotted drifting by NCI Mabelthorpe reported to HMCG who said would investigate NCI No No
50119 21/06/2024 NCI Exmouth HMCG issued security re. RIB with engine failure. NCI had visual, passing vessel offered tow. CG informed. casualty towed to safety, NCI monitored and updated CG. MCA/HMCG No Yes 520930
50120 21/06/2024 NCI Torbay NCI observed a sailing dinghy, 2 POB, looking very vulnerable. HMCG informed, and a MOP had also reported casualty. Dinghy then was out of sight of NCI but appeared to be heading for harbour. , CG informed. NCI No Yes 520970
50114 20/06/2024 NCI Whitstable MOP reported to NCI a dead seal on the beach. HMCG informed, and to deal with carcase through usual channels. NCI No Yes 520822
50109 19/06/2024 NCI Nells Point NCI observed MsOP stranded on Island, HMCG informed. 1 + dog waded ashore, 6 left on island. ILB tasked, and recovered 6 casualties in 3 trips. CRT met casualties - all safe. NCI No Yes 520633
50088 18/06/2024 NCI Shoreham Crew of speedboat called NCI reporting engine failure. HMCG informed, NCI had visual, monitoring requested. Vessel then managed to restart engine and returned to harbour. NCI No Yes 520486
50157 18/06/2024 NCI Polruan NCI Polruan received call from MOP saying Male was unwell on the coastpath and would need assistance to return to safety. HMCG contacted and CRT tasked. Casualty believed to have suffered heat , exhaustion and had been taken home NCI No Yes 520510
50101 18/06/2024 NCI Porthcawl HMCG requested scan from NCI re. MOP with fractured leg, CRT and air ambulance had been tasked. No sighting possible. NCI reported to CG they had sight of HELO and crowd of people. , Casualty then observed on stretcher being taken to HELO. MCA/HMCG No Yes 520569
50102 18/06/2024 NCI Porthcawl HMCG called NCI re. report of a fire on local common, visual requested. No smoke seen on camera, and fire service had been called. Fire service attended and then left. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 520574
50086 18/06/2024 NCI St Agnes Head MOP advised NCI a coast path walker had fallen and was injured. HMCG informed. casualty and husband then came to lookout, W/K rang 999 for ambulance - ETA several hours!. Local offered to , transport casualty to doctors. CG informed, ambulance stood down. MCA/HMCG No Yes 520495
50087 18/06/2024 NCI St Alban's Head NCI heard radio message from vessel to HMCG - out of fuel and drifting. W/K walked to get visual. but impossible, CG advised. Passing yacht offered a tow to get fuel. CG informed. MCA/HMCG No Yes 520540
50146 18/06/2024 NCI Penzance CG contacted NCI Penzance re SUP reported in difficulty. ILB launched by casualty recovered by local ferry MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 520505
50096 17/06/2024 NCI Porthcawl MOP reported to NCI a cow appeared stuck on rocks. NCI used camera to visualise. HMCG informed, NCI contacted warden, who went to area and rang farmer. farmer moved cow, plus others, , to safety. CG updated. NCI No Yes n/a
50100 17/06/2024 NCI Nells Point NCI observed 2 MOP in and inflatable kayak, no lifejackets, drifting into channel. Local LGs and MOP expressed concern. RNLI jets launched, HMCG informed. NCI requested to monitor. , Casualty escorted back to safety, and occupants offered safety advice by LGs. RNLI No Yes n/a
50078 17/06/2024 NCI Cape Cornwall HMCG called NCI re. report of Fishing vessel with engine failure. NCI had logged vessel and were asked to monitor. Pan Pan issued. NCI observed casualty then moving under its own steam., NCI informed CG, FV confirmed problem was solved. Pan Pan cancelled. MCA/HMCG No Yes 520312
50084 17/06/2024 NCI Charmouth Beach supervisor asked NCI for help searching for 2 lost children. parent advised to call Police. HMCG informed. NCI then were advised children had been found safe and well. MMO No Yes 520377
50068 16/06/2024 NCI Wooltack Point local vessel reported to HMCG a MOP was lying motionless on grass. CG phoned NCI, W/K walked to area. W/K reported the MOP was fine, and enjoying sun. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 520173
50075 16/06/2024 NCI Hengistbury Head MayDay relay from HMCG re. EPIRB distress, AWLB and HELO tasked to search. NCI searched indicated position - negative. Position coincided with track of power boat race, nothing found., CG contacted race control as had not been informed of race. Later position in harbour, vessel checked and all well. NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 520180
50060 15/06/2024 NCI Bembridge Yacht issued a Man Overboard signal during race. AWLB tasked to vessel, and was conned to casualty by NCI. LB established it was a false alarm, no man overboard. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/a
50064 15/06/2024 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent NCI heard radio traffic re. capsized dingy. Local patrol had recovered 2 casualties, dinghy was drifting. NCI had visual, HMCG informed. Dinghy was allowed to drift to beach where it was recovered MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 520093
50065 15/06/2024 NCI Portscatho Kayak broke loose from pontoon while owner was swimming, and drifted out to sea. HMCG requested NCI monitor kayak, and position regularly reported. Kayak eventually drifted out of sight. MCA/HMCG No Yes 520056
50071 15/06/2024 NCI Needles NCI observed a Man Overboard from yacht in race. HMCG informed, ILB tasked. Casualty thrown line and was hauled onto yacht. CG informed. ILB checked casualty, as did AWLB which was in area. , All reported well. NCI Yes Yes 520015
50052 14/06/2024 NCI Prawle Point Sailing vessel contacted NCI requesting assistance. HMCG informed, giving position. 2 local yachts offered assistance until AWLB arrived. LB escorted casualty to harbour and safety. NCI Yes Yes 519898
50059 14/06/2024 NCI Porthcawl NCI observed a kite surfer in difficulty. HMCG informed, camera like established. Monitoring continued, and eventually casualty regained board and returned to beach. CG informed. NCI No Yes 519924
50046 13/06/2024 NCI Bembridge Vessel informed HMCG of an upturned catamaran, no-one visible. May Day issued. NCI asked for visual - negative, but monitoring requested. AWLB tasked, NCI advised CG they had visual., Race control advised details of casualty. LB located casualty and advised it was dismasted, 1 POB and a trimaran. Casualty advised he was fine and under way to harbour under power. NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 519794
50099 13/06/2024 NCI Nare Point NCI heard radio call from yacht reporting engine failure, and difficult sailing conditions. 4 POB. NCI established visual, HMCG informed, monitoring requested. Assistance request had no response., casualty then entered river, and was out of sight to NCI, and river taxi assisted it to a mooring. MCA/HMCG No Yes 519766
50053 13/06/2024 NCI Whitstable 2 catamarans launched and one capsized 100mtrs from shore. Unable to right boat, despite assistance. RIB from local dredger helped right the vessel. Both then sailed away. HMCG phoned NCI following , call from MOP, and were updated by NCI. ILB was tasked and located 2 catamarans and all appeared well. NFA. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 519810
50043 12/06/2024 NCI Shoreham RNLI called NCI re. report from MOP of kite surfer in difficulty. MOP advised to call HMCG. NCI established visual, CG informed. ILB tasked, and recovered casualty. RNLI Yes Yes 519706
50049 12/06/2024 NCI Needles NCI observed vessel drifting and signalling passing boats. HMCG informed, NCI contacted vessel on Ch65 asking them to assist. CG were updated. Seastart contacted for assistance, and , accompanied casualty to safety. NCI No Yes 519678
50027 11/06/2024 NCI Needles HMCG called NCI re. concern for solo sailer, visual established and monitoring requested. Hengistbury Head NCI also called. Sails reported to be flappingILB seen in area and was conned onto, casualty by NCI. Sailor taken onto LB and to harbour, Position of dinghy passed to CG. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 519521
50002 10/06/2024 NCI Bembridge NCI observed a yacht aground, HMCG informed. Monitoring requested, and vessel refloated on the rising tide. All appeared well, NFA. NCI No Yes 519259

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