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 : 285
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.
11382 25/03/2015 NCI Prawle Point Relayed MoP report of dinghy ashore with engine failure. ILB attended to recover safely. NCI Yes Yes 1581
14098 04/06/2014 NCI Prawle Point Provided position of disabled FV to CG for safe towing in. NCI No Yes 1938
14101 26/05/2014 NCI Prawle Point Identified to CG name of sports boat hazarding divers. Skipper subsequently interviewed by HM and CG. MCA/HMCG No Yes 361356
14055 15/04/2014 NCI Prawle Point Passed information on distressed yacht to CG for LB to recover safely. NCI Yes Yes 356909
14044 05/04/2014 NCI Prawle Point CG requested any visual on yacht 'lost in fog'. Vessel and position provided for LB to escort in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 1098
14036 15/03/2014 NCI Prawle Point CG requested visual on MoP report of 'people in water'. Nine kayakers sighted and reported. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 354 05
14034 04/03/2014 NCI Prawle Point CG requested visual-with other Stations- of lone rower en route west. Monitored until out of sight. MCA/HMCG No Yes 353 01
14033 21/02/2014 NCI Prawle Point CG requested visual on container adrift. Monitored until out of sight and shipping advised by CG. MCA/HMCG No Yes 584
14032 18/02/2014 NCI Prawle Point CG requested visual on disabled FV under tow. Tow monitored until into harbour. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 560
01442.2 07/12/2013 NCI Prawle Point CG requested monitoring of disabled FV under tow. No sighting. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 4770
01413.2 21/10/2013 NCI Prawle Point CG requested visual on MoP report of flashing light. Confirmed as a race mark. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 4218
13126 04/07/2013 NCI Prawle Point Identified dinghy in distress and provided position for LB recovery. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2287
13089 02/06/2013 NCI Prawle Point Relayed MoP report of injured woman. Recommended helo casevac. Casualty with paramedic transferred to hospital. NCI No Yes 322889
13028 28/03/2013 NCI Prawle Point Updated CG on disabled Motor Cruiser incident until power restored and escorted into harbour. MCA/HMCG No Yes 865
12278 03/11/2012 NCI Prawle Point CG requested monitoring and updates on disabled yacht. Casualty towed in by Harbour Launch. MCA/HMCG No Yes 4862
12202 17/08/2012 NCI Prawle Point Relayed messages to CG re injured surfer and provided updates for ILB to recover for hospitalisation. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 295752
12187 05/08/2012 NCI Prawle Point CG requested monitoring of recovery by LB of disabled FV. Updating reports provided. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 293638
12125 26/06/2012 NCI Prawle Point CG requested visual on disabled yacht. Radar position reported for LB to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2565
12109 10/06/2012 NCI Prawle Point Relayed PanPan from disabled Fv to CG. ILB towed casualty into harbour. NCI Yes Yes 3589
12078 11/05/2012 NCI Prawle Point Relayed calls from MV to CG re injured crewman. Helo casevac to hospital. MCA/HMCG No Yes 1765
11182 24/07/2011 NCI Prawle Point Reported visual on lost diver.Assisted Dive Boat to recover safely. nfa NCI No Yes
11175 22/07/2011 NCI Prawle Point Reported visual on damaged yacht and monitored progress into harbour.Nfa NCI No Yes 3128
11064 14/04/2011 NCI Prawle Point Reported position of disabled yacht and monitored tow in by LB. NCI Yes Yes 1355
11054 07/04/2011 NCI Prawle Point Reported disabled speedboat and assisted CG to contact passing yacht to tow in safely. NCI No Yes 1220
11035 13/03/2011 NCI Prawle Point Reported visual on lost divers and assisted LB to location. Two divers recovered safely. NCI Yes Yes 234001
10228 02/10/2010 NCI Prawle Point Assisted in locating cliff casualty for casevac by CROs to hospital. MCA/HMCG No Yes 4351
10227 01/10/2010 NCI Prawle Point CG requested monitoring of canoes in strong breeze. Reported progress until out of sight. MCA/HMCG No Yes 4339
10226 26/09/2010 NCI Prawle Point Monitored and reported on progress of assistance by LB to MB taking water. MB beached safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 219817
10196 28/08/2010 NCI Prawle Point Monitored and reported on recovery and tow in of disabled RIB. NCI No Yes 377428
10195 25/08/2010 NCI Prawle Point Requested by CG to transmit on Chan.16 to raise vessel unable to raise CG. No response. MCA/HMCG No Yes 215441
10189 22/08/2010 NCI Prawle Point Monitored and reported on progress of disabled launch under tow to Salcombe. NCI No Yes 3611
10168 08/08/2010 NCI Prawle Point Monitored and reported on recovery by ILB of motor cruiser with engine fire. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3262
10156 01/08/2010 NCI Prawle Point CG requested monitoring of disabled yacht whilst in sight. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 3106
10092 16/06/2010 NCI Prawle Point Requested by CG to monitor recovery of disabled yacht. Reported towed progress to harbour. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 2177
10080 03/06/2010 NCI Prawle Point Helped to relay telephone and Chan.Zero info from disabled yacht and LB to CG.Yacht towed in by ILB NCI Yes Yes 202239
10024 27/03/2010 NCI Prawle Point Monitored and reported on capsized RIB. One swam ashore ILB recovered other 3 and RIB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 194356
9218 10/09/2009 NCI Prawle Point Relayed PanPan from disabled yacht.Monitored tow in by Lifeboat. NCI Yes Yes 4253
9199 22/08/2009 NCI Prawle Point Reported empty drifting dinghy.ILB conned to contact and recovered to harbour. No casualties NCI Yes Yes 174076
9191 18/08/2009 NCI Prawle Point Relayed MoP report of canoeists at risk.ILB attended and towed in. NCI Yes Yes 173346
9183 12/08/2009 NCI Prawle Point Co-operation with CG over recovery of lost diver. MCA/HMCG No Yes 3676

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