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 : 8031
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.
50221 27/06/2024 NCI Calshot Tower Maday heard - no response from HMCG - NCI Calshot Tower called CG and relayed Message. CG then made a Mayday Relay on CH 16 YBS struck underwater obstruction. LB tasked to recover safely to harbour NCI Yes Yes 522110
50227 27/06/2024 NCI Gosport Pan Pan from motor cruiser with failure of one engine. Vessel proceeding to port on one engine. NCI had visual, HMCG and HM informed. Casualty seen to enter marina safely. NCI No Yes 522154
50197 26/06/2024 NCI Llandudno NCI Llandudno received text message to display of ch00 with associated audible warning. Nothing in vicinity. Contacted CG sent photo who investigated. CG called back message from Irish CG. - no , further action NCI No Yes 521925
50202 26/06/2024 NCI Porthcawl NCI Porthcawl asked to assist in search using CCTV for elderly person by Police and HMCG, Eventually stood down after person found safe and well Police No Yes 521955
50203 26/06/2024 NCI Fleetwood NCI Fleetwood observed 4 people and dogs walking into incoming tide. tried to attract their attention - failed. Called HMCG - they realised the danger and waded back to shore, escorted by CRT NCI No Yes 521939
50207 26/06/2024 NCI Mablethorpe NCI Mablethorpe observed unidentified object in water - contacted HMCG who tasked CRT to attend - who took over from NCI NCI No Yes 521924
50208 26/06/2024 NCI Nells Point NCI Nells Point observed swimmer in difficulty. Contacted HMCG who advised to contact LG who attended and saw back to shore NCI No Yes 521931
50212 26/06/2024 NCI Porthcawl HMCG contacted NCI Porthcawl recall from MOP concerned about kayaker-tasked to make visual search. located updated CG asked to monitor. ILB alongside - all OK MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 522036
50214 26/06/2024 NCI Torbay NCI Torbay observed 4 males with spades digging up rocks/earth and throwing over cliff. <ales repeated activity and lit fire. NCI contacted police whon dealt with matter NCI No No
50192 26/06/2024 NCI Shoreham HMCG contacted NCI Shoreham to make visual for capsized kayak - found gave bearing and distance. ILB recovered casualty MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 521915
50193 25/06/2024 NCI Newhaven NCI Newhaven heard call from vessel to Harbour with engine fault. Leisure craft Teale confirmed could assist - started search. NCI had visual and updated position. Teale took casualty in tow. NCI , informed CG of incident and were tasked to monitor. NCI No Yes 521794
50175 25/06/2024 NCI Gosport Mayday heard from YBS with jammed rudder. Harbour police launched. NCI Gosport notified CG position given incorrect -NCI monitored observed casualty in tow. Casualty freed steering and continued , own power MCA/HMCG No Yes 521766
50185 25/06/2024 NCI Calshot Tower HMCG tasked NCI Calshot Tower to make visual search for overdue Kayaker. Pan Pan issued - Sea Start located and LB tasked and conned on by NCI. LB directed casualty to shore MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 521792
50189 25/06/2024 NCI Nells Point NCI Nells Point observed 3 persons running towards flooding causeway from island. Called HMCG . who tasked NCI to monitor. All 3 were observed wading through safely. NCI No Yes 521838
50191 25/06/2024 NCI Gosport YBS contacted HMCG re engine failure who broadcast for assistance - Sea Start given details. CHG contacted NCI to confirm had visual and information . NCI stood down MCA/HMCG No Yes 521837
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
50167 24/06/2024 NCI Nells Point NCI Nells Point observed SUP strugglingagainst tide. RNLI lifeguards aware. NCI contacted CG who tasked ILB and requested NCI to monitor. LG took casualty on jetski until ILB recovered to shore NCI Yes Yes 521570
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
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
50145 22/06/2024 NCI Mablethorpe unidentified object spotted drifting by NCI Mabelthorpe reported to HMCG who said would investigate NCI No No
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
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
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
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
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
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

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