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 : 7894
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.
49578 03/05/2024 NCI Calshot Tower NCI Calshot contacted HMCG re catamaran stuck in mud and capsized. HMCG requested NCI to monitor. Fire and first responder attended and CRT . Casualty rescued , Catamaran refloated on rising tide and drifted towards shore. NCI No Yes 413461
49586 03/05/2024 NCI Stepper Point NCI heard radio call re. 3 MOP cut off on sandbar. NCI had visual, HMCG informed. Paddle board was observed by casualties, who showed no distress. ILB was cancelled, and casualties reached shore by, Paddle Board. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 509700
49551 02/05/2024 NCI Shoreham NCI Shoreham heard faint Mayday. Called HMCG who were unaware - investigated - believed to be hoax NCI No Yes 513375
49557 02/05/2024 NCI Prawle Point HMCG tasked NCI Prawle Point to monitor vessel (already under observation) which had lost power and to stay on watch until ALB recovered MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 513370
49564 02/05/2024 NCI Stone Point HMCG asked if NCI Stone Point had visual on broken down RIB - confirmed - LB tasked to recover MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 513365
49541 02/05/2024 NCI Hengistbury Head HMCG asked NCI Hengistbury Head if they had visual on inflatable adrift- NCI confirmed visual ILB tasked to recover - NCI conned ILB to casualty MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 513328
49543 02/05/2024 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent NCI Lee on Solent observed dinghy capsize several times - sailor appeared to be tiring - Contacted HMCH with bearing and distance -LB tasked. Sailor managed to right the dinghy and out of danger -LB , stood down NCI Yes Yes 513773
49531 01/05/2024 NCI Filey MOP reported to NCI Filey elderly female fallen banging head on rock. NCI mobile patrol gave first aid and called ambulance - took casualty to A&E NCI No No N/A
49533 01/05/2024 NCI Portland Bill HMCG contacted NCI Portland Bill to visually monitor yacht with engine failure. RN Vessel was in vicinity and towed casualty to safety MCA/HMCG No Yes 513230
49540 01/05/2024 NCI Gosport NCI Gosport contacted HMCG re suspected yacht aground - casualty appeared to have deployed anchor and floated clear shortly NCI No Yes 513258
49538 30/04/2024 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent NCI Lee on the Solent spotted Wing surfer with difficulty getting ashore -contacted HMCG - monitored until lost visual - passed to NCI Calshot who reported casualty reached shore NCI No Yes 513096
49530 30/04/2024 NCI Exmouth HMCG Contacted NCI Exmouth after MOP reported SUP in possible danger - NCI made sweep saw SUP, but not in danger. CG tasked NCI to monitor and report safe return MCA/HMCG No Yes 513083
49513 29/04/2024 NCI St Ives NCI St Ives spotted Kite Surfer who seemed incompetent - spending lot of time in sea. Contactede HMCG and continued monitoring until surfer safe NCI No Yes 512946
49514 29/04/2024 NCI Charlestown HMCG tasked NCI Charlestown to make visual search for woman on rocks- NCI spotted and reported position, Police,CRT and Fire in attendance. LB offshore. Casualty lowered to safety MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 512974
49500 28/04/2024 NCI Hengistbury Head NCI Hengistbury Head spotted foil boarder swimming to shore but struggling- phoned LB station to advise them who tasked ILB - who was on exercise- potential casualty was OK and returned to beach NCI Yes No
49505 28/04/2024 NCI Calshot Tower HMCG contacted NCI Calshot Tower asking have visual on vessel Dawnraider- NCI confirmed giving lat and long- monitored until LB took in tow MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 512882
49495 27/04/2024 NCI Shoreham NCI Shoreham monitoring radio heard CG task CRT to kayak off Hove Lagoon. Using camera -spotted casualty and informed CG they did not appear to be in difficulty - heading back to shore MCA/HMCG No Yes 512773
49496 27/04/2024 NCI Porthcawl HMCG contacted NCI Porthcawl re call from MOP 3 SUP appeared to be struggling -used camera link - asked to monitor. Eventually tasked ILB to recover MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 512735
49485 26/04/2024 NCI Chapel Point NCI Chapel Point spotted dead porpoise on beach - reported to HMCG and Natural History Museum NCI No Yes N/A
49472 24/04/2024 NCI Newhaven HMCG contacted NCI Newhaven tasking them to look out for an overdue yacht en route from Ramsgate to Bournemouth - unable to communicate with them, Observation kept. Vessel found - all stood down MCA/HMCG No Yes 512201
49474 24/04/2024 NCI Shoreham HMCG tasked NCI Shoreham to lookout for overdue yacht from Ramsgate ti Bournemouth - unable to contact vessel, Vessel found and NCI stood down MCA/HMCG No Yes 512201
49479 24/04/2024 NCI Llandudno NCI Llandudno monitoring ch0 heard single word Mayday - then repeated. no further transmission. Contacted HMCG who had not heard but will investigate NCI No Yes 512335
49480 24/04/2024 NCI Porthcawl HMCG contacted NCI Porthcawl after MOP observed person entering the water fully clothed or in wetsuit- tasked NCI to scan beach with CCTV- nothing seen - stood down MCA/HMCG No Yes 512343
49467 24/04/2024 NCI Hengistbury Head NCI Hengistbury Head observed vessel belching black smoke. HMCG contacted NCI re vessel - tasked to monitor. Fishing then moved off - no smoke. HMCG stood down incident MCA/HMCG No Yes 512316
49469 23/04/2024 NCI Gosport Mayday heard alleging inflatable dinghy with 28 POB.HMCG tried to obtain position but caller refused saying it was an exercise, All stood down MCA/HMCG No Yes 512264
49483 22/04/2024 NCI Prawle Point NCI Prawle Point observed Rib chasing dolphins - reported to Salcombe Harbour who spoke to them on return NCI No No N/A
49440 22/04/2024 NCI Mablethorpe Following previous day when MOP reported suspected ordnance - HMCG requested NCI to check if it was still there - MCA cancelled request and asked Police to attend who confirmed is was an ordnance. EOD, summoned who removed and destroyed it MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 512008
49442 22/04/2024 NCI Needles NCI Needles observed Dory with 3 POB - boat was emp- ty - went behind lighthouse and re appeared loaded with black sacks and 5 gallon containers- photo taken - sent to JRC who confirmed, they were servicing the lighthouse and not illegal activities NCI No Yes 512123
49455 22/04/2024 NCI Shoreham HMCG contacted NCI Shoreham re PanPan from speedboat with engine failure tasking them to locate and monitor casualty- Done. - Speedboat re started engine - stood down MCA/HMCG No Yes 512119
49434 21/04/2024 NCI Mablethorpe MOP contacted NCI Mablethorpe re suspected ordnance- it was about to be covered by tide. HMCG informed and will wait until next low tide to follow up NCI No Yes 512008
49436 21/04/2024 NCI Charlestown NCI Charlestown observed 6 persons wading towards Polmear Island unaware of rising tide. Contacted HMCG - persons scaling scree to escape tide. RNLI on standby. Casualties made it to safety -all stood, down NCI Yes Yes 511730
49438 21/04/2024 NCI Shoreham HMCG tasked NCI Shoreham to spot and monitor speedboat with engine failure. IILB recovered casualty MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 512020
49425 20/04/2024 NCI Exmouth NCI Exmouth observed broken down speed boat = contacted HMCG ILB took casualty in tow NCI Yes Yes 511814
49426 20/04/2024 NCI Worms Head NCI Worms Head observed MOP on causeway informed HMCG who Tasked ILB - recovered 3 casualties NCI Yes Yes 511865
49431 20/04/2024 NCI Charmouth HMCG called NCI Charmouth following report of missing person made visual search - nothing found. Police Helo tasked. Missing Person found on beach MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 511837
49418 19/04/2024 NCI Torbay Ch 00 to Torbay ILB - EPIRB - ILB checked vessel - no sign of EPIRB. NCI Torbay assisted with visual search. AWLB tasked to continue search, HMCG stood all stations down MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 511748
49420 19/04/2024 NCI Hengistbury Head HMCG called NCI Hengistbury Head re report of small rib with 2 persons suspicious behaviour. NCI observed rib - appeared to be fishing. NCI lost sight after rib went round headland. HMCG confirmed , closed MCA/HMCG No Yes 511726
49424 19/04/2024 NCI Shoreham HMCG contacted NCI Shoreham re person fully clothed on waste outfall. NCI kept visual-observed perso walking back with fishing rod MCA/HMCG No Yes 511731
49415 18/04/2024 NCI Teignmouth CC engine failure near rocks - dropped anchor and called HMCG who declared a Pan Pan. NCI contacted HMCG giving exact position and situation - AWLB tasked to take over tow from DDG, in vicinity MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 511643
49423 18/04/2024 NCI Newhaven MOP contacted NCI Newhaven re YBS on anchor off Splash Point. NCI contacted HMCG. Early next morning casualty broke free and capsized RNLI rescued 2 people NCI Yes Yes 51169

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