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.
49915 31/05/2024 NCI Worms Head MOP informed NCI his wife was in severe pain, HMCG informed. 999 call for ambulance, but ETA 2 hours. Casualty transported to local hotel by car to await ambulance. CRT attended. In the end, , casualty taken to hospital by Taxi NCI No Yes 517910
49966 29/05/2024 NCI Porthcawl NCI observed an angler fishing on a sand bank, considered to be vulnerable to a rising tide. HMCG informed, ILB tasked as out on exercise. LB checked on angler, who was crossing river to safety. NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 517661
49900 29/05/2024 NCI Gosport NCI observed an inflatable dinghy adrift. HMCG and HM informed. Assumed to have become detached from tow. Recovered by persons unknown. NCI No Yes 517626
49870 27/05/2024 NCI Calshot Tower NCI received call re. vessel broken down, 2 POB. Search requested, initially wrong vessel identified, then correct vessel seen at river entrance, but Sea Start unable to proceed due to sea state., Vessel drifting, but no injuries aboard. Border force vessel then towed casualty to harbour. MCA/HMCG No Yes 517345
49865 27/05/2024 NCI Exmouth Pan Pan from yacht aground in estuary, HMCG tasked ILB, NCI confirmed visual on CCTV. ILB recovered casualty and returned to shore. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 517282
49866 27/05/2024 NCI Exmouth Pan Pan from yacht with engine failure in shipping channel. NCI confirmed visual to HMCG. Harbour Master approached, but NCI lost visual due to rain. HM towed casualty to safety MCA/HMCG No Yes 517287
49867 27/05/2024 NCI Exmouth Pan Pan from Motor Launch with engine failure, 8 POB and 5 dogs on board. NCI did not have visual, HMCG informed. Passing vessel towed casualty to safety. MCA/HMCG No Yes 517306
49878 27/05/2024 NCI Rhoscolyn HMCG informed NCI of Pan Pan re. daybook with engine failure, 4 POB. ILB tasked. NCI had visual, and continued monitoring. LB undertook tow to beach, all safe. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 517276
49880 27/05/2024 NCI Porthcawl HMCG called NCI requesting search for missing child. CRT and UILB tasked. Search revealed nothing, child found safe and well inland. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 517556
49881 27/05/2024 NCI Canvey Island Pan Pan from trawler with engine fault. Second FV went to assist. NCI informed HMCG they had visual. Some confusion with second vessels position. ILB tasked, conditions bad. casualty taken , under tow. Casualty reached safe of mooring. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 517301
49887 27/05/2024 NCI Felixstowe NCI observed a speedboat aground, HMCG informed.CRT tasked, stood by, no casualties. vessel destroyed on rocks, recovery not possible. NCI No Yes 517297
49888 27/05/2024 NCI Felixstowe NCI were called by windsurfer to say a MOP was on beach with a back injury. HMCG informed, CRT tasked. Casualty declined medical help, but accepted assistance to return home. NCI No Yes 517323
49894 27/05/2024 NCI Penzance NCI observed a jets with loss of power, 1 adult, 2 children on board. Trying to push vessel ashore against tide. HMCG informed, ILB and CRT tasked. Vessel reached surf line, assets stood down. , CRT helped repair vessel, which then returned to harbour. All safe. NCI Yes Yes 517293
49877 26/05/2024 NCI Gosport MayDay from foreign yacht with engine failure, drifting towards warship. NCI informed HMCG they had visual. MOD police launch attended and towed casualty to safety. MCA/HMCG No Yes 517096
49879 26/05/2024 NCI Porthcawl HMCG called NCI re. call from MOP of person in difficulty. Scan requested. ILB and CRT tasked. Nothing seen, all assets stood down. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 517193
49853 26/05/2024 NCI Hengistbury Head Yacht informed HMCG a paddle boarder was in difficulty. NCI had visual, CG informed. ILB tasked, NCI informed LB they had visual. LB recovered casualty and returned them to beach. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 517128
49856 26/05/2024 NCI Stone Point RIB, 8 POB, issued a Pan Pan as it had broken down. Tow requested. Yacht advised they were alongside and would offer tow. NCI advised HMCG they had visual. Local rescue offered tow but NCI said they, were not required. MCA/HMCG No Yes 517125
49868 26/05/2024 NCI Newhaven MOP informed NCI a walker had fallen, injuring their knee. W/K offered first aid, Ambulance called but no ETA. HMCG informed. W/K remained with casualty, CG asked ambulance for ETA, CRT tasked. , CRT and ambulance diverted to heart attack, so friend of casualty took them to hospital. NCI No Yes 517161
49849 25/05/2024 NCI Calshot Tower HMCG called NCI re. ILB tasked to paddle boarder. LB asked NCI for visual, which was confirmed. Original casualty was safely ashore, but a second was stranded on the mud. ILB unable to reach due to, lack of water. CRT tasked and second casualty recovered, ambulance requested as suffering from cold. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 516977
49841 24/05/2024 NCI Torbay HMCG asked NCI for weather conditions, following a Pan Pan from a vessel taking on water. AWLB tasked, and 1 crew put on casualty. 2 POB and was escorted to safety. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 516778
49847 24/05/2024 NCI Prawle Point French vessel contacted HMCG in French, CG thought it to be in Salcombe area and needed help to anchor. CG and vessel unable to understand each other. NCI asked for visual - negative. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes n/a
49825 23/05/2024 NCI Brancaster MOP reported to NCI a chemical container was washed up un beach. NT ranger and RSPB warden informed. HMCG also informed. Search revealed nothing, NFA NCI No Yes 516608
49827 23/05/2024 NCI Torbay HMCG contacted ILB re. 2 paddle boarders in distress. NCI called LB to inform the casualty was under tow to beach. All safe MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 516624
49829 23/05/2024 NCI Exmouth NCI advised HM and HMCG of semi submerged tender next to slipway. Considered a potential hazard to shipping. Tender was beached and beach manager informed. NCI No Yes 516583
49838 23/05/2024 NCI Hengistbury Head Ambulance service reported a vulnerable person was on Spit. HMCG tasked CRT, and asked NCI for search. CRT located person and ambulance departed with person onboard Ambulance No Yes 516600
49840 23/05/2024 NCI Torbay Yacht fired red flare and issued MayDay. NCI relayed information to HMCG. Vessel took casualty under tow, and AWLB tasked to take over. NCI conned LB to casualty which was towed to safety. NCI Yes Yes 516681
49824 23/05/2024 NCI Nare Point Unaccompanied dog found by NCI on path. Dog taken to lookout. HMCG informed in case owner was injured. CG informed RSPCA, Police and CRT. Information put on Facebook. No owner found on path., CG informed NCI owner had been found and would collect dog from station. NCI No Yes 516584
49828 22/05/2024 NCI Exmouth MOP reported kite surfer in difficulty to HMCG. CG asked NCI for visual. Paddle boarders seen on beach, then MOP confirmed kite surfer was safely on beach. MCA/HMCG No Yes 516540
49819 22/05/2024 NCI Torbay NCI observed an inflatable, 2 POB, struggling to return to beach. Offshore wind and rain. HMCG informed, AWLB tasked as they were on exercise. LB spoke to casualties, who assured them, they could return to beach. LB waited until they were safely out of wind and close to beach. NCI Yes Yes 516511
49809 21/05/2024 NCI Bass Point HMCG called NCI asking for a search after MOP reported possible capsized dinghy. Nothing seen but search continued. CG asked for update later - negative so incident closed. MCA/HMCG No Yes 516377
49812 21/05/2024 NCI Exmouth HMCG advised launch of ILB re. motor vessel with engine failure and drifting towards rocks. NCI confirmed visual of casualty at nearby beach. AWLB tasked and took vessel under tow. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 516397
49854 21/05/2024 NCI Porthcawl NCI observed 2 kayakers, no cause for concern, however MOP called HMCG with concerns. CG called NCI but casualties out of sight, but had seemed okay. Monitoring continued, and, kayakers reappeared and headed back to beach. CG informed all safe. MCA/HMCG No Yes 516435
49813 21/05/2024 NCI Fleetwood HMCG informed NCI of dog in trouble in the water. NCI had visual. ILB tasked, and dog then seen swimming back to shore. Assets stood down. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 516635
49782 20/05/2024 NCI Gosport Pilot vessel reported a fire in engine room, Police RIB, patrol boat and 2 tugs responded. Fire was extinguished, 3 POB, all wearing Lifejackets. Police launch towed to basin, and FB met vessel., All safe. MCA/HMCG No Yes 516206
49785 20/05/2024 NCI Worms Head 2 MOP reported to NCI a dog had gone over cliff. W/K confirmed situation at location, HMCG informed. CRT and AWLB tasked, dog was recovered and returned to owner, no injuries. MMO Yes Yes 516229
49791 20/05/2024 NCI Canvey Island Yacht issued Pan Pan re. engine failure and drifting. VTS called HMCG, NCI had visual. ILB tasked and undertook tow. Casualty then moored safely, 2 POB and dog removed from vessel, both , suffering from sea sickness MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 516219
49852 20/05/2024 NCI Porthcawl NCI observed 9 MOP + 2 dogs trying to cross estuary. Conditions were dangerous. HMCG informed, camera link established. Casualties made a further attempt, and finally succeeded. CG informed. NCI No Yes 516235
49767 19/05/2024 NCI Nells Point NCI observed 2 paddle boarders in difficulty. W/K contacted by hailer. HMCG informed, ILB and CRT tasked, and casualties recovered. NCI Yes Yes 516051
49775 19/05/2024 NCI St Alban's Head NCI observed an unmanned dinghy, HMCG informed. A local potter looked at vessel, CG radioed it but no response. ILB and CRT tasked, NCI conned LB too vessel, and towed it to harbour. NCI Yes Yes 516077
49776 19/05/2024 NCI Hengistbury Head HMCG called NCI re. report from MOP of paddle boarder in difficulty. Visual difficult but eventually saw a kayak tied to a buoy - owner fishing. CRT confirmed the same. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 516131

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