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.
49023 02/03/2024 NCI Lyme Bay HMCG asked NCI for visual after report of child stuck in mud. Visual and CCTV negative, CG informed. CRT on scene, ambulance attended, child recovered and waiting for ambulance. MCA/HMCG No Yes 505972
49029 02/03/2024 NCI Exmouth HMCG called NCI re. yacht aground. NCI reported it was upright, slight list. 2 POB, seen using phone. No obvious distress. ILB tasked, took people ashore, vessel anchored, for recovery later. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 505954
49011 01/03/2024 NCI Torbay HMCG asked NCI for weather update as a person had been recovered from sea and a HELO may be needed. NCI advised that that part of the bay was not visible, however did give weather condition report. , Casualty was recovered and transferred to ambulance, but no further input from NCI. MCA/HMCG No Yes 505865
49004 29/02/2024 NCI St Alban's Head MOP called NCI re person acting suspiciously. NCI informed HMCG and Border Force. No further NCI involvement. NCI No Yes n/a
48969 27/02/2024 NCI Folkestone NCI observed suspicious activity, involving vehicle, and person erecting mast. HMCG informed, and advised inform Police (Special Branch). Police questioned person, outcome unknown. NCI No Yes n/a
48973 27/02/2024 NCI Filey NCI monitored 3 MOP on rocks, concerned as tide rising. HMCG informed. ILB tasked, but casualties managed to return to shore. Met by CRT. NCI Yes Yes 505605
48963 26/02/2024 NCI Hengistbury Head MOP reported to NCI a dog over the cliff. W/K went to scene, and called HMCG requesting CRT be tasked. Location given. CRT recovered dog safe and well and returned it to owner. NCI No Yes 505475
48964 26/02/2024 NCI Worms Head 2 MOP observed by NCI about to be cut off by tide. HMCG informed. Casualties attempted to cross, siren deployed. ILB and CRT tasked, and casualties recovered to beach. NCI Yes Yes 505498
48968 26/02/2024 NCI Teignmouth HMCG contacted NCI re. report from MOP of capsized jetski. Search revealed nothing, CG informed. AWLB tasked to look, but nothing found. NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 505477
48974 26/02/2024 NCI Porthcawl Police contacted NCI to help search for vulnerable MOP. HMCG informed. Police HELO, ILB, and CRT involved. Nothing found by time station closed. Assets stood down. Police Yes Yes 505489
48950 25/02/2024 NCI Folkestone NCI informed HMCG they had lost sight of a kayaker who had departed from harbour. AWLB asked to search, nothing found so kayaker assumed to have turned unseen. NCI Yes Yes 505355
48952 25/02/2024 NCI Folkestone AWLB reported a large blue barrel in the sea, unable to recover object due to weight. NCI had visual, CG informed. Object seen to wash up on beach, CG informed, CRT tasked to collect. RNLI No Yes PO1057
48962 25/02/2024 NCI Exmouth NCI observed a MOP throwing ball for dog into water. Dog unable to retrieve and swept into main channel. MOP undressed to go in after dog. HMCG informed, however dog returned to shore while on phone. MCA/HMCG No Yes n/a
48995 24/02/2024 NCI Gorleston NCI observed a large object floating in harbour. HMCH informed, who said they would investigate. Incident resolved without further action. NCI No Yes n/a
48948 24/02/2024 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea NCI observed 2 MOP + 3 dogs cut off by tide. Tannoy deployed. HMCG informed, ILB tasked and casualties recovered to harbour. All safe. NCI Yes Yes 505245
48949 24/02/2024 NCI Hengistbury Head MOP called NCI re. person in water, fully clothed. Visual established, HMCG informed - already aware. casualty made it to the shore, ILB tasked, and recovered casualty from beach and transferred, to ambulance. NCI Yes Yes 505241
48978 23/02/2024 NCI Nare Point NCI observed a large baulk of timber, with tyres attached, drifting on the outgoing tide. HMCG informed. Securite warning issued, and NCI monitored until out of sight. NCI No Yes 505188
48938 21/02/2024 NCI Calshot Tower HMCG called NCI re. report from MOP of a windsurfer in trouble. NCI had visual of a 'foiler' , who informed the ILB, which had been tasked, that the windsurfer concerned was safely ashore. MCA/HMCG No Yes 504951
49764 20/02/2024 NCI Nells Point NCI observed 2 MOP cut off by tide. HMCG advised. LB tasked, and HELO also requested. Casualties safely recovered. NCI No Yes 504858
48935 20/02/2024 NCI Nare Point IFV called HMCG re. engine overheating. NCI informed CG they had visual, and reported second FV close by. NCI requested to monitor. Pan Pan issued - no response so AWLB tasked and towed , casualty to safety. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 504843
48939 20/02/2024 NCI Penzance Police called NCI asking for search for MISPER. Search continued throughout the time station was open, nothing seen. No update from Police as to outcome. Police No Yes POL293
48909 17/02/2024 NCI St Alban's Head HMCG called NCI asking for visual on yacht Pan Pan with loss of power. Position given, visual established, and vessel monitored until out of sight. Next NCI station informed, and CG updated. MCA/HMCG No Yes 504545
48912 17/02/2024 NCI Canvey Island HMCG called NCI re. report from MOP of 2 Paddle Boarders being swept out to sea. PBs spotted, with another 3, and did not appear in distress. CRT tasked, and met PBs as they came ashore. All fine. MCA/HMCG No Yes 504525
48913 17/02/2024 NCI Canvey Island NCI called HMCG re. large fire, flames visible. Smoke blowing into channel, possible hazard to shipping. Fire Brigade attended, no further action from CG. No danger to shipping. NCI No Yes 504543
48903 16/02/2024 NCI Penzance NCI received a call from a MOP in India re. concern for welfare of someone thought to be suicidal. HMCG informed, who contacted informant. Person of interest was found by Police at home, NFA NCI No Yes 504426
48899 15/02/2024 NCI Needles HMCG asked NCI for visual on reported capsized dinghy - negative. ILB tasked, debris reported, and NCI conned LB to object in water. Item was a buoy, and check for dinghy was ongoing MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 504319
48890 14/02/2024 NCI Exmouth HMCG called NCI re. call from MOP about a dog swimming in mid channel, chasing a swan. NCI had visual, and monitored dog, confident it would return to shore, which it did, and was reunited with owner. MCA/HMCG No Yes 504215
48896 14/02/2024 NCI Torbay NCI contacted harbour authority re. 2 sailing dinghies lost in fog. @ harbours contacted and neither reported and vessels launched. HMCG informed, no action necessary, and no further sighting. NCI No Yes 504224
48908 14/02/2024 NCI Porthcawl NCI observed 2 MOP attempting to cross river mouth in flooding tide. HMCG informed, camera linked to CG. ! casualty was swept away, and got back to shingle bank. ILB and CRT tasked, but casualties, eventually managed to get to safety, assets stood down. NCI Yes Yes 504223
48886 13/02/2024 NCI St Ives MOP contacted HMCG re. concern for foil boarder. CG asked NCI for visual - negative due to poor visibility. ILB tasked, and found boarder on beach having self rescued. NFA. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 504137
48870 12/02/2024 NCI Penzance NCI received call from HMCG re. yacht with engine problems. Visual search requested. NCI confirmed visual, and gave accurate position. AWLB tasked, and commenced tow. ILB assisted to berth yacht., All safe. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 503728
48857 11/02/2024 NCI Folkestone MOP reported to NCI a potentially hazardous object drifting offshore. NCI located object and reported to HMCG. NCI maintained observation, and LB recovered object, NCI Yes Yes 503875
48860 11/02/2024 NCI Worms Head NCI observed a MOP potentially stranded, with causeway closing. Siren deployed. HMCG advised, NCI asked to monitor. Casualties waded back despite causeway being closed. CRT confirmed , they were safe. NCI No Yes 503928
48893 10/02/2024 NCI Gosport Yacht issued a MayDay with fire in engine compartment. NCI had visual, HMCG informed. Second yacht and pilot vessel went to assist. CG issued MayDay relay for any vessel with fire fighting , capability to assist. Fire reported extinguished, tow established by pilot vessel. LB attended, and casualty safely to marina, Fire Brigade attended. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 503777
48852 10/02/2024 NCI St Ives NCI observed 2 SUPs in trouble. HMCG informed, monitoring continued, and ILB tasked. NCI conned ILB to casualties, and they were recovered to shore. No injuries. NCI No Yes 503753
48837 09/02/2024 NCI Whitstable HMCG called NCI re. wind surfer who had become separated from his board and swum ashore. Rig drifting, NCI asked to look out for it. ILB recovered board and sail. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 503633
48789 04/02/2024 NCI Felixstowe HMCG called NCI re. report from MOP of a jets drifting loose in river mouth. Nothing seen by NCI on camera and visually. CG informed. CG later reported local sailing club had recovered jetski. MCA/HMCG No Yes 503141
48791 04/02/2024 NCI Hengistbury Head HMCG called NCI re report from MOP of kite surfer in trouble. Search revealed no-one in difficulty. CG later informed NCI a kite surfer had been spoken to by CRT and had not been in trouble. MCA/HMCG No Yes 503239
48775 03/02/2024 NCI Charmouth NCI received a call from MOP re. person stuck in a mud slide. HMCG informed, NCI established d visual, CRT tasked. Casualty uninjured, and in care of ambulance. NCI No Yes 503148
48776 03/02/2024 NCI Charmouth NCI overheard call from HMCG re. MOP stuck in mud slide. NCI informed CG they would stay open, but did not have visual. CG advised of weather conditions. CRT extracted casualty, who was uninjured., This was the second such incident that day. MCA/HMCG No Yes 503163

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