Incident Summaries

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 237
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.
24277 30/06/2018 NCI Prawle Point Reported to CG and updated on recovery by local FV of disabled yacht. MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
24082 14/06/2018 NCI Prawle Point Reported to CG discovery of abandoned rucksack containing medication. Possible missing person ? Updated when owner returned to collect it. nfa NCI No Yes 14852
24009 08/06/2018 NCI Prawle Point Reported to CG that disabled craft was visual. Updated as ILB towed her in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/n
23734 20/05/2018 NCI Prawle Point Reported a yacht standing into danger to CG. It did not respond to CG radio but luckily altered course at last minute. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
23427 21/04/2018 NCI Prawle Point Notified CG of injured lady on coast path with OS position. Ambulance already called for. Updated when casualty removed. NCI No Yes n/n
23423 19/04/2018 NCI Prawle Point Relayed MoP report of medically distressed child to CG. Updated when reporter informed Station that child had recovered. nfa NCI No Yes 8306
23105 30/03/2018 NCI Prawle Point Reported PanPan call to CG (which they had not heard). Chan. 16 Relay suggestion refused. Provided position for LB to tow disabled yacht in safely. NCI Yes Yes 6369
22854 16/03/2018 NCI Prawle Point CG requested accurate position of rapid sinking FV. Position confirmed and CG updated as LB rescued two crew. Info also passed on other FVs in area for debris search. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 5247
22562 15/02/2018 NCI Prawle Point Passed corrected grid position to CG for Air Ambulance to take injured walker to hospital. MCA/HMCG No Yes 3037
21444 23/11/2017 NCI Prawle Point Reported to CG that FV with overheating engine was visual. Updated when LB towed her in. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/k
21218 31/10/2017 NCI Prawle Point Reported to CG that semi-disabled yacht was visual. Updated when she was towed in by another. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 30285
21006 21/10/2017 NCI Prawle Point Relayed MoP report of capsized yacht on mooring to CG. Salcombe HM informed. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
20709 04/10/2017 NCI Prawle Point Reported to CG lady stuck on mobility scooter on coast path. CRT attended and helped her return to car. NCI No Yes n/n
20161 31/08/2017 NCI Prawle Point Reported to CG that disabled ML was visual and being towed in by FV. Updated when they entered harbour. MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
20161 31/08/2017 NCI Prawle Point Reported to CG that disabled ML was visual and being towed in by FV. Updated when they entered harbour. MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
20053 21/08/2017 NCI Prawle Point Relayed MoP report of injured boy to CG. CRT and ILB attended and transferred him to medical centre with fish hook in his foot. NCI Yes Yes 23002
19807 27/07/2017 NCI Prawle Point Relayed Pan Pan call (not heard by CG) from dismasted yacht to CG. LB attended to escort her in. NCI Yes Yes 19599
19460 12/07/2017 NCI Prawle Point Provided accurate position of disabled yacht to CG. LB attended to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 17611
19350 30/06/2017 NCI Prawle Point Local council requested check on possible oil pollution. No sighting at sea. nfa NCI No No n/n
19014 20/05/2017 NCI Prawle Point Reported potential hazardous material on beach to CG. CRT attended to remove. NCI No Yes 9990
18833 23/04/2017 NCI Prawle Point Assisted CG to contact disabled speedboat off Salcombe. Local craft towed her in. NCI No Yes 7627
18813 20/04/2017 NCI Prawle Point Contacted by Police and Hazardous Waste Unit re container on beach. CRT tasked to deal with it. NCI No No n/n
18747 05/04/2017 NCI Prawle Point Reported disabled jetski to CG. ILB launched to tow in safely. NCI Yes Yes 6109
18009 08/12/2016 NCI Prawle Point Relayed MoP report of lifering and buoy to CG. CRT investigating. NCI No Yes 30985
17915 26/11/2016 NCI Prawle Point Reported to CG possible rope hazard on beach at high tide. CRT removed rope and floats. NCI No Yes 30208
17849 17/11/2016 NCI Prawle Point RNLI requested monitoring of single-handed yacht in poor conditions. Updated and LB escorted her to safe water. RNLI Yes Yes n/a
17732 02/11/2016 NCI Prawle Point Reported to CG tug towing dangerous platform to Tunis as not showing correct day marks. NCI No Yes n/n
17721 01/11/2016 NCI Prawle Point Reported to CG craft near FV transmitting Mayday. Monitored return to harbour escorted by LB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 28560
17712 31/10/2016 NCI Prawle Point Reported boat aground to CG. Salcombe HM is aware. Owner safe ashore and ILB will recover idc. NCI Yes Yes n/n
17625 22/10/2016 NCI Prawle Point Observed and updated CG as disabled PB towed in by LB. MCA/HMCG No Yes 27846
17473 05/10/2016 NCI Prawle Point Provided accurate position of disabled FV to CG for LB to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 26538
17349 19/09/2016 NCI Prawle Point Reported to CG that disabled yacht was visible. Updated as LB attends to pump out and tow in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 25096
17322 15/09/2016 NCI Prawle Point CG requested visual watch on FV returning to harbour but said to be short of fuel. Updated when it appeared to be continuing safely. MCA/HMCG No Yes 24689
17082 27/08/2016 NCI Prawle Point Reported to CG that disabled MC and LBs were visual. Updated when craft regained power. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/n
16931 16/08/2016 NCI Prawle Point CG requested visual search for kayak reportedly off Start Pt. Nothing sighted monitoring continued. MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
16932 15/08/2016 NCI Prawle Point Reported yacht caught in lobsterr potline to CG. Monitored and reported when she eventually got free. nfa NCI No Yes 20840
16845 10/08/2016 NCI Prawle Point Monitored and updated CG during recovery by local craft of disabled MB. MCA/HMCG No Yes 19684
16779 07/08/2016 NCI Prawle Point CG requested visual on disabled RIB drifting near rocks. Thick fog made any sighting impossible. RIB restarted engine and proceeded. MCA/HMCG No Yes 19141
16788 07/08/2016 NCI Prawle Point Assisted with communication with disabled MV. Chan. 65 in use, Chan 16 use being denied by CG. ILB towed casualty in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 19284
16719 02/08/2016 NCI Prawle Point Reported visual contact on disabled yacht and updated CG when. with ALB in attendance, she disengaged autopilot and proceeded. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/n

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