Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 220
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-manned for the rest of the year.

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.
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
16707 01/08/2016 NCI Prawle Point Informed CG that FV taking on water was visible and relayed her radio messages to CG until she proceeded into port. MCA/HMCG No Yes n/k
16673 31/07/2016 NCI Prawle Point Advised finder of unexploded ordnance to phone police and remain in hotel. Outcome n/k. NCI No No n/n
16527 19/07/2016 NCI Prawle Point Monitored and updated CG during recovery of disabled MB by local boats and Harbour Launch. MCA/HMCG No Yes 16445
16507 17/07/2016 NCI Prawle Point Monitored recovery of disabled yacht and updated CG when towed in by another vessel.. MCA/HMCG No Yes 682
16507 17/07/2016 NCI Prawle Point Monitored and updated CG on disabled yacht being recovered by local vessels. MCA/HMCG No Yes 682
16506 16/07/2016 NCI Prawle Point Reported to CG that disabled yacht calling PanPan was visual. AWLB attended to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 15920
16331 03/07/2016 NCI Prawle Point Reported drifting dinghy indicating 'distress' to CG. ILB attended to tow in safely. NCI Yes Yes 14567
16330 02/07/2016 NCI Prawle Point CG requested position confirmation of injured MoP on coast path. Position passed. Casualty casevaced by CG. MCA/HMCG No Yes 14416
15436 18/06/2016 NCI Prawle Point Reported disabled FV close to rocks to CG. Updated as local boats assisted her into harbour. NCI No Yes 2922
14955 05/06/2016 NCI Prawle Point CG requested visual on kayakers reported 'in trouble'. Not sighted due to low visibility. ILB attended and kayakers said to have landed safely. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 11545
14943 03/06/2016 NCI Prawle Point Relayed to CG Chan. 65 call from disabled MB. CG updated as casualty towed in by local FV. NCI No Yes 11227
14895 31/05/2016 NCI Prawle Point Reported visual on disabled yacht to CG. Monitored and reported on LB escort into port. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 10951
14534 26/05/2016 NCI Prawle Point CG requested visual check on vessel operating strangely. Position passed and monitored. MCA/HMCG No Yes 10249
13634 16/04/2016 NCI Prawle Point Alerted CG to disabled FV trying to call them. FV eventually managed to restart engine. NCI No Yes n/a
13626 12/04/2016 NCI Prawle Point Provided accurate position of disabled FV to CG for ILB to tow in. MCA/HMCG No Yes n/k
13603 07/04/2016 NCI Prawle Point Reported capsized RIB to CG. Local boat and ILB took casualties ashore. NCI Yes Yes 6079
13366 25/02/2016 NCI Prawle Point Provided CG with accurate position of disabled FV. LB attended to tow in safely. NCI Yes Yes 3210

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