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.
10228 02/10/2010 NCI Prawle Point Assisted in locating cliff casualty for casevac by CROs to hospital. MCA/HMCG No Yes 4351
10227 01/10/2010 NCI Prawle Point CG requested monitoring of canoes in strong breeze. Reported progress until out of sight. MCA/HMCG No Yes 4339
10226 26/09/2010 NCI Prawle Point Monitored and reported on progress of assistance by LB to MB taking water. MB beached safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 219817
10196 28/08/2010 NCI Prawle Point Monitored and reported on recovery and tow in of disabled RIB. NCI No Yes 377428
10195 25/08/2010 NCI Prawle Point Requested by CG to transmit on Chan.16 to raise vessel unable to raise CG. No response. MCA/HMCG No Yes 215441
10189 22/08/2010 NCI Prawle Point Monitored and reported on progress of disabled launch under tow to Salcombe. NCI No Yes 3611
10168 08/08/2010 NCI Prawle Point Monitored and reported on recovery by ILB of motor cruiser with engine fire. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3262
10156 01/08/2010 NCI Prawle Point CG requested monitoring of disabled yacht whilst in sight. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 3106
10092 16/06/2010 NCI Prawle Point Requested by CG to monitor recovery of disabled yacht. Reported towed progress to harbour. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 2177
10080 03/06/2010 NCI Prawle Point Helped to relay telephone and Chan.Zero info from disabled yacht and LB to CG.Yacht towed in by ILB NCI Yes Yes 202239
10024 27/03/2010 NCI Prawle Point Monitored and reported on capsized RIB. One swam ashore ILB recovered other 3 and RIB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 194356
9218 10/09/2009 NCI Prawle Point Relayed PanPan from disabled yacht.Monitored tow in by Lifeboat. NCI Yes Yes 4253
9199 22/08/2009 NCI Prawle Point Reported empty drifting dinghy.ILB conned to contact and recovered to harbour. No casualties NCI Yes Yes 174076
9191 18/08/2009 NCI Prawle Point Relayed MoP report of canoeists at risk.ILB attended and towed in. NCI Yes Yes 173346
9183 12/08/2009 NCI Prawle Point Co-operation with CG over recovery of lost diver. MCA/HMCG No Yes 3676
9182 11/08/2009 NCI Prawle Point Relayed broken PANPAN call to Brixham MRCC.Ushant MRCC handled incident.NFA NCI No Yes 172063
9176 09/08/2009 NCI Prawle Point Reported suspicious activity by RIB near VLCC. No Customs craft available.NFA NCI No Yes
9156 27/07/2009 NCI Prawle Point Monitored and reported on catamaran in difficulties. ALB attended and helped exhausted skipper in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3280
9149 25/07/2009 NCI Prawle Point Assisted in location of 6 divers lost by dive boat.Divers recovered by passing yacht. No casualties. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3211
9138 16/07/2009 NCI Prawle Point Monitoring and reporting on disabled yacht close inshore.Casualty towed in by ILB.NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3004
9134 13/07/2009 NCI Prawle Point Assisted via Channel Zero in recovery of beached yacht by ALB.Casualty towed in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 167258
9122 04/07/2009 NCI Prawle Point Crucial redirection of Lifeboat to sinking ML in low visibility.Casualty escorted in by LB. NCI Yes Yes 2784
9121 03/07/2009 NCI Prawle Point Monitored and updated MRCC during recovery of disabled yacht by passing FV. MCA/HMCG No Yes 165710
9107 14/06/2009 NCI Prawle Point Reported and monitored unauthorised diving on historic wreck.Police and helo attended. NCI No Yes 162950
9096 01/06/2009 NCI Prawle Point CG requested monitoring of disabled FV.Engine eventually restarted.FV with LB made harbour. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2179
9088 26/05/2009 NCI Prawle Point Reported damaged and abandoned tender. Recovered by FV.No casualties. NFA NCI No Yes 2040
9056 25/04/2009 NCI Prawle Point Reported possible deflated dinghy.CG team confirmed as old commercial bouyancy suit. NFA NCI No Yes 156517
9044 14/04/2009 NCI Prawle Point Co-operation with CG to locate possible MAYDAY vessel.Search continuing at shut down. MCA/HMCG No Yes 1541
9028 20/03/2009 NCI Prawle Point CG requested weather check during search for dismasted yacht.Towed in safely by FV MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 950
8141 01/11/2008 NCI Prawle Point Assisted positioning of disabled yacht and monitored tow by ILB to Salcombe. NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 4243
8133 29/09/2008 NCI Prawle Point Relayed MoP report of abandoned clothing and dinghy. CG and ILB attended. Assessed as 'old'. NFA NCI Yes Yes
8123 13/09/2008 NCI Prawle Point Clarified posit of MC with u/s engine to CG and monitored tow by FV and Harbour Launch. NCI No Yes 3567
8122 12/09/2008 NCI Prawle Point Clarified position of yacht with u/s engine to CG and monitored tow in by Harbour Launch. NCI No Yes 3560
8113 30/08/2008 NCI Prawle Point Reported disabled RIB and monitored recovery by ILB updating CG NCI Yes Yes 3367
8096 26/07/2008 NCI Prawle Point Monitored and updated CG re disabled yacht. Engine restarted. NFA NCI No Yes 2646
8093 21/07/2008 NCI Prawle Point Located apparently unmanned FV reported by MoP. Spotted crew onboard. NFA NCI No Yes 2522
8089 20/07/2008 NCI Prawle Point Reported disabled dinghy and alerted nearby boat by hailer. Craft towed in. Reports to CG. NCI No Yes 131720
8075 04/07/2008 NCI Prawle Point Reported yacht fouled by crabpot line in F6 wind. LB and helo tasked to tow and lift 1 crew NCI Yes Yes 2297
8025 31/03/2008 NCI Prawle Point Assisted location and tow of yacht transmitting Mayday due to loss of life jackets MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 943
8015 07/03/2008 NCI Prawle Point Reported yacht dumping rubbish. CG Enforcement Branch taking action. NCI No Yes 638

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