Incidents and News Archive


NCI Gwennap Head has held Declared Facility Status for many years. This means that we are recognised as part of the official UK Search and Rescue organisation. Our watchkeepers maintain radio, radar and visual watches during daylight hours, all year round and, if an incident is observed, we report to HM Coastguard and coordinate with the rescue services. The Latest Incidents and News page reports incidents and news from the current year whilst, below, you can find happenings from years gone by:

Incidents and News 2021

Incidents and News 2020

Incidents and News 2019

Incidents and News 2018

Incidents and News 2017

Incidents and News 2016

Incidents and News 2015

Incidents and News 2014


Currently almost 60 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteer watchkeepers around the British Isles from Fleetwood in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Filey in North Yorkshire. 

NCI watchkeepers provide the eyes and ears along the coast, monitoring radio channels and providing a listening watch in poor visibility. They are trained to deal with emergencies offering a variety of skills and experience, and full training by the NCI ensures that high standards are met.








The words National Coastwatch Institution and Eyes Along the Coast and the NCI logos are Registered Trademarks of NCI.


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