Logging and identifying vessels is an essential part of the role of an NCI Watchkeeper. It enables us to respond quickly and with confidence when a vessel gets into trouble or we receive a call from the Coastguard asking for information about a particular vessel. Watchkeepers typically log each year 7000-8000 vessels of all shapes and sizes, from warships to rowng boats.

Incidents are logged and classified either as 'nationally reported', which generally means an incident involving the Coastguard, or 'locally reported' for less significant incidents such as calling an ambulance in a non-life-threatening situation.

Watchkeepers have recorded 56 incidents since January 2015 of which 7 have been recorded in 2021.

Incident Reports (August 2015 - January 2015)

Incident Date
Incident Report
20th August 2015
CG requested visual check on yacht reported aground. CG updated when vessel refloated on tide.
28th July 2015
CG requested watch on disabled motorboat. RNLI also informed and attended. Casualty towed in to safety by local dredger thus saving LB launch.
27th June 2015
Relayed info on disabled motor cruiser to CG. Teignmouth lifeboat launched to tow to safety.
28th May 2015
Reported RIB in difficulty to Beach Lifeguards and CG. Teignmouth lifeboat attended to safely return casualty ashore.
29th March 2015
Relayed Member of Public report of small boat adrift. Teignmouth lifeboat launched to recover and return to mooring.
9th January 2015
Relayed member of the public report of swimmer possibly in difficulty. Local dredger and CRT investigated but later a wetsuited swimmer was identified as the reported casualty. No further action.
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