EXMOUTH NCI INCIDENTS  – 2021

14 April In response to request from HMCG, watchkeeper confirmed no visual on capsized kayak in River Exe. ILB launched and ambulance requested. Radio activity recorded from scene. Casualty taken to hospital and SAR assets stood down.

19 March Watchkeeper requested by HMCG to maintain observation of yacht aground at low tide. No concerns for crew. Yacht waiting on rising tide to refloat.

19 February Watchkeeper monitored kite surfer stranded on Pole Sands at low tide. Advised HMCG of potential situation arising. They requested continued observation. Later confirmed to HMCG all equipment retrieved and people safely ashore.

2 February Call received from HMCG requesting visual following report of surfer in difficulty in estuary. No sighting possible. Radio traffic indicated local CG on scene to check out.

28 Jan After failing to contact Harbour Master, advised HMCG of potential hazard in shipping channel. Later managed to contact HM and update position of hazard.

18 January Watchkeeper contacted by HMCG for sighting of kite surfer reported in difficulty off Pole Sands. Confirmed sighting of three kite surfers in no apparent difficulty.

18 January Watchkeeper contacted by HMCG for sighting of walkers stranded on mud in Exe estuary. Confirmed that walkers out of range.

2 January Following observation of IFV taking avoiding action, watchkeeper contacted HMCG to report large tree trunk (5 – 6m long) in channel causing potential danger to shipping. HMCG issued Warning to Mariners.