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 EXMOUTH NCI COASTWATCH INCIDENTS - 2020 

12 January  Watchkeepers called Solent CG to report a vessel adrift and being carried on outgoing tide. CG confirmed already aware and requested NCI keep under observation. Watchkeeper walked along coast to try to keep vessel in sight. Visual lost beyond Orcombe Point. CG advised vessel had drifted out to sea.

1 January  Watchkeepers observed RIB stopped in channel. Pan Pan broadcast by Solent CG re-RIB broken down. NCI confirmed to CG that they had RIB visual. Later call to CG advising RIB still adrift. Informed vessel has no VHF radio, but occupant has adequate clothing, lifejacket and flares. CG in contact via mobile radio. Exmouth ILB launched and towed RIB to Marina for CRT check. Pan Pan cancelled by Solent CG.


p.o.b. - persons on board
m.o.p. - member of public
RHIB - reinforced hull inflatable boat
ILB - Inshore Life Boat