Incident Summary 2008

Total Number of Incidents for the year to date 147
Glossary of Terms
FAWGI = False Alarm With Good Intent, MoP = Member of the Public, NFA = No Further Action, MRCC = Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre,
HMCG, CG or MCA = Coastguard, CRT = Coastguard Rescue Team, ILB/ALB/LB = Lifeboats, MV = Motor Vessel, MB = Motor Boat, ML = Motor Launch,
FV = Fishing Vessel, 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.
8027 13/04/2008 NCI Stepper Point Assisted in locating position of injured MoP. Air ambulance and CG Mobile attended. MCA/HMCG No Yes 121605
8026 05/04/2008 NCI Penzance Reported capsized PWC with 3 PoB. ILB attended and landed casualties at Penzance. NCI Yes Yes 1007
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
8024 24/03/2008 NCI Polruan Advised CG to inform incoming warship of disabled vessel in harbour mouth. NCI No Yes
8023 24/03/2008 NCI Herne Bay Assisted in pinpointing possible incident reported by MoP. False alarm with good intent. NCI No Yes
8022 22/03/2008 NCI St Alban's Head Advised CG of yacht aground and monitored LB recovery. NCI Yes Yes 98
8021 15/03/2008 NCI Mundesley MoP reported children playing inside seawall repairs security fencing. Police informed. NCI No No
8020 15/03/2008 NCI Holehaven Reported 2 adjacent MoP firing air rifles. Police notified apprehended and cautioned. NCI No No 615
8019 12/03/2008 NCI Mundesley Reported apparently drifting coaster. CG replied that all well. NFA NCI No Yes
8017 11/03/2008 NCI Teignmouth Requested by CG to look for MoP in water. Located and directed police to scene. MCA/HMCG No Yes 730
8018 11/03/2008 NCI Portland Bill Alerted PCG reference a chemical tanker standing into danger. Vessel cleared the Bank. NCI No Yes 775
8016 08/03/2008 NCI Portland Bill Co-operated with Portland CG reference a Belgian FV aground off Weymouth NCI No Yes 705
8015 07/03/2008 NCI Prawle Point Reported yacht dumping rubbish. CG Enforcement Branch taking action. NCI No Yes 638
8014 03/03/2008 NCI Folkestone Assisted search for MoP thought trapped on cliff. Nothing seen. Casualty found in town. MCA/HMCG No Yes 118259
8013 02/03/2008 NCI Mundesley Reported surfer in difficulties. Companion helps him ashore. NFA NCI No Yes
8012 01/03/2008 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported downed windsurfer. ILB recovered safely to beach. NFA NCI Yes Yes
8011 25/02/2008 NCI Mundesley Overheard faint MAYDAY. Craft in sight reported to CG. ILB launched. NFA NCI Yes Yes
8010 17/02/2008 NCI Mundesley CG requested info on large floating tyre. Reported sighting at 1616. ILB also advised. MCA/HMCG No Yes
8009 16/02/2008 NCI Nells Point Reported MoP possibly cut off by tide. CG attended but false alarm. NCI No Yes 418
8008 02/02/2008 NCI Polruan Assisted in accurate location of disabled FV. Towed in by yacht ! MCA/HMCG No Yes 289
8007 26/01/2008 NCI Southend Reported 4mtr speedboat broken down in the Boom. ILB attended and towed in. NCI Yes Yes 204
8006 26/01/2008 NCI Mundesley Norfolk Police requested information on potential vandalism Police No No
8005 20/01/2008 NCI Nells Point Reported MoPs possibly cut off by tide. CG and ILB attended. False alarm with good intent. NCI Yes Yes 150
8004 20/01/2008 NCI Southend Assisted search for missing kitesurfer. Located by helo and landed safely. LB attended. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 149
8002 12/01/2008 NCI Teignmouth Advised MRCC of floating object as a danger to navigation. CG issued Securite message NCI No Yes 114
8001 12/01/2008 NCI Folkestone Reported ankle injury to MoP and provided support until ambulance attended. NCI No No
8003 09/01/2008 NCI Skegness Reported possible suicide. Mentally disturbed MoP rescued by CG and Police NFA NCI No Yes 113918


Currently 56 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Fleetwood in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire. 

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