Incident Summary 2011

Total Number of Incidents for the year to date 301
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.
11304 31/12/2011 NCI Mablethorpe Involved in disposal of live flare found by MoP. Police attended to remove. NCI No No 270286
11303 17/12/2011 NCI St Alban's Head CG requested iinfo on MoP report of swimmers in difficulty. Confirmed they were not. LBs stood down. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 5862
11302 14/12/2011 NCI Newhaven Reported possible loss of FV in F10 seas. Beam trawler resighted after 30 mins. NFA NCI No Yes 5838
11301 08/12/2011 NCI Newhaven Co-operated with CG to warn coastal path walkers of bomb disposal operations. CG also attended. MCA/HMCG No Yes 5764
11300 02/12/2011 NCI Polruan CG requested monitoring and updates of disabled MB for ILB to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
11299 29/11/2011 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Reported and monitored investigation of capsized yacht until out of sight. NCI No No
11298 27/11/2011 NCI Porthdinllaen Reported capsized catamaran and flare. LB rescued crew and later towed in to beach. NCI Yes Yes 3989
11297 26/11/2011 NCI Lyme Bay Recovered major cordage flotsam from surf as danger to small craft. NCI No No
11296 26/11/2011 NCI Southend Reported kitesurfer in difficulty and monitored until he reached shore. CG Mobile attended. NCI No Yes 5318
11295 22/11/2011 NCI Rame Head Reported divers on restricted wreck recovering artefacts. MOD Police attended and interviewed. NCI No Yes 5256
11294 21/11/2011 NCI Nells Point CG requested monitoring of Chan. 16 for kayak in difficulties off Watchet. MoP recovered by LB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 267126
11293 21/11/2011 NCI Newhaven CG requested any sighting of open cross-channel dory. Empty Craft found off France. NFA in UK MCA/HMCG No Yes 5620
11292 21/11/2011 NCI Nells Point CG requested search for missing camper. Boy found safe and well. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 267113
11291 19/11/2011 NCI St Alban's Head Advised CG that RIB reportedly capsized was being monitored until low visibility shut in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 5600
11290 19/11/2011 NCI Folkestone Reported object on cliff face. CG assessed as traffic cone. False alarm with good intent. NFA NCI No Yes 266879
11289 17/11/2011 NCI Torbay Relayed MoP report of capsized dinghy and monitored until it righted and returned to harbour. NCI No Yes 266739
11288 16/11/2011 NCI Shoreham Relayed MoP report of heavy rope flotsam off harbour. CG and HM informed.Nfa NCI No No
11287 10/11/2011 NCI Portland Bill CG requested monitoring of recovery of disabled open boat by LB. Updated CG until back in harbour. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
11286 09/11/2011 NCI Skegness Reported to Seal Sanctury a distressed beached seal. Staff attended to remove for assessment. NCI No No
11285 06/11/2011 NCI Southend CG requested visual on disabled yacht. Position passed and monitored recovery by LB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 5086
11284 05/11/2011 NCI Calshot Tower Reported possible flare.LB searched with no contact. Assessed as firework. NFA NCI Yes Yes 8477
11283 04/11/2011 NCI Calshot Tower Reported yacht aground. CG contacted crew who opted to await flood tide. Police launch attended. NCI No Yes 5461
11282 29/10/2011 NCI Skegness Reported kayak in possible danger and monitored until safely ashore. NFA NCI No No
11281 29/10/2011 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Treated injured lady donator. Ambulance attended to return her home. NCI No Yes 615
11280 27/10/2011 NCI Shoreham Reported boat wreckage off harbour. Conned ILB on chan. 14 to recover. NCI Yes Yes 5363
11279 26/10/2011 NCI Folkestone Relayed MoP report of wreckage ashore. LB investigated. No further report. NCI Yes Yes 264683
11278 22/10/2011 NCI Stepper Point Reported flare red flare from FV. Monitored and updated CG on recovery by another FV. NCI No Yes 4845
11277 16/10/2011 NCI Newhaven CG requested position of disabled MB. Fix passed. LB recovered safely to harbour. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 5259
11275 15/10/2011 NCI Felixstowe Relayed telephone call from disabled MC up river. Ferry Port HM recovered to shore. NCI No No 4805
11276 15/10/2011 NCI Folkestone Reported unmanned drifting dinghy. CG attended. Dinghy recovered to harbour by passing yacht. NCI No Yes
11274 14/10/2011 NCI Bass Point Monitored near-miss incident and warned second FV in same area. NFA NCI No No
11273 14/10/2011 NCI Gosport Assisted in refining position of disabled FV for LB recovery. NCI Yes Yes 5226
11272 09/10/2011 NCI Calshot Tower Reported capsized catamaran. Righted by passing MB. Hamble LB attended to check. NFA NCI Yes Yes 263017
11271 05/10/2011 NCI Teignmouth Reported anchored yacht in possible danger in near gale. LB eventually launched to tow into harbour. NCI Yes Yes 262633
11270 05/10/2011 NCI Nells Point CG requested info on possible oil slick reportedby an aircraft. NCI confirmed as large seaweed drift. MCA/HMCG No Yes 3394
11269 04/10/2011 NCI Portland Bill Assisted in refining position of disabled yacht for LB recovery. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
11268 04/10/2011 NCI Calshot Tower Reported drifting RIB. CG requested HM to investigate. NFA NCI No Yes 5098
11267 03/10/2011 NCI Calshot Tower Reported capsized dinghy with RIB trying to assist. ILB attended to right and tow in with two MoP. NCI Yes Yes 5081
11266 02/10/2011 NCI Folkestone CG requested info on children in drifting dinghy. Assisted by canoes and swimmer to reach shore. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes
11265 02/10/2011 NCI Folkestone CG requested infor on drunken swimmer. Not visible due to glare. Swimmer recovered by other MoPs. MCA/HMCG No Yes


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