Incident Summary 2013

Total Number of Incidents for the year to date 284
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.
01448 30/12/2013 NCI Newhaven CG requested visual search for 'red object in water' reported by MoP. Nothing sighted. Incident closed. MCA/HMCG No Yes 4910
01446 28/12/2013 NCI Penzance CG requested visual check for person MoP reported 'in water'. Large seabird spotted but no casualty. Incident closed. MCA/HMCG No Yes 5008
10449 28/12/2013 NCI Folkestone Reported possible 'suspicious' object on beach to Police with two MoP examining. D.Cs attended and confirmed as 'lump of pork'. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
01447 28/12/2013 NCI Penzance CG requested visual check on MoP report of inflatable 'in trouble'. Craft identified but all well (although no lifejackets). ILB launched to 'advise' and bring into harbour. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 5009
01445 22/12/2013 NCI Teignmouth Reported dinghy indicating 'distress'. Mobile CG attended and casualty towed in by Lifeboat. Chan.00 used to clarify situation. NCI Yes Yes 4930
01444 13/12/2013 NCI Needles Relayed intercepted single Mayday call from 'OCEAN STAR'. No further contacts ashore or by passing craft. Assessed as possible 'training' . NFA NCI Yes Yes 4721
01443 10/12/2013 NCI Froward Point Relayed intercepted FV conversation re engine fire not heard by MRCC Brixham. LB attended. Fire extinguished. FV towed in. NCI Yes Yes 345875
01442.2 07/12/2013 NCI Prawle Point CG requested monitoring of disabled FV under tow. No sighting. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 4770
01441 07/12/2013 NCI Mundesley Reported 'suspicious object' handed in by MoP. Police attended. Object identified as 'oil filter'. NFA NCI No Yes n/n
01442 07/12/2013 NCI Calshot Tower Reported two MoP waving in water. LB launched and HM craft also attended. Two MoP rescued from capsized boat for casevac to hospital with hypothermia. NCI Yes Yes 4673
01438 04/12/2013 NCI Stepper Point Assisted recovery of semi-disabled yacht by LB by relaying intercepted radio messages. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 478
01436 30/11/2013 NCI Worms Head Reported MoP cut off by tide. Siren and megaphone utilised. CRT and LB attended to recover Dutch student to mainland.NFA NCI Yes Yes 344976
01437 30/11/2013 NCI Torbay Sighted and reported 2 'lost' divers. Watchkeeper conned LB to recover both uninjured. NCI Yes Yes 4692
01435 29/11/2013 NCI Newhaven CG requested visual check on sailing kayak reported overdue. Sighting confirmed and craft on beach loading to tow. CRT attended. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 4630
01440 28/11/2013 NCI Mundesley Reported large metal object buried in sand. CRT attended. Object identified as 'scrap metal' NFA NCI No Yes n/n
01439 25/11/2013 NCI Folkestone Reported MoP attempting to climb cliff face. Police attended but no trace found. Assumed MoP had left scene. NCI No Yes 5248
01434 17/11/2013 NCI Needles Reported angling craft in possible trouble. CRT attended and situation monitored. Vessel eventually switched on lights and departed. nfa NCI No Yes 4550
01433 12/11/2013 NCI Mundesley Reported previously unseen objects at low water as danger to small craft. CRT identified them as ex-beach defences. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
01430 11/11/2013 NCI Newhaven CG requested scan of beach for MoP report of object on beach. Police and CRT attended. Nothing untoward found. MCA/HMCG No Yes 4456
01431 10/11/2013 NCI Worms Head Relayed MoP report of pollution in Rhossili Bay. (similar to SW Coast incidents). NCI No Yes n/n
01429 08/11/2013 NCI Newhaven Police attended Lookout to search for distressed male. MoP observed close to cliff wih knife. CG advised. Man apprehended by police without injury. Police No Yes 4464
01428 05/11/2013 NCI Gosport CG requested visual check on disabled 22ft ML. Craft identified. Recovery by Police launch monitored and reported. MCA/HMCG No Yes 4428
01427 05/11/2013 NCI Stepper Point Reported windsurfer in difficulty in rough seas. ILB and CRT attended with casualty being swept ashore on rocks. CallConnect to ILB initially failed to work. NCI Yes Yes 4431
01426 02/11/2013 NCI Fleetwood CG requested visual on FV taking in water. Casualty identified and reported. LBs attended, pump repaired and FV escorted in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3494
01422 30/10/2013 NCI St Alban's Head Monitored and reported small yacht in possible difficulty. CG requested watch maintained until target lost. NCI No Yes 4342
01432 28/10/2013 NCI Herne Bay Reported empty drifting dinghy. CG requested monitoring. Craft lost to view. NCI No Yes 4995
01420 28/10/2013 NCI Wooltack Point Reported deflated dinghy adrift. LBs and CG attended. Craft broken from moorings towed in. NCI Yes Yes
01419 27/10/2013 NCI Newhaven Reported swimming youth disappearing underwater. Police, CRT,LB,Helo and paramedics attended but body not recovered. NCI Yes Yes 4293
01424 26/10/2013 NCI Whitstable Assisted casevac of injured swimmers by relaying ILB Chan. Zero messages. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 4947
01425 26/10/2013 NCI Whitstable CG requested visual search for yacht reported in difficulties. Vessel located by cross bearings with CRT and LB towed in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 4946?
01423 25/10/2013 NCI Stepper Point Reported and monitored downed windsurfer until escorted to shore by passing RIB. NCI No Yes 4276
01418 24/10/2013 NCI Worms Head Relayed MoP report of entangled seal as danger to small craft. RSPCA attended but no trace of seal. FAWGI ? NCI No Yes 3364
01413 22/10/2013 NCI Charlestown CG requested any visual on MoP report of 'flare'. Nothing sighted. CRS attended. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 341842
01413.2 21/10/2013 NCI Prawle Point CG requested visual on MoP report of flashing light. Confirmed as a race mark. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 4218
01412 19/10/2013 NCI Newhaven Intercepted Chan. 0 call for CRT observation of RIB in possible trouble. Identified, monitored and reported safe arrival. CRT attended to 'advise' occupants. MCA/HMCG No Yes 4180
01421 17/10/2013 NCI St Ives Monitored swimmers in possible trouble.Relayed FV report of board surfer experiencing chest pains. Ambulance and CRT attended. NCI No Yes 4167
01411 17/10/2013 NCI Nells Point Reported four MoP cut off by tide on Sully Island. LB attended to recover to shore. NCI Yes Yes 3297
01407 13/10/2013 NCI Charlestown Relayed MoP report of cry for 'Help' below cliffs. CRT attended and found 'swimmer' who had fallen in from rocky seashore. NCI No Yes 341001
01408 13/10/2013 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported to CG a beached empty dinghy. CRT pulled it above high water and HM will recover by tractor idc. NCI No Yes 340999
01403 08/10/2013 NCI Mablethorpe Reported drifting dinghy apparently unmanned. Monitored drift. CG reported craft now underway. nfa NCI No Yes 340569


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