Incident Summary 2014

Total Number of Incidents for the year to date 285
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.
141182 27/12/2014 NCI Whitstable Reported kite surfer unable to recover board. CRT attended and reported surfer safe ashore but without board. NCI No Yes 382422
141181 26/12/2014 NCI Gosport CG requested location of disabled MB. LB attended but eventually informed by CG on NCI update that casualty now safely entering harbour. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 4759
141180 16/12/2014 NCI Skegness CG requested visual search for MoP report of possibly distressed MB. CRT and LBs attended. Owners found ashore. NFA FAWGI MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/n
141179 13/12/2014 NCI Mablethorpe Advised CG that disabled kayaker was in sight. CRT attended and safe recovery by ILB monitored. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 381792
10718 10/12/2014 NCI Calshot Tower Updated CG on recovery of disabled military RIB. MCA/HMCG No Yes 4516
141178 10/12/2014 NCI Calshot Tower Monitored and updated reports to CG on recovery of disabled military RIB by passing pleasure craft. MCA/HMCG No Yes 4516
141175 07/12/2014 NCI Gosport Reported to QHM and MCA that fully clothed MoP standing in water was under observation. Police attended, MoP leaves beach. nfa NCI No Yes 4463
141176 07/12/2014 NCI Gosport Reported yacht in collision with harbour wall to QHM and MCA. Monitored damaged yacht continuing into harbour. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
141177 07/12/2014 NCI Exmouth Reported yacht aground. Monitored and updated CG until refloated and entered without damage. NCI Yes Yes 4464
1410890 05/12/2014 NCI Folkestone Relayed ILB radio calls to CG - who had not responded in initially - NCI Yes Yes n/n
141174 02/12/2014 NCI Boscastle Observed possible cliffside fire reported via #101. #999 to fire brigade confirmed they were aware of 'controlled burn'. Fire out. nfa NCI No No n/n
141172 30/11/2014 NCI Worms Head Reported 2 MoPs cut off by tide having misread causeway tide times. CRT and ILB attended to recover to shore. NCI Yes Yes 3403
141173 29/11/2014 NCI Porthdinllaen Reported empty dinghy with occupant possibly injured below. After 30 mins CG replied that owner would return to his craft later. nfa NCI No Yes 4308
141170 22/11/2014 NCI Worms Head Relayed MoP report of car over cliff edge. One watchkeeper attended until CRT arrived to take over recovery. No injuries. NCI No Yes 3351
141169 19/11/2014 NCI Mablethorpe Sighted lady collapsed on beach. Safety services alerted and casualty attended by PCSOs prior to ambulance casevac. NCI No No n/n
141171 18/11/2014 NCI Penzance Reported kitesurfer sail but no person visible. CRT and ILB attended and found casualty safe ashore. nfa NCI Yes Yes 4126
10960 11/11/2014 NCI Torbay Requested by Solent CG for visual on two overturned canoes. Casualties sighted. ILB attended to rescue safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 4098
141167 09/11/2014 NCI Herne Bay CG requested monitoring of recovery of disabled FV by LB. Bearing of casualty passed to LB. FV towed in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 380008
141166 01/11/2014 NCI Shoreham Relayed radio message from grounded dive boat. Crew landed safely. Vessel towed in by ILB. NCI Yes Yes 3831
141164 31/10/2014 NCI Stepper Point Assisted helo recovery of injured fisherman by relaying helicopter messages to CG for relaying to FV. MCA/HMCG No Yes 3800
141158 26/10/2014 NCI Cape Cornwall Alerted two MoP on rocks below by loudhailer of danger from rising sea and tide. Males returned safely to shore. NCI No No n/a
141159 25/10/2014 NCI Gosport Observed and reported two yachts in collision to CG and QHM. No injuries. NCI No Yes 3687
141168 25/10/2014 NCI Porthdinllaen CG requested monitoring of recovery by LB of drifting yacht tender with one occupant. Updated CG on safe recovery. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3575
141160 21/10/2014 NCI Portland Bill CG requested any logging of overdue yacht. Confirmed she had been logged 30 minutes earlier. MCA/HMCG No Yes n/a
141161 18/10/2014 NCI Charlestown CG requested check on swimmer reported in distress. Swimmer located ashore and safe. MCA/HMCG No Yes 378621
141165 14/10/2014 NCI St Alban's Head Relayed MoP report of seriously injured lady off cliff path. One watchkeeper attended to assist helo locating incident. Casualty airlifted to hospital but subsequently died. NCI No Yes 3507
141166 14/10/2014 NCI St Alban's Head Following previous incident another MoP reported possible heart attack victim in same group. Assisted reporter until air ambulance and CRT arrived to airlift casualty to hospital. NCI No Yes 3511
141157 12/10/2014 NCI Cape Cornwall Reported yacht in possible distress. Monitored and confirmed to CG that craft was now out of danger. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
141163 10/10/2014 NCI Whitstable Reported capsized dinghy with assisting inflatable with two crew onboard unable to right it. Dinghy drifting unattended. ILB on standby. Craft then towed in. NCI Yes Yes 5244
141162 07/10/2014 NCI Portland Bill Reported concern over small yacht in confused sea and strong wind. Vessel tracked until surveillance passed to NCI St Albans Head. CG informed. NCI No Yes n/a
141155 04/10/2014 NCI Nells Point Reported capsized inflatable. Barry Pilot boat responded and directed by NCI recovered casualties safely NCI No Yes 377175
141156 03/10/2014 NCI Stepper Point Reported sailboarder waving distress. Local RIB and LB attended to recover safely. NCI Yes Yes 377593
141154 01/10/2014 NCI Shoreham CG requested position and size of semi-disabled yacht with sails problem. Position provided but no further action required. MCA/HMCG No Yes 3256
141153 27/09/2014 NCI Needles CG requested visual on disabled yacht. Position provided and LB attended to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3212
141152 27/09/2014 NCI Portland Bill CG requested visual on disabled FV in the Race. Position provided plus adjacent craft. ILB attended to tow in. CG updated with rescue. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3211
141151 27/09/2014 NCI Worms Head Reported MoPs possibly cut-off-by-tide. CRT and LB attended. MoPs identified as camping and safe. nfa NCI Yes Yes 377092
141147 21/09/2014 NCI Southend Relayed MoP report of distressed kite surfer together with his observed position and drift. LB, CRT and hovercraft attended to bring casualty ashore safely. NCI Yes Yes 4854
141148 21/09/2014 NCI Teignmouth Reported disabled motor cruiser drifting ashore. LB attended to tow in safely. NCI Yes Yes 376593
141149 21/09/2014 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Reported flares and distress smoke ashore and public alarm. NCI had not been informed of sailing club exercise. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
141150 20/09/2014 NCI Polruan Reported two windsurfers in danger in busy harbour. Monitored situation until they entered harbour safely. nfa NCI No Yes n/n


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