Incident Summary 2015

Total Number of Incidents for the year to date 379
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.
12923 28/12/2015 NCI Rhoscolyn Relayed MoP report of injured male to CG. CRT attended but due to terrain an SAR helo was called to casevac to hospital. NCI No Yes 21456
12920 27/12/2015 NCI Caister Relayed MoP report of abandoned personal belongings to CG and Police. Local search carried out but nothing found. NFA NCI No Yes 21360
N/N 20/12/2015 NCI Calshot Tower Reported capsized Hobiecat to CG. Monitored Police Launch and passing RIB assisting safe recovery. Updated CG and VTS. NCI No Yes 12974
12976 13/12/2015 NCI Calshot Tower Reported capsized hobiecat to CG, VTS and Ferry. ILB recovered lone casualty for transfer to LB for ambulance casevac. NCI Yes Yes 21660
12890 12/12/2015 NCI Fleetwood CG requested information on possible FV Mayday. Search of area by NCI and other vessels found no casualty. Suspected hoax. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 20592
12882 11/12/2015 NCI Teignmouth CG requested visual check on disabled FV. Updated CG as casualty towed into Torquay by LB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 20540
13005 09/12/2015 NCI Gosport Reported position of grounded MB without radio contact to CG. Monitored and updated until refloated on flood tide. MCA/HMCG No Yes 20441
12809 30/11/2015 NCI Portland Bill Relayed MoP report of surfers in possible danger to CG. Surfers monitored until safely ashore and CG informed. NCI No Yes n/n
12852 28/11/2015 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested visual monitoring and updating on safe recovery by two LBs of disabled yacht in worsening weather. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 19723
12860 23/11/2015 NCI St Alban's Head Reported three fishing MoP to CG in possible danger of rising tide and darkness. ILB launched but they (just) managed to escape by climbing cliff face. NCI Yes Yes 19458
12779 22/11/2015 NCI Fleetwood Reported large iron structure on low water mark to CG as danger to navigation. Local council informed and would take action. nfa NCI No Yes 19378
12773 21/11/2015 NCI Calshot Tower Reported to CG skipper of FV unable to land due to loss of tender. Hamble LB tasked to bring him safely ashore in the prevailing Force 8. NCI No Yes 19321
12724 16/11/2015 NCI Newhaven CG requested visual search for vessel called Mayday with manoverboard. Nothing visible and LB found nothing either. Suspected false alarm. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 19067
12729 15/11/2015 NCI Southend Reported to CG and other authorities one MB breaking up and sinking against the boom. No MoP casualties. nfa NCI No Yes 18978
12720 15/11/2015 NCI Shoreham Relayed MoP report of abandoned kite off harbour to CG, with no sign of surfer. Co-ordinated with ALB on search. Owner eventually found safe ashore. NCI Yes Yes 18979
12727 14/11/2015 NCI Southend Reported to CG a kite surfer swept into the boom. Second surfer assisted casualty to beach abandoning kites. CG Mobile stood down. NCI No Yes 18930
12719 13/11/2015 NCI Shoreham CG requested visual search for kite surfer reported in trouble. Reported all visual kites and ultimately owners safe ashore. MCA/HMCG No Yes 18874
12731 13/11/2015 NCI Holehaven Reported drifting small boat being damaged on breakwater. LB launched to recover to harbour. No casualties. NCI Yes Yes n/n
12705 12/11/2015 NCI Holehaven Relayed local FV report of insecure and waterlogged MB to PLA Haven Harbourmaster who contacted owner. NCI No No n/a
12702 08/11/2015 NCI Torbay Relayed to CG a yacht's report on Chan. 65 of another one aground in the Dart river. LB launched to observe until it refloated on the tide. NCI Yes Yes 18555
12715 08/11/2015 NCI Calshot Tower Observed, monitored and updated CG on recovery of casualty from yacht by ILB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 18565
12708 08/11/2015 NCI Calshot Tower Observed, monitored and updated CG on recovery of man overboard by adjacent yacht. Initiating disabled yacht towed in by ILB MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 18565
12678 08/11/2015 NCI Lyme Bay Swimmer observed entering dangerous water conditions. When unable to return ashore watchkeeper entered water himself and assisted recovery. NCI No No n/n
12676 07/11/2015 NCI Exmouth CG requested monitoring of two kite-surfers reported in difficulty by an MoP. Observed and updated CG until rescued by ILB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 18492
12648 04/11/2015 NCI Calshot Tower Reported launch drifting with possible engine trouble. Monitored and updated CG until craft (eventually) reached harbour. NCI No Yes 17975
12698 01/11/2015 NCI Froward Point Reported drifting small boat to CG and subsequent recovery by local FV. NCI No Yes 18171
12659 31/10/2015 NCI Gosport Reported Race Marshal boat anchored in prohibited area to QHM. Ordered to move by Harbour Patrol. NCI No No n/a
12632 31/10/2015 NCI Charlestown Reported capsized kayaker unable to recover to CG . Requested to monitor and did so until casualty managed to swim ashore. NCI No Yes 18066
12672 31/10/2015 NCI Calshot Tower Reported to CG sighting of 2 sailing dinghies reported overdue by local sailing club. Club rescue boat advised and recovered to shore. MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
12628 29/10/2015 NCI Exmouth Relayed MoP concern over tiring paddle boarder to CG. Monitored and reported on situation until paddler entered harbour. NCI No Yes 17970
12626 29/10/2015 NCI Exmouth Reported dog in mid-channel to CG. ILB deployed until dog back ashore with owner. nfa NCI Yes Yes 17955
12624 28/10/2015 NCI Exmouth Reported yacht struggling in rough springs ebb to CG and recommended LB recovery. Exmouth ILB launched and towed potential casualty in safely. NCI Yes Yes 17867
12699 26/10/2015 NCI Froward Point Reported drifting tender to HM and CG. ILB tasked to recover. NCI Yes Yes 17747
12645 25/10/2015 NCI St Alban's Head Reported an AIS SART alert to CG. CG isued Mayday Relay but passing boat found nothing. nfa NCI No Yes 17653
12899 25/10/2015 NCI St Alban's Head Reported AIS SART alert to CG. Passing vessel found nothing in the position quoted. Assessed as false equipment alert. NFA NCI No Yes 17653
12582 18/10/2015 NCI Cape Cornwall Assisted CG in identifying large merchant ship involved in collision with FV. Ship did not stop and FV continued fishing. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
12586 18/10/2015 NCI St Agnes Head Assisted sick MoP and wife. Called paramedic and ambulance for casevac to hospital. NCI No No n/n
12571 15/10/2015 NCI Nells Point Relayed MoP report of fully dressed man behaving oddly in water. CRT attended but no trace found. nfa NCI No Yes 17013
12565 14/10/2015 NCI Needles Reported disabled motor dinghy to CG. Assisted in getting local pleasure boat to assist since CG unable to make contact. Dinghy with 2 MoP safely towed in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 16651
12560 10/10/2015 NCI Polruan Provided accurate position of disabled converted ship's lifeboat to CG for AWLB to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 16636


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