Incident Summary 2017

Total Number of Incidents for the year to date 493
Glossary of Terms
FAWGI = False Alarm With Good Intent, MoP = Member of the Public, NFA = No Further Action, HMCG, CG or MCA = Coastguard,
CRT = Coastguard Rescue Team, CGOC = Coast Guard Operations Centre, ILB/ALB/LB = Lifeboats, MV = Motor Vessel, MB = Motor Boat,
ML = Motor Launch, FV = Fishing Vessel, PB = Power Boat, 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.
21899 31/12/2017 NCI St Alban's Head Reported disabled tanker to CG. Updated when tug attended to tow in safely. AWLB also escorted her in. NCI Yes Yes 34226
21847 31/12/2017 NCI Porthcawl Relayed MoP report of abandoned clothing to CG. CRT and police attended but no reports of missing persons. nfa NCI No Yes 34232
21844 29/12/2017 NCI Caister CG requested visual search for missing person on beach. LBs and police also attended but nothing found. Fire Yes Yes n/n
21831 28/12/2017 NCI Needles Reported visual on drifting disabled MB transmitting Mayday. Updated when local craft and LB attended to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 34051
21829 27/12/2017 NCI Needles Reported on grounded RIB to CG. Updated when local pleasure cruiser towed in in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 20999
21819 23/12/2017 NCI Newhaven Called emergency services for lady reported with broken ankle. Ambulance and CRT attended. NCI No Yes 33746
21823 21/12/2017 NCI Shoreham Reported drifting dinghy to HM and CG. HM launch recovered the 'wreck' to harbour. NCI No Yes 33630
21809 19/12/2017 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested visual search for large flotsam reported. No sighting in poor visibility. LB and HM launch also attended but nothing found. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 33516
21773 18/12/2017 NCI Porthcawl CG requested visual on large floating object reported. Object, a large fridge, eventually sighted and CG updated. nfa in fading light. MCA/HMCG No Yes 33461
21691 17/12/2017 NCI Exmouth Reported large flotsam (telegraph pole) to CG. CRT attended to remove safely. NCI No Yes 33403
21676 14/12/2017 NCI Torbay Reported windsurfer in possible trouble to CG. CRT attended, located surfer to give 'advice'. nfa NCI No Yes 33229
21680 14/12/2017 NCI Fleetwood Reported to CG that suicidal female was in sight. Updated when ILB recovered her ashore to ambulance casevac. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 33234
21823 11/12/2017 NCI Folkestone Reported masonry fall as danger to public to district council. NCI No No 33630
22269 10/12/2017 NCI Swanage Reported drifting unmanned yacht to CG and sailing club. Updated as one of recovery party injured in fall. LBs, paramedic and ambulance attended to casevac. NCI Yes Yes 32981
21651 08/12/2017 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested observation of grounded yacht. Updated when harbourmaster informed NCI when his patrol craft had checked it as unmanned and anchored. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 32784
21830 01/12/2017 NCI Needles Reported grounded yacht to CG. Updated when local craft and ALB attended to tow in. NCI Yes Yes 32394
21594 01/12/2017 NCI Froward Point Confirmed visual on disabled yacht to CG and updated as ILB attended to tow in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 32400
21549 26/11/2017 NCI Penzance CG requested visual search for MoP report of grounded vessel. Nothing sighted. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
21454 25/11/2017 NCI Needles Called ambulance service for collapsd watchkeeper. CRT also attended to help move casualty from Station for A&E. NCI No Yes 32084
21444 23/11/2017 NCI Prawle Point Reported to CG that FV with overheating engine was visual. Updated when LB towed her in. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/k
21473 21/11/2017 NCI Folkestone Reported unmanned drifting dinghy to CG. AWLB attended to tow back into harbour. NCI Yes Yes n/n
21451 20/11/2017 NCI Boscastle Called ambulance service for collapsed watchkeeper. CG tasked CRT to assist. Casualty regained consciousness and was returned home. NCI No Yes 31722
21363 18/11/2017 NCI Southend CG requested monitoring of downed kitesurfer. Target identified and reported. Updated as ILB attended to take ashore safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 31587
21361 18/11/2017 NCI Rame Head CG requested any sighting of drifting powerless yacht. Casualty sighted and reported. Station remained open late until AWLB took casualty in tow. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 31604
21359 17/11/2017 NCI Gosport Reported to CG that disabled speedboat was visual and accurate position provided. Updated when Gosport IRB towed it in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 31532
21446 16/11/2017 NCI Teignmouth Alerted by an MoP, attended collapsed lady on beach with PMR. Ambulance called and casualty moved to hospital. NCI No Yes n/n
21340 15/11/2017 NCI Bass Point Relayed MoP report of body in sea to CG. Interacted with CG and local hotel to confirm. LB and CRT attended to recover deceased's body. NCI Yes Yes 31391
21325 13/11/2017 NCI Nells Point CG requested visual check on local bay after an MoP had reported a possible person in water. No sighting of any problem. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 31290
21322 13/11/2017 NCI Nells Point Reported to CG 2 persons about to be cut off by tide. Updated when they managed to return ashore, nfa NCI No Yes n/n
21327 10/11/2017 NCI St Ives Reported large unattended beach fire to Fire Brigade, who attended. nfa NCI No Yes 902
21285 10/11/2017 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent CG reported 2 kitesurfers down. NCI and CRT attended onshore and confirmed both uninjured. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 31049
21278 09/11/2017 NCI Caister Reported stranded seal to Marine Wildlife Rescue. Animal cordoned off and returned to sea later. nfa NCI No No n/n
21257 06/11/2017 NCI Gosport Reported to CG that yacht calling PanPan was visual. Updated as police launch took her under tow to harbour. NCI No Yes 30777
21244 04/11/2017 NCI Calshot Tower Reported capsized dinghy indicating distress to CG. Updated when casualty managed to right and proceeded into harbour. nfa NCI No Yes 30572
21275 04/11/2017 NCI Porthcawl Co-operated with CG on monitoring and updating on two windsurfers reportedly in trouble. ILB attended but both made shore safely. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 30587
21245 03/11/2017 NCI Wooltack Point Reported overdue kayakers in worsening weather to CG. ILB and police RIB attended. Updated when kayakers seen to return safely to shore. nfa NCI Yes Yes n/n
21227 01/11/2017 NCI Fleetwood Reported to CG concern over two MoP and dog near water with flood about to start. Updated when the 'bait diggers' returned safely after CRT and ILB had been alerted. nfa NCI Yes Yes 30361
21218 31/10/2017 NCI Prawle Point Reported to CG that semi-disabled yacht was visual. Updated when she was towed in by another. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 30285
21248 29/10/2017 NCI Folkestone Reported SART/EPIRB alert to CG. Latter established that originating vessel was carrying out routine test. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
21206 29/10/2017 NCI Porthcawl Monitored and updated CG on reported capsized dinghy. Casualty self-righted. ILB, already at sea, attended to confirm all well. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 30149


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