Incident Summary 2018

Total Number of Incidents for the year to date 546
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.
27359 28/12/2018 NCI Folkestone Advised CG of drone in area of rescue helo. Updated when drone moved off. NCI No Yes 37202
27320 26/12/2018 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested visual check on kayaker reportedly 'in trouble'. Target position passed and ILB attended to bring in safely. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 37052
27297 22/12/2018 NCI Teignmouth Reported possible mast protruding from sea to CG. CRT andILB attended. Object found to be 'amateur' marker pole. nfa NCI Yes Yes 36806
27288 21/12/2018 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported to CG and Police a possibly suicidal woman on cliff edge. Police and CRT attended and subject taken into care. NCI No Yes 36770
27276 20/12/2018 NCI Nells Point Reported to CG 2 persons at risk crossing flooding causeway. ILB and CRT attended and gave safety advice when they managed to cross safely nfa NCI Yes Yes 36693
27455 17/12/2018 NCI Stepper Point Police requested visual search for girl reportedly 'missing'. No sighting. ILB also attended. Search stood down, possibly FAWGI Police Yes Yes 36490
27613 17/12/2018 NCI Hornsea Relayed MoP report of missing daughter to CG. Police and CRT attended and child found safe. NCI No Yes n/n
27300 17/12/2018 NCI Felixstowe CG requested any visual on oil slick reported by MoP. Nothing seen. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 36496
27242 16/12/2018 NCI Nells Point CG requested any sighting of possibly disabled speedboat. ILB and helo also tasked. Updated when target sighted and position passed for ILB to escort into harbour. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 36423
27222 13/12/2018 NCI Exmouth CG requested visual check on reported 'upturned hull' in the estuary. Updated when falling tide revealed a historic wreck. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 36193
27612 11/12/2018 NCI Hornsea Reported abandoned lifejacket found by MoP to CG. CRT attended to collect and investigate. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
27134 10/12/2018 NCI Caister Reported distressed and hypothermic male at Station to police. Ambulance and paramedics attended and took him to hospital. NCI No Yes n/n
27133 08/12/2018 NCI Southend CG requested visual check on partially submerged dinghy. Object sighted and CG informed when it drifted ashore. MCA/HMCG No Yes 35855
27067 05/12/2018 NCI Calshot Tower Provided CG with accurate position of disabled motor cruiser. Updated as local LB towed it in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 35648
27091 04/12/2018 NCI Folkestone CG requested observation of fast RIB seen altering course suspiciously. RIB sighted and identified as Border Force. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
27717 04/12/2018 NCI Needles Monitored and updated CG on recovery of disabled tug by local craft. NCI No Yes n/n
27611 04/12/2018 NCI Hornsea Reported dead seal found by MoP to CG and Council. NCI No Yes n/n
27259 03/12/2018 NCI Hornsea Requested ambulance for unwell male at Station. CG also informed. Updated when paramedic took him home. NCI No Yes n/k
27258 03/12/2018 NCI Hornsea Reported large oil slick to CG. Incident closed when CRT unable to locate it. NCI No Yes n/k
27010 01/12/2018 NCI Porthcawl Reported two wind surfers in difficulty to CG. Updated when they eventually managed to reach shore. nfa NCI No Yes 35333
27061 29/11/2018 NCI Nare Point Reported French FV about 2 n.m. off land to CG and MMO. Latter advised that it was authorised to fish and had closed land for shelter. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
26959 28/11/2018 NCI Porthcawl Reported windsurfer in possible trouble to CG. Updated when he managed to reach shore unaided. nfa NCI No Yes 35126
26981 28/11/2018 NCI Penzance Reported swimmer in possible danger to CG. LB and ILB directed to casualty for safe recovery NCI Yes Yes 35116
27631 26/11/2018 NCI Needles Reported yacht tender operating strangely and possibly in trouble to CG. nfa NCI No Yes 34965
26852 25/11/2018 NCI Whitstable CG requested monitoring of fallen windsurfer reported by MoP. Monitored his safe recovery by ILB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 34859
27634 24/11/2018 NCI Needles Observed and reported semi-disabled yacht's position to CG. Updated as LB attended to escort in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 34794
26840 22/11/2018 NCI Caister Reported to CG two half filled liquid containers on beach. CRT investigated, items moved clear of tide and Environmental Svce advised. nfa NCI No Yes 34617
26846 21/11/2018 NCI Calshot Tower Provided position of FV with engine malfunction to CG. Updated when she made harbour. MCA/HMCG No Yes 34560
26837 19/11/2018 NCI Folkestone Reported large flotsam to CG. CRT attended and found object was abandoned tent. nfa NCI No Yes 34453
26788 18/11/2018 NCI Nells Point Carried out visual search for person 'in water' and any other items. Monitored searches by other units until deceased casualty located. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 34343
26809 18/11/2018 NCI Newhaven Reported to CG rowing gig in possible trouble. MoP also reported them. Their coach attended in lookout. Updated when it reached harbour safely. NCI No Yes 34383
26820 18/11/2018 NCI Charmouth Reported walkers cut off by tide to CG. CRT attended to help them safely to land. NCI No Yes 34360
26775 17/11/2018 NCI Exmouth Reported kite surfer in difficulty to CG. ILB attended to return him safely ashore. nfa NCI Yes Yes 34301
26823 17/11/2018 NCI Shoreham CG requested visual check on kite surfer reportedly 'in difficulty'. Target sighted and reported as 'safe' to CG. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 34283
26794 17/11/2018 NCI Whitstable Provided accurate position of disabled PWC and conned ILB to recover casualty safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 34259
26694 12/11/2018 NCI Mablethorpe Police requested visual check for person wanted for enquiries. Possible sighting reported and police attended to interview one MoP. Police No Yes n/n
26683 11/11/2018 NCI Fleetwood Confirmed to CG that visually two casualties from sunken MB had been successfully recovered by passing craft. CG also requested search for wreckage but nothing sighted. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 33844
26685 11/11/2018 NCI Teignmouth Relayed MoP report of lifted slab to BR and CG. Updated as Network Rail attended to repair. NCI No Yes 33819
26696 11/11/2018 NCI Exmouth Reported grounded yacht to CG. Updated when she refloated on the tide. NCI No Yes 33868
26704 11/11/2018 NCI Southend Reported to CG kitesurfer entangled in offshore boom. ILB attended to bring him ashore safely. NCI Yes Yes 33855


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