Incident Summary 2019

Total Number of Incidents for the year to date 506
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.
32161 17/09/2019 NCI Boscastle Reported concern over missing child to CG. Monitored event and updated when child reappeared from shore. nfa FAWGI NCI No Yes 28830
32155 17/09/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported heath fire to local Rangers. Updated when fire extinguished. NCI No No n/n
32144 16/09/2019 NCI Folkestone Monitored and updated CG on recovery by Folkestone Rescue of two swimmers. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/k
32151 16/09/2019 NCI Torbay Reported dog over cliff edge to CG. CRT attended and recovered dog to owners. NCI No Yes 28722
32122 15/09/2019 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported collapse runner to CG. CRT and ambulance attended and casualty was removed to hospital. NCI No Yes 028354
32130 15/09/2019 NCI Exmouth CG requested visual check on walkers reported on sandbank. Targets observed and in no danger. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 28654
32156 15/09/2019 NCI Holehaven Co-operated with local PLA and monitored recovery of a capsized PWC. CG not involved. NCI No No n/n
32123 14/09/2019 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported to CG three MoP tidebound on sandbar. ILB and CRT attended and casualties were safely brought ashore. NCI Yes Yes 28420
32142 14/09/2019 NCI Lyme Bay Reported to CG sighting of thought to be paddle boarders at extreme range. ILB launched and target found to be a fishing net and buoys. nfa NCI Yes Yes 28432
32153 14/09/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported to CG a camera sweep showed a boat club tractor bogged down on an incoming tide. Updated when CRT attended but as no pollution expected vehicle left for falling tide. NCI No Yes 27293
32119 13/09/2019 NCI Porthcawl Relayed MoP report of dead porpoise on beach to CG. CRT attended and guided to target by NCI for disposal by council.. NCI No Yes 28282
32110 13/09/2019 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported concern to CG over four MoPs possibly about to be tidebound. Updated when they managed to wade to shore NCI No Yes 28274
32112 11/09/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested visual check on kayaker reported as 'in difficulty'. Target identified as a new sailing hydrofoil and not in trouble. CG updated. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
32085 10/09/2019 NCI Caister Reported cargo vessel aground to CG. Tug on stand-by. Updated when casualty refloated without damage. NCI No Yes 28004
32048 08/09/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported disabled speed boat to CG and provided name of vessel in area. Updated when the latter towed the casuaty in. NCI No Yes 27796
32028 08/09/2019 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested visual search for possible casualties in water from drifting RIB. Three ILBs, CRT and helo tasked. Later found to be a stolen RIB with no pesons in danger. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 27627
32024 07/09/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Corrected a disabled yacht's position to CG for ILB to attend and clear fouled rudder. Target continued safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 27650
32005 04/09/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported to CG that disabled motor vessel was visual. Updated when SEASTART attended and towed it in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 27385
31994 04/09/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported disabled RIB to CG. ILB launched and conned onto casualty by NCI to tow in safely. NCI Yes Yes 27358
32131 04/09/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested camera monitoring of disabled dayboat. ILB attended to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 28414
32145 04/09/2019 NCI Folkestone CG requested visual search for dinghy thought to be in trouble. No sighting obtained. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
31968 03/09/2019 NCI St Ives Capsized kayaker unable to recover reported to CG. Porthmeor PWC and ILB attended to recover casualties safely. NCI Yes Yes 27245
32125 03/09/2019 NCI Shoreham CG requested visual check on kite surfer reportedly 'in difficulty'. Updated when NCI beach patrol established none in trouble. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 27293
31959 01/09/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Liaised with CG and casualty to assist speedboat with flat battery. ILB attended but unable to help. No danger. Incident closed. NCI Yes Yes 26995
31923 31/08/2019 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested visual check on vessel takng on water. Updated when casualties collected by LB and craft towed in. Mayday cancelled. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 26824
31917 31/08/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head CG contacted concerning beached boat with disabled engine. ILB attended to tow off safely. NCI Yes Yes 26663
31926 31/08/2019 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea MoP reported injured lady to NCI. CG informed and CG Mobile attended. NCI No Yes 26813
31938 31/08/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported swimmers in possible trouble to CG. Updated when they managed to reach shore. NCI No Yes n/n
31935 30/08/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported to CG yacht with disabled engine drifting inshore. Updated as it tried to sail in under foresail. ILB tasked and towed it in. NCI Yes Yes 26680
31937 30/08/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported tidebound MoP to CG. CRT, ILB and SAR Helo attended. Updated as he climbed cliff and reached top. nfa NCI Yes Yes 26698
31939 29/08/2019 NCI Rossall Point Reported to CG motor bike and riders stuck in mud. CRT attended. Updated when they, assisted by Argocat, managed to get off beach. NCI No Yes 26529
31891 29/08/2019 NCI Skegness Monitored and updated CG on inflatable with 2 occupants being blown seaward. Initially helped by passing PWC before ILB attended to bring in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 26460
31912 29/08/2019 NCI Mundesley CG requested any sighting of drifting lilo. Object sighted found to be a FV. CG Mobile later reported lilo unmanned and thus no danger. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 26518
31914 29/08/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported kite surfer in difficulty to CG. Updated when surfer made shore and kite recovered. NCI No Yes 36544
31889/90 28/08/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested monitoring of yacht with suspect engine. Casualty sighted and CG updated as it initially received a tow, left harbour and then returned. MCA/HMCG No Yes 26372
31882 28/08/2019 NCI Worms Head Reported to CG that yacht 'in trouble' was in sight. LB attended to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 26352
32170 27/08/2019 NCI Nare Point Reported drifting log to CG who said to inform Council. Updated when kayaker pulled it onto rocks, though would refloat on next tide. NT advised but no action taken and it refloated as a hazard. NCI No Yes n/n
31901 27/08/2019 NCI Gosport Reported disabled cabin cruiser in harbour mouth to CG and QHM. Updated when adjacent yacht assisted with tow in. nfa NCI No Yes 26144
31867 26/08/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported to CG that disabled MB was visual. Updated when Mudeford Ferry towed it in. NCI No Yes 25930
31905 26/08/2019 NCI Mablethorpe Reported to CG and police suspect ordnance handed in by MoP. Police attended, identified it as spent weapon and removed it for disposal. NCI No Yes n/n


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