Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 4811
Alternatively select a specific year to see how many Incidents were reported for that Year.
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.
34875 11/06/2020 NCI Calshot Tower Worked with CG to identify vessel activating false EPIRB transmission. Targets sighted and all safe. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 13602
34901 11/06/2020 NCI Torbay CG requested visual monitoring of recovery by two LBs of disabled MV in poor conditions. Updated when the casualty was returned to harbour. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 13578
34906 11/06/2020 NCI Penzance CG requested any sighting of disabled windsurfer reported by MoP. All targets were being monitored and none were in trouble. FAWGI NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
34897 10/06/2020 NCI Portland Bill Monitored and updated CG on recovery by CRT, helo and ILB of walker fallen from cliff. Police Yes Yes 013352
34899 10/06/2020 NCI Portland Bill Reported visual on drifting semi-disabled yacht to CG. Monitored casualty and updated when LB attended to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 013534
34854 09/06/2020 NCI Shoreham CG requested any sighting of vessel reported by MoP as 'in difficulty'. CRT attended but nothing sighted. NFA FAWGI ? MCA/HMCG No Yes 13444
34846 07/06/2020 NCI Porthcawl Monitored and reported to CG open water swimmers with one in difficulty. Local boat got him onboard safely.before landing him ashore. nfa NCI No Yes 13241
34839 07/06/2020 NCI Mablethorpe Reported to police and CG parked car with sleeping occupants and child. Police checked MoPs. nfa NCI No Yes 762020
34841 07/06/2020 NCI Mablethorpe CG requested any sighting of missing windsurfer. Target sighted and reported to CG for ILB to attend and sight target coming ashore safely. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 13204
34845 07/06/2020 NCI Porthcawl Reported concern over struggling surfer to CG. Monitored target and CRT also alerted. Updated when potential casualty reached shore safely. NCI No Yes n/a
34851 04/06/2020 NCI Newhaven Co-ordinated with CG,CRT and RNLI in search for missing 'distressed' walker. No sightings made. nfa RNLI Yes Yes 12876
34831 04/06/2020 NCI Calshot Tower Reported to CG a yacht with dinghy attached but no sign of crew. ILB launched and reported crew had been hospitalised earlier. nfa NCI Yes Yes 12890
34825 03/06/2020 NCI Exmouth Relayed call from disabled PWC to CG. Updated when it managed to restart and make shore safely. NCI No Yes 12820
34799 01/06/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested watch on drifting upturned inflatable. Target sighted and monitored and reported but nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 12426
34800 01/06/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested sighting of drifting inflatable white swan. Target sighted and reported until out of sight. MCA/HMCG No Yes 12433
34803 01/06/2020 NCI Bass Point Informed BT of two ships anchored in vicinity of submarine cables. BT would request CG to ask them to move. NCI No Yes n/a
34810 01/06/2020 NCI Newhaven Relayed to police and CG an MoP report of missing person. Police (ref. 101/805) taking action. NCI No Yes n/n
34817 01/06/2020 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested visual search for possibly missing swimmer. LBs and helo also launched. All stood down when lady came ashore safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 12442
34821 01/06/2020 NCI Torbay Reported to CG visual contact on disabled sports boat. Updated when Torquay HM towed it in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 12249
34780 31/05/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported empty inflatable being blown offshore. CRT attended, target momitored until it reached shore. nfa NCI No Yes 12130
34783 31/05/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested visual check on PWC reportedly taking on water. Target identified for a time until NCI Swanage took over monitoring. Casualty towed in by RNLI. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 12156
34788 31/05/2020 NCI Exmouth Reported tiring inflatable crew struggling shorewards to CG. Monitored and updated when they made it to beach. NCI No Yes 12294
34773 30/05/2020 NCI Exmouth Relayed MoP report of two possibly incapable and underequipped males adrift in channel. ILB attended to bring them and gave advice on carrying correct safety gear. NCI Yes Yes 11899
34796 29/05/2020 NCI Penzance CG requested any sighting of kayaker in potential danger. No sighting by NCI or CRT which also attended. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
34763 28/05/2020 NCI Holehaven CG requested any sighting of MB reported with engine failure. Target out of visual range but assisted to identify location and ultimately reported casualty being towed in safely by passing craft.. MCA/HMCG No Yes 11528
34765 28/05/2020 NCI Nells Point Opened otherwise closed Station to assist CG CRT in search for missing person. NCI trustee informed. Police Helo and ILB also activated until casualty found safe. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 11551
34770 28/05/2020 NCI Exmouth Reported drifting inflatable with two onboard. Updated when it made shore. NCI No Yes 11580
34775 28/05/2020 NCI Torbay Relayed MoP report of inflatable 'in trouble' to CG Target sighted and monitored until it reached harbour safely. NCI No Yes 1409
34759 27/05/2020 NCI Rame Head Reported to CG overheard faint call for assistance from disabled inflatable. Monitored and reported its recovery by passing RN landing craft. NCI No Yes 11403
34795 25/05/2020 NCI Stepper Point Reported upturned vessel to CG. Monitored situation as ILB and Harbour Patrol activated and advised Mobile Rescue to attend at RNLI Station. Three people recovered but sadly one later died. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 11064
34778 24/05/2020 NCI Exmouth Relayed MoP report of PWC operating dangerously to Harbourmaster who sent mobile unit to deal with offender. NCI No Yes n/a
34738 23/05/2020 NCI Newhaven CG requested any sighting of MoPs fishing illegally. Targets reported and mobile unit attended. . MCA/HMCG No Yes 10784
34737 23/05/2020 NCI Exmouth CG requested any sighting of missing MoP. Safety services attended and target found safe at home. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 10756
34753 23/05/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested any sighting of drifting unoccupied inflatables. Targets not visible. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 10805
34744 22/05/2020 NCI Exmouth Relayed MoP report of grounded yacht to CG. Photo transmitted for identification. No crew visible. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
34739 21/05/2020 NCI Cape Cornwall Reported large debris in water to CG. RNLI attended and found items from wreck abandoned earlier. nfa NCI Yes Yes 10490
34706 16/05/2020 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Reported capsized dinghy unable to recover to CG and requested RNLI support. Two exhausted crew rescued safely. NCI Yes Yes 9866
34325 18/03/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested visual check on MoP report of craft 'in trouble'. Confirmed that they were military RIBs on exercise. FAWGI nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 5637
34335 17/03/2020 NCI Porthcawl Tried to pass MoP report of abandoned disability scooter to police but no contact on 101. Landline established and CG also advised. No owner present and taken to be simple breakdown. NFA NCI No Yes n/n
34312 17/03/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported lady in wheelchair very close to crumbling cliff edge. Watchkeeper spoke to her but she refused to move. CRT and police attended and took over the incident. NCI No Yes 5575

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