Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 5108
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.
35438 07/08/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested visual search for swimmers being swept out. Area scanned in hazy weather but no sighting. They were later reported safe. MCA/HMCG No Yes 023290
35440 07/08/2020 NCI Mablethorpe Relayed to CG MoP report of missing child. Updated when informed that child had been found safe. NCI No Yes 023308
35445 07/08/2020 NCI Nells Point Reported number of people tidebound on Sully Island. ILB and CRT attended and after safety advice elected to remain on the Island. NCI Yes Yes 023431
35446 07/08/2020 NCI Felixstowe CG permitted NCI to contact drifting yacht with advice to anchor. Monitored and updated when ILB towed it in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 023402
35436 06/08/2020 NCI Nells Point Reported to CG walkers trying to cross flooded causeway to island. Monitored and updated when they turned back. NCI No Yes 023102
35455 06/08/2020 NCI Mundesley Relayed to CG report of two paddleboarders on one board and without lifejackets. Targets sighted and monitored. Updated when they made shore safely. MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
35420 06/08/2020 NCI Skegness Provided correct position of disabled yacht to CG for ILB to escort in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 23092
35497 06/08/2020 NCI Porthcawl CG requested any camera sighting of body reported at cliff base. No sighting in poor visibility. Updated when CRT and paramedic attended and casualty recovered to police vehicle. MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
35418 05/08/2020 NCI Stone Point CG requested visual search for possibly missing person. CRT and LB also tasked and empty PWC found but no further sighting. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 022691
35417 05/08/2020 NCI Stone Point Monitored and updated CG on recovery of disabled vessel by LB. NCI Yes Yes 22769
35404 05/08/2020 NCI St Ives Reported to CG a paddle-boarder and swimmer in difficulty in outgoing spring tide. ILB attended to land both safely. NCI Yes Yes 022744
35419 05/08/2020 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested visual search for missing PWC rider. No sighting before close down. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 22691
35411 05/08/2020 NCI Cromer CG informed of child on inflatable being blown out. Monitored and updated when swimmer managed to get it back to shore. NCI No Yes 022795
35444 04/08/2020 NCI Cromer Notified CG of three children climbing dangerous cliff. NCI No Yes n/n
35519 04/08/2020 NCI Prawle Point Reported paddleboarder towing a kayak to CG. No further sighting. nfa NCI No Yes 022615
35475 04/08/2020 NCI Needles Monitored and updated CG when three youngsters were reported drifting out but regained beach. MCA/HMCG No Yes 022665
35413 04/08/2020 NCI Penzance Relayed call from yacht with concern over five kayaks in poor conditions to CG. AWLB and ILB attended to escort in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 22655
35518 03/08/2020 NCI Prawle Point CG requested any sighting of RIB with crew in possible trouble. Target identified and reported back in harbour. LB deployed in case of casualties. NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 22525
35372 02/08/2020 NCI Nells Point Reported three MoPs tidebound on Sully Island to CG. Monitored and updated when ILB transferred them safely to the mainland. NCI Yes Yes 022295
35373 02/08/2020 NCI Porthdinllaen Reported injured walker to CG. CRT and ambulance attended to remove to hospital. NCI No Yes 02203
35520 02/08/2020 NCI Prawle Point Relayed MoP report of possibly illegal immigrants to CG. No further action known. NCI No Yes n/n
35376 02/08/2020 NCI Worms Head Reported three MoPs tidebound on outer Head. ILB and CRT attended to recover safely to mainland. NCI Yes Yes 022306
35377 02/08/2020 NCI Chapel Point Reported downed windsurfer to CG attempting to recover his kite. ILB and CRT tasked. Monitored and updated when he managed to reach shore. NCI Yes Yes 022215
35394 02/08/2020 NCI Fleetwood Monitored and updated CG on recovery of drifting canoe by ILB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 22256
35351 01/08/2020 NCI Nells Point CG requested visual search for swimmers reported 'in trouble'. Targets identified. Updated when they were recovered by paddleboarders. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 021959
35353 01/08/2020 NCI Nells Point Passed details of windsurfers with lost board to CG. Updated when ILB launched to recover the rig. NCI Yes Yes n/n
35354 01/08/2020 NCI Newhaven Reported to CG that disabled yacht was visual. Updated when she was towed in by LB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 021936
35369 01/08/2020 NCI Stone Point Reported possibly disabled yacht to CG. LB attended to sort out sail damage and tow in. NCI Yes Yes 021942
35400 01/08/2020 NCI Cape Cornwall CG requested visual check for kayak reported by concerned MoP. Area scanned and only kayak sighted was not in trouble. NFA FAWGI ? MCA/HMCG No Yes 002037
35347 01/08/2020 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested search for swimmer thought to be in trouble. No sighting. Updated when target back on land. MCA/HMCG No Yes 021939
35351 01/08/2020 NCI Nells Point Confirmed to CG that swimmers reportedly 'in difficulty' were being recovered by paddleboarders. ILB attended. FAWGI MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 021959
35347 01/08/2020 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested visual search for person reported 'in water'. No sighting. Incident closed when target back on land. MCA/HMCG No Yes 021939
35341 31/07/2020 NCI Nells Point Informed CG of swimmers in possible difficulty in strong current. ILB attended until they managed to reach safer water. NCI Yes Yes 021772
35346 31/07/2020 NCI Newhaven CG requested visual search for missing swimmer. No sighting. Target found safe ashore. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 021622
35348 31/07/2020 NCI Newhaven Liaised with police searching for missing child. Reported to CG that child had been found safe. LB had also attended. nfa Police Yes Yes 021792
35682 30/07/2020 NCI Folkestone CG requested visual check for motor cruiser reportedly in distress. Area surveyed and nothing untoward sighted. FAWGI MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
35326 30/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl Assisted harbourmaster by reporting disabled cabin cruiser to CG. ILB attended to return it to marina. NCI Yes Yes 021331
35327 30/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl Reported to CG MoPs about to be tidebound. ILB attended and reported them as safe. NCI Yes Yes 021332
35328 30/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl CG requested visual search for missing child. CRT attended and child found safe ashore. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 021392
35329 30/07/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head Requested ambulance assistance for injured intoxicated lady with husband. Casualty removed to hospital. NCI No Yes 021280


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