Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 4527
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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 Incident Summary Initiated by Lifeboat involved MCA MCA No.
31216 14/07/2019 NCI Newhaven Reported to CG youths taking selfies near cliff edge as being in danger. Updated when thye moved away. nfa NCI No Yes 018956
31511 14/07/2019 NCI Nare Point Reported safely grounded unmanned dinghy to CG. Monitored until it was recovered later by owners. NCI No Yes n/n
31217 14/07/2019 NCI Newhaven Reported to CG fishermen in danger of tide. CRT attended to give advice. Updated when they moved clear. NCI No Yes 018982
31661 14/07/2019 NCI Nare Point Reported grounded outboard dinghy to CG. Monitored as safe until Station closed. NCI No No n/n
31188 13/07/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested observation on disabled PWC being towed in. Updated when tow became visible as it came in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 018734
31670 13/07/2019 NCI Nare Point Reported paddle-boarder in possible trouble to CG. Updated when he was seen to be safe near beach. NCI No Yes n/n
31189 13/07/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Responded to CG request for info on swimmer reportedly far offshore. Target identified and reported as safely ashore. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 018789
31671 13/07/2019 NCI Nare Point Reported to CG divers in possible difficulty. Updated when seen to surface safely. NCI No Yes n/n
31437 13/07/2019 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Reported to CG PWC creating potential harm to beach users. NCI No Yes 018754
31195 13/07/2019 NCI Newhaven Monitored and updated CG on recovery by local craft of disabled speedboat. NCI No Yes 018712
31200 13/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl Monitored and provided updates to CG on recovery of two PWCs by LBs. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 18785
31437 13/07/2019 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Reported PWC operating dangerously close to beach to CG. NCI No Yes 18754
31506 13/07/2019 NCI Nare Point Advised CG of concern showed by dive boat. Monitored and updated when divers surfaced safely. NCI No Yes n/n
31507 13/07/2019 NCI Nare Point Reported 'prone' paddleboarder paddling in to CG. Monitored and updated until out of sight near beach. NCI No Yes n/n
31509 13/07/2019 NCI Nare Point Reported disabled RIB to CG. Updated when it was towed in by ILB. NCI Yes Yes n/n
31182 13/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested any contact with five PWCs reported 'in trouble'. Updated after contact with PWC Club which confirmed they were in no danger. FAWGI MCA/HMCG No Yes 18718
31664 13/07/2019 NCI Nare Point Reported visual on disabled RIB to CG. Monitored and updated when ILB attended to tow in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/k
31186 13/07/2019 NCI Prawle Point CG requested monitoring of recovery of disabled yacht in flat calm conditions by AWLB. Updated CG as she was towed in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/n
31076 10/07/2019 NCI Torbay Solent CG requested any visual on drifting (empty) Li-Lo. Target sighted and reported. MCA/HMCG No Yes 018355
31146 10/07/2019 NCI Shoreham CG requested lookout for semi-disabled yacht. Not sighted due to poor visibility. Updated when it managed to continue passage. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 018380
31152 09/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested any sighting of kayakers reported 'in trouble'. Sighting confirmed of kayakers practising roll recovery. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 18241
31287 08/07/2019 NCI Exmouth Relayed MoP report of disabled yach to CG. Not visual but CG confirmed knowledge and LB was in attendance. NCI Yes Yes 018022
018094 08/07/2019 NCI St Alban's Head Reported yacht indicating distress to CG. AWLBs launched and towed it in safely. NCI Yes Yes 018094
31006 07/07/2019 NCI Worms Head Reported to CG possible danger to MoP climbing cliffs. CRT attended and man recovered safely to top. nfa NCI No Yes 018007
31008 07/07/2019 NCI Worms Head Reported to CG MoP in possible danger on flooded causeway. CRT attended until potential casualty managed to wade back to shore. NCI No Yes 018032
31019 07/07/2019 NCI St Ives Reported to CG that elderly lady required medical assistance on coast path. Paramedic attended. Casualty allowed home. nfa NCI No Yes 017939
31035 07/07/2019 NCI Newhaven CG requested visual search for possibly missing swimmer. AWLB deployed and swimmer returned ashore. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 018021
31036 07/07/2019 NCI Newhaven CG Mobile requested lookout for possibly self-harming female. Police attended and took subject into care. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
31049 07/07/2019 NCI Exmouth Relayed MoP report of injured beach user to Lifeguards. Casualty moved to hospital. NCI No No n/n
31051 07/07/2019 NCI Exmouth Reported overloaded and heeling speedboat without lifejackets to CG. ILB attended and gave occupants safety 'advice'. NCI Yes Yes 01822
31003 07/07/2019 NCI Nells Point Reported possible overturned dinghy to CG. CRT attended and AWLB launched. Object identified as inflated safety bags. nfa NCI Yes Yes 017984
31050 06/07/2019 NCI Herne Bay Reported damaged PWC to CG. ILB attended and directed to incident on Chan. Zero while second PWC towed casualty ashore where paramedic examined driver. nfa. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 017781
30991 06/07/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported to CG that MB with fire onboard was in sight and position provided. Updated when overheating reduced and casualty towed in by another. MCA/HMCG No Yes 017755
30992 06/07/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Relayed PanPan call to CG. Monitored events and updated CG when casualty was towed in prior to regaining power. NCI No Yes 017774
30996 06/07/2019 NCI Nells Point Reported MoPs tidebound on Sully Island to CG. ILB and CRT attended and one casualty returned to mainland. NCI Yes Yes 017853
31000 06/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl Relayed to CG MoP concern over struggling kayak. Monitored and updated situation until fishing kayak identified as safe by CRT. nfa NCI No Yes 17856
31004 06/07/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported drifting inflatable in main channel to CG. Updated when Hamble LB attended and dinghy towed clear by passing yacht. nfa NCI No Yes 017768
31005 06/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested camera monitoring for possibly lost campers. Updated when police attended. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 17869
30989 05/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested camera scan of two MoPs reported tidebound. ILB recovered them to CRT ashore. Then CG requested ILB be directed to two 'tombstoners'. Incident resolved when those involved were 'advised. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 17668
31202 05/07/2019 NCI Hornsea Reported flare fired for man overboard. Monitored and updated CG on extensive search by other craft, helo and LB. casualty (without lifejacket) not located. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/n


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