Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 4811
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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 Name Incident Summary Initiated by Lifeboat involved MCA MCA No.
33457 26/12/2019 NCI Fleetwood Initiated a 999 call reporting one man collapsed on beach. CG also informed. CRT and ambulance attended and key to sea wall provided. Casualty moved to hospital. NCI No Yes 36812
33456 24/12/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported to CG a crew having difficulty recovering small motor boat in heavy swell. Camera coverage established. CRT, police and ILB attended and situation resolved safely. NCI Yes Yes 36706
33541 22/12/2019 NCI Penzance Reported MoPs in possible danger from surf to CG. CRT attended until all safe ashore. nfa NCI No Yes 36549
33542 22/12/2019 NCI Penzance Relayed call from MoP of car being battered by surf on slipway. CRT attended and car found to be abandoned. nfa NCI No Yes 36542
33459 17/12/2019 NCI Exmouth CG and Harbourmaster informed of drifting unmanned dinghy. Updated when Beach Reserve team advised it had beached upstream. nfa NCI No Yes n/a
33401 16/12/2019 NCI Holehaven Reported large debris in shipping lane to CG. LB attended to recover lorry mudguard. NCI Yes Yes n/n
33378 15/12/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Monitored MoP report of kite surfers in trouble and confirmed to CG both now safe ashore. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 360637
33355 13/12/2019 NCI Porthcawl Co-operated with CG, CRT and helo and provided camera coverage to recover hypothermic missing MoP from beach area. MCA/HMCG No Yes 35910
33379 13/12/2019 NCI Hornsea Reported MoPs in possible tidal trouble to CG. CRT and ILB attended. Targets seen on CCTV climbing cliff. nfa NCI Yes Yes 35922
33548 12/12/2019 NCI Mundesley Warned beach walkers by signal light of possible danger of entrapment from tide. MoPs returned safely and thanked the watchkeepers. NCI No Yes n/n
33546 10/12/2019 NCI Mundesley Relayed MoP report of large debris on beach to local authority who removed it. NCI No Yes
33290 08/12/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested any sighting of kitesurfer reportedly 'in trouble'. Reported all those in sight were safe. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 35591
33287 07/12/2019 NCI Penzance CG requested any info on a stationary empty dinghy apparently abandoned. Visual confirmed and monitored until ILB attended to investigate and found crewman safe aboard local yacht. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 35527
33317 07/12/2019 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested any information on an EPIRB transmission. No record logged. LBs searching but NFA by NCI. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 35535
33250 04/12/2019 NCI Calshot Tower In contact with CG concerning AIS Distress transmission. CG confirmed it as a transmission error. nfa NCI No Yes 35347
33277 04/12/2019 NCI Caister Assisted CG to identify wreck in sand. Established as a past incident. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
33249 04/12/2019 NCI Boscastle Reported to CG correct position of disabled yacht for AWLB to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 35319
33242 03/12/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Involved in search for person missing from walking group. Updated when possible casualty was located safe. NCI No Yes n/n
33224 01/12/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested any sighting of surfers reportedly in trouble. Targets sighted and their condition monitored until CRT confirmed them safe ashore. ILB paged but stood down. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 35135
33200 30/11/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested any visual on windsurfer reportedly 'in difficulty'. RNLI also involved but NCI confirmed that a competition was in progress. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 35048
33196 30/11/2019 NCI Fleetwood Reported grounded vessel as visual. Monitored and updated when it was towed in by AWLB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 35044
33237 29/11/2019 NCI Teignmouth Attended potential suicidal MoP in car park until police and padre arrived and took control. NCI No No n/n
33139 24/11/2019 NCI Porthcawl In contact with CG to investigate distress beacon signal. SAR helo and ILB also involved. Signal found to be from military at St Athan airbase. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 34619
33152 24/11/2019 NCI Felixstowe Reported to CG as visual on grounded FV. Monitored and updated when ILB towed it off on rising tide. NCI Yes Yes 24634
33112 21/11/2019 NCI Newhaven Liaised with CG over an AIS activated alarm message. Incident established as being inland. Assumed to be a malfunction. nfa NCI No Yes 34424
33134 20/11/2019 NCI Penzance CG requested any visual on unconscious kite surfer reported on beach. Casualty had been monitored but beach was not visible. Air ambulance attended. MCA/HMCG No Yes 34395
33124 19/11/2019 NCI Nare Point Reported drifting buoy to seaweed farm and CG. Local IFV in area also advised. Monitored its drift. NCI No Yes n/n
33042 17/11/2019 NCI Exmouth Relayed MoP report of unidentified object on beach to CG. CRT and EOD Team attended. Object identified as wagon wheel base for mooring. nfa NCI No Yes 34230
33127 17/11/2019 NCI Needles CG contacted over concern for 2 kayakers in possible trouble. ILB attended and found them to be safe. nfa NCI Yes Yes 34226
33005 15/11/2019 NCI Worms Head CG requested monitoring of two MoP and dog reported 'over the cliff' and weather conditions.. Updated when rescue helo and CRT attended to recover all three safely and unhurt. MCA/HMCG No Yes 34043
32982 12/11/2019 NCI Hornsea Reported to CG two climbers having difficulty. Monitored as CRT attended to confirm them now safe. NCI No Yes 33851
32985 12/11/2019 NCI Porthcawl In contact with CG and harbourmasters concerning foreign FV attempting a crew change in bad weather. Monitored ongoing situation and updated contacts until all observed as safe. NCI No Yes 33845
33004 11/11/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported to CG that sinking yacht was visual. Updated when AWLB, ferry and police boat attended to remove crew prior to vessel actually sinking. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 33759
32944 10/11/2019 NCI Teignmouth Reported to CG concern over a swimmer and surfboarder in dangerous conditions. Targets monitored and CG informed when both located as safe ashore. NCI No Yes 33665
32951 07/11/2019 NCI Polruan Reported drifting vessel to CG. Monitored and updated as LB attended to tow in safely. NCI Yes Yes 33486
32861 04/11/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested visual search for large object MoP reported at sea. Sweep and CRT had no sighting but ILB reported large logs which could be the object. nfa FAWGI MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 33249
32942 04/11/2019 NCI Gosport CG requested any visual on swimmer reportedly 'in difficulty'. No sighting due to poor visibility. Updated when CRT and ambulance attended. MCA/HMCG No Yes 33272
32819 02/11/2019 NCI Prawle Point Reported stranded whale to CG. Updated as British Divers Marine Life attended to deal with it. NCI No Yes 33071
32844 02/11/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported grounded yacht with no one onboard to CG. Local council team attended and confirmed it empty and owner informed. NCI No Yes n/n
32821 01/11/2019 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested visual watch on downed kite surfer. Updated when ILB attended to bring him safely ashore. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 32986


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