Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 4527
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.
30917 04/07/2019 NCI Prawle Point Reported to CG that disabled motor cruiser was visual. Updated when an adjacent vessel towed her in. MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
30964 04/07/2019 NCI Exmouth Reported pickup truck caught on sand in rising tide to CG and Lifeguards. Updated when another one pulled it out NCI No Yes 017475
30999 04/07/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported grounded launch to CG. Monitored Southampton Patrol assisting until stood down. NCI No Yes 017485
31001 04/07/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported to CG dinghy fishing in main channel. Monitored and updated when Southampton Patrol moved it clear. NCI No Yes 017488
31341 04/07/2019 NCI Portscatho Reported to CG that disabled Motor Cruiser was visual. Monitored until LB attended. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 017427
30934 03/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported concern over kayakers near caves to CG. ILB on local exercise directed to position by NCI and found climbers safe. nfa NCI Yes Yes 17351
30884 03/07/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Relayed MoP report of dog in danger to CG. ILB launched and directed to dog by NCI. Updated when dog regained beach safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 017260
30897 02/07/2019 NCI Gosport Reported to CG that disabled yacht was visual. Updated when police RIB attended to tow in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 17165
30933 02/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported comcern for swimmer in open water and strong tide to CG. ILB launched. Updated when he reached beach safely. nfa NCI Yes Yes 17226
30778 02/07/2019 NCI Prawle Point Reported dismasted yacht proceeding east to CG. Monitored her until out of sight. NCI No Yes n/a
30750 30/06/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported disabled speedboat drifting near rocks to CG. Monitored until safe. NCI No Yes n/k
31335 30/06/2019 NCI Rossall Point CG requested observation of reported light aircraft crash. Sighted and reported yellow kite surfer. FAWGI MCA/HMCG No Yes 016830
30749 30/06/2019 NCI Porthcawl Relayed MoP report of missing person to CG. NCI No Yes n/n
30747 30/06/2019 NCI Torbay Reported disabled motorboat to CG. Monitored her until safely resolved. NCI No Yes n/k
30743 30/06/2019 NCI Newhaven Reported and monitored potential capsizing of Canadian type canoe until safe. NCI No Yes n/n
30885 30/06/2019 NCI Holehaven Reported to CG numerous children playing dangerously around harbour and boats. CRT, lifeboat and police attended and children ordered ashore. NCI Yes Yes n/n
30739 30/06/2019 NCI Charlestown Reported concern for kayaker to CG. Monitored until safe. NCI No Yes n/n
31840 30/06/2019 NCI Stone Point Reported to CG as visual on capsized catamaran. Updated when LB recovered crew and HMI towed craft in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 16869
30727 30/06/2019 NCI Prawle Point Co-ordinated with CG to monitor vessels in collision. MCA/HMCG No Yes n/k
30731 30/06/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported and updated CG on capsized catamaran until safely recovered. NCI No Yes n/n
31435 29/06/2019 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Reported speeding PWC to CG and Police. NCI No Yes n/n
30715 29/06/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported kayak in possible danger to CG. Monitored situation until safe. NCI No Yes n/k
30714 29/06/2019 NCI Nells Point Reported paddle boarder in possible danger near shipping lane to CG. NCI No Yes n/k
31841 29/06/2019 NCI Stone Point Reported kayak 'in trouble' to CG. Updated when Solent Rescue Recovered it to shore. NCI No Yes n/n
30718 29/06/2019 NCI Nells Point Provided accurate position of disabled RIB to CG for recovery by LBs. CRT also attended. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/k
30716 28/06/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested visual monitoring of yacht in possible distress near shore. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/k
30707 28/06/2019 NCI Mablethorpe Reported unidentified large flotsam to CG. Monitored until resolved. NCI No Yes n/a
30705 28/06/2019 NCI Exmouth CG requested sighting of reported large flotsam. Identified as tethered mooring buoy. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 016432
30706 28/06/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported grounded yacht to CG. Monitored and updated when she floated clear on rising tide. nfa NCI No Yes 016443
30733 27/06/2019 NCI Gosport Reported and updated CG on swimmer in possible difficulty. NCI No Yes n/n
30918 26/06/2019 NCI Prawle Point Relayed MoP report of unwell walker on coast path to CG. CRT attended and casualty air-lifted to hospital by helo. NCI No Yes 016170
30677 26/06/2019 NCI Prawle Point Relayed MoP report of injured man on coast path to CG. Provided defribrillator and water until CRT and SAR helo arrived to lift to hospital. NCI No Yes 016170
30708 26/06/2019 NCI Torbay Reported kayaker in possible trouble to CG. Monitored situation until safely resolved. NCI No Yes n/k
30691 26/06/2019 NCI Exmouth CG requested any sighting of lone swimmer near Langstone Rocks. Potential casualty not in sight. Updated when police helo located him. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 016208
30694 26/06/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested any visual on drifting unmanned kayak. No sighting due to visibility. Updated when ILB recovered it. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 016217
31193 25/06/2019 NCI Wooltack Point Reported to CG smoke emitted by tanker after local staff reported strong aroma. 'Venting' confirmed. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 016086
30660 24/06/2019 NCI Rossall Point Reported to CG that 3 MoPs were in danger of becoming tidebound. ILB and CRT attended. Updated when the potential casualties made it back to shore. nfa NCI Yes Yes 016003
30657 23/06/2019 NCI Teignmouth Authorised by CG, directed ILB to disabled yacht to tow in safely MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 201585
30669 23/06/2019 NCI Holehaven Reported grass fire to CG. Fire service attended to extinguish without further damage. NCI No Yes n/n
30713 23/06/2019 NCI Porthcawl Relayed MoP concern for overdue dinghy to CG. Monitored situation until resolved. NCI No Yes n/k


Currently 56 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2500 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Rossall  Point in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire. 

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