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.
32783 31/10/2019 NCI Southend Reported to CG two MoPs in possible difficulty. CRT attended the Station to be briefed. MoPs seen to be safely fishing. nfa NCI No Yes 31929
32806 30/10/2019 NCI Portland Bill CG requested visual check on small catamaran FV reportedly 'in trouble'. Target identified and monitored until out of sight. Presumed to be safe. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 32834
32767 29/10/2019 NCI Bass Point CG requested visual search for capsized kayak. Target sighted and CRT updated. No casualty observed. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 32733
32754 28/10/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported FV aground to CG. Monitored and updated when crew managed to pull her off. NCI No Yes 32700
32768 28/10/2019 NCI Worms Head Reported to CG lone male in possible danger from tide. ILB, Helo and CRT activated but no contact. Assumed to have returned safely. nfa NCI Yes Yes 32697
32751 28/10/2019 NCI Exmouth In contact with CG and Exmouth harbourmaster concerning drifting channel buoy. NFA as the buoy drifted out of sight. NCI No Yes n/a
32769 27/10/2019 NCI Gosport Reported visual on grounded yacht to CG. Pilot Boat and Gosport LB in attendance. Updated as crew reported being 'safe'. LB towed it off on rising tide. NCI No Yes 32601
33014 27/10/2019 NCI Gwennap Head CG requested any observation of climber reported falling. Contact maintained with CG and ambulance crew during recovery of casualty. Accompanying climbers advised to contact NCI in emergency. MCA/HMCG No Yes 32548
32735 27/10/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported to CG a surfer in trouble with a kayaker and paddleboarders trying to assist. ILB and CRT attended to land all safely.ashore. NCI Yes Yes 3593
32734 27/10/2019 NCI Nells Point Reported to CG five MoPs heading for flooded causeway. CRT and ILB tasked together with Sully SC safety boat to ensure they managed to cross safely. Another 2 were brought ashore by ILB. NCI Yes Yes 32597
32784 26/10/2019 NCI Southend Reported to CG a kite-surfer trapped in boom. Monitored and updated when he managed to get clear. ILB stood down. NCI Yes Yes 3447
32726 26/10/2019 NCI Porthdinllaen Relayed MoP report of abandoned equipment on cliff top to CG. CRT attended but no trace of owner found, nfa NCI No Yes 32467
32733 26/10/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported to CG one MoP stuck in mud. CRT and RNLI crew attended to pull him out safely. Other MoPs requested not to help to avoid further casualties. NCI Yes Yes 32445
32743 26/10/2019 NCI Boscastle CG requested visual search for missing person. CRT also engaged. No sighting obtained, MoP ultimately found safe by CRT. MCA/HMCG No Yes 32461
32832 26/10/2019 NCI Torbay CG requested any visual contact on PWC reportedly 'broken down'. No contact sighted. NCI Froward Pt report it moving normally. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 32228
33081 21/10/2019 NCI Holehaven Reported and monitored police attendance at Green Peace climbers and attending RIB. No casualties. NCI No Yes n/n
32621 20/10/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Advised CG that yacht with engine failure transmitting a PanPan was visual. Updated when Hamble LB towed it in. NCI Yes Yes 0311
33340 20/10/2019 NCI Holehaven Reported to CG Greenpeace activists practising rock climbing . Police, ILB and Harbourmaster attended but nfa as they had permission from the ownet NCI Yes Yes n/n
32766 19/10/2019 NCI Folkestone CG requested observation of reportedly 'suspicious' vessels. Targets identified as five kayakers. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
32669 18/10/2019 NCI Mundesley Relayed to CG an MoP report of youths close to danger on cliff. Updated when they were seen to move off safely. nfa NCI No Yes 31859
32611 16/10/2019 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested observation of kite surfers reported in water. Targets identified. Updated when they reached shore safely. ILB launched and stood down. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 31686
32593 15/10/2019 NCI Lyme Bay Watchkeepers attended MoP collapsed on beach. Ambulance attended to casevac casualty. NCI No Yes n/n
32682 15/10/2019 NCI Exmouth Reported grounded yacht to CG. Exmouth Water Taxi in contact and reported crew safe and awaiting incoming tide. nfa NCI No Yes 31584
32583 14/10/2019 NCI Holehaven Reported unusual RIB activity to CG. Police, and ILB attended and found the crews to be climbers. nfa NCI Yes Yes n/n
32787 14/10/2019 NCI Needles Reported to CG that MB with lost steering was visual and provided accurate position. Monitored and updated when ALB attended to render assistance. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 31517
32577 13/10/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported SART Distress Alarm to CG. LB attended and alarm found to be a misfunction. nfa NCI Yes Yes 31378
32679 13/10/2019 NCI Shoreham Reported drifting abandoned kite wing to CG. ILB tasked to recover it and conned on by NCI. Owner had swum ashore. NCI Yes Yes 31423
32558 13/10/2019 NCI Mundesley Reported to CG a commercial vessel not showing AIS signal or nav. lights. CG investigated and identified vessel. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
32557 13/10/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported to CG concern over surfer struggling in cross current. Monitored target and updated CG when seen to reach shore. CRT attended and confirmed him safe and well. nfa NCI No Yes 31408
3569 12/10/2019 NCI Exmouth Relayed MoP report of grounded yacht to CG. Target sighted and seen to be stationary. ILB attended and found the yacht at anchor. nfa FAWGI NCI Yes Yes 31262
32549 11/10/2019 NCI Gosport In contact with CG on receipt of several Mayday calls. No evidence of craft in trouble. Assumed to be training exercise or hoax. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 31188
32531 10/10/2019 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Observed, monitored and updated CG on fire in police boat. Police No Yes 31091
32548 10/10/2019 NCI Gosport Reported to CG as visual on police boat fire. Updated when second police launch and tug towed her in safely. MCA/HMCG No Yes 31091
32509 08/10/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested visual check on wind surfer reportedly 'in difficulty'. Target identified and reported to CG as in no trouble. ILB and CRT also attended. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 30969
32508 08/10/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported concern over kite surfer in possible trouble. Situation monitored for some time asnd CRT attended until he was confirmed safe and well. NCI No Yes 30961
32564 08/10/2019 NCI Charmouth CG requested visual search for casualty from cliff fall. Updated when target located and ambulance attended. MCA/HMCG No Yes 30971
32490 07/10/2019 NCI Exmouth CG requested visual check on umanned drifting dinghy. Target not sighted. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 30814
32492 07/10/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested look out for missing, possibly armed and suicidal MoP. No sighting. search moved on. nfa Police No Yes 30903
32510 07/10/2019 NCI Mundesley CRT attended Station to check on buoy reportedly 'adrift'. NCI confirmed that buoy was not adrift and had been in position for some time. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 330890
32761 06/10/2019 NCI Southend Relayed MoP report of grounded motorboat to CG. CRT attended and briefed by NCI. NFA NCI No Yes 30811


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