Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 4811
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.
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
32463 05/10/2019 NCI Mablethorpe Involved with CG to identify originator of a Mayday call. LB attended but no sighting. FAWGI MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 30725
32462 03/10/2019 NCI Teignmouth Called CG to correct wrong position reported by disabled vessel. Updated when LBs attended to tow in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 305456
32602 03/10/2019 NCI Holehaven Relayed MoP report of large debris in shipping lane to CG. CRT attended and PLA despatched to recover object. NCI No Yes n/k
32398 01/10/2019 NCI Bass Point Reported to BT Marine a tanker anchoring too close to submarine cable. BTM contacted CG who asked the ship to move - which it did. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
32400 01/10/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported to CG a lady and dog trapped in mud. CRT and Fire Service attended to rescue both safely. NCI No Yes 30350
32478 30/09/2019 NCI Polruan Care worker reported a missing caree. Subsequent phone call confirmed target back with carer. NCI No Yes n/a
32366 30/09/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported drifting empty inflatable to CG. Directed ILB on #65 to target. Dinghy deflated and brought ashore. No Casualties sighted. NCI Yes Yes 30235
32372 30/09/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported grounded yacht in harbour entrance to CG. ILB attended to tow in safely. NCI Yes Yes 30279
32485 29/09/2019 NCI Folkestone Reported possible arson attack on heathland to CG, who would inform police and fire service. Fire extinguished. No further feedback.. . NCI No Yes n/n
32343 29/09/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested visual monitoring of lost kitesurfer board. Target sighted, tracked and CG updated until out of sight. NCI No Yes n/n
32342 29/09/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Co-ordinated with CG and ILB to search for report of drifting inflatable. Nothing found. Owner traced. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/n
32348 29/09/2019 NCI Fleetwood Report large debris to CG. CG CRT attended and removed mooring buoy and chain. NCI No Yes n/n
32351 29/09/2019 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent CG requested observation of reported 'nude' swimmer. Target identified and CG updated when he left the water, in shorts ! fawgi? MCA/HMCG No Yes 301219
32369 29/09/2019 NCI Exmouth Relayed to RSPCA MoP report of surfers close to conservation area were disturbing the wildlife. NCI No No
32376 28/09/2019 NCI Southend Reported to CG a kite surfer trapped in Shoebury Boom. ILB, conned on by NCI, and CRT attended and potential casualty releaed safely to shore. NCI Yes Yes 29991
32327 27/09/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested visual search for FV reported 'in difficulty'. No sighting but similar vessel found in marina. FAWGI? MCA/HMCG No Yes 29882
32335 27/09/2019 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested search for disabled yacht. No sighting. Updated when ILB attended to tow in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 29892
32554 27/09/2019 NCI Folkestone CG requested observation of people reportedly 'acting strangely'. Updated CG when targets identified by CRT as practising for a cross-Channel swim. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
32302 26/09/2019 NCI Porthdinllaen Reported to CG man in distressed state, possibly suicidal, on beach. CRT attended, found him and handed him over to police. NCI No Yes 29800
32331 25/09/2019 NCI St Ives Informed CG of yacht with fouled anchor. Next day same yacht assisted by LB after engine and sail trouble. CG updated throughout. NCI Yes Yes 29717
32272 24/09/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Observed two yachts in collision to CG. Updated when they returned to harbour. NCI No Yes 29591
32280 24/09/2019 NCI Shoreham Relayed MoP report of stranded dolphin to CG. Support services attended to relaunch it safely into the sea. NCI No Yes n/n
32317 24/09/2019 NCI Exmouth Co-ordinated with CG and the local Water Taxi to monitor an angler fishing in a dangerous position. Updated when he moved out of sight. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 29593
32255 23/09/2019 NCI Prawle Point Reported to CG that damaged motor cruiser was visual. Updated when it made harbour. MCA/HMCG No Yes 29487
32234 22/09/2019 NCI Newhaven Relayed MoP report of dead seal on beach to CG. nfa NCI No Yes 29453
32318 21/09/2019 NCI Gosport Intercepted disabled yacht traffic to CG. Identified casualty, monitored its progress and updated CG when it managed to reach harbour. MCA/HMCG No Yes 29219
32323 21/09/2019 NCI Porthcawl Police attended he NCI Station to request visual search for missing vulnerable MoP. No sighting obtained and CG updated. nfa Police No Yes n/n
32225 21/09/2019 NCI Fleetwood Reported concern over an inflatable to CG. Updated its position to LB. Monitored and updated as it returned to harbour. NCI Yes Yes 29307
32248 21/09/2019 NCI Exmouth Reported capsized PWC to CG. Monitored and updated when he managed to regain his ski. nfa NCI No Yes 29244
32251 21/09/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Relayed report of vehicle stuck in sand on a rising tide to CG. CRT and a private 4x4 attended and towed it clear in time. NCI No Yes 29270
32318 21/09/2019 NCI Gosport Oveheard disabled yacht reporting to CG. Casualty observed and monitored for CG until she safely made harbour. MCA/HMCG No Yes 29219
32322 20/09/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested visual monitoring of recovery by ILB and CRT of lone swimmer reported in difficulty. Updated when casuaty was brought ashore for casevac to hospital. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 29117
32747 20/09/2019 NCI Charmouth Reported to CG that disabled yacht was visual. Remained on watch to monitor its recovery to harbour by RNLI LB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 29152
32233 20/09/2019 NCI Swanage Reported yacht in difficulty to CG. AWL launched and towed yacht in safely. NCI Yes Yes 29161
32179 19/09/2019 NCI Newhaven Reported grounded yacht with engine failure to CG. Monitored and updated as local boat and LB attended to tow off and into harbour. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 29016
32309 18/09/2019 NCI Folkestone Reported to CG and police an MoP's allegation of seeing possible immigrants. Report suspect. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
32215 17/09/2019 NCI Torbay Relayed CRT paging call to Habourmaster re capsized kayak. Casualty recovered safely by harbour's launch. MCA/HMCG No Yes 28814
32216 17/09/2019 NCI Torbay Informed Harbourmaster of paddle boarders on Shag Rock with rising tide. HM unable to assist. CG informed but nfa NCI No Yes 28847
32155 17/09/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported heath fire to local Rangers. Updated when fire extinguished. NCI No No n/n


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