Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 4675
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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.
31373 25/07/2019 NCI Bass Point Co-ordinated with CG over yacht manoeuvring erratically. Ultimately she was found to be safe and operating in a way consistent with her skipper's usual practice. nfa NCI No Yes 20900
32210 25/07/2019 NCI Hornsea Reported to CG possible bomb found by MoP on beach. CRT attended and item removed. NCI No Yes 20879
31360 23/07/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Monitored and updated CG on accurate position and recovery of disabled MC by local craft. MCA/HMCG No Yes 020156
31387 23/07/2019 NCI Newhaven Informed CG that disabled speedboat was visual. Monitored and updated when local craft towed it in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 020264
31343 23/07/2019 NCI Hornsea Reported possible beached ordnance to CG. CRT attended and object found to be empty casing. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
31350 23/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested observation of small inflatable reportedly drifting seawards. Sighting confirmed with it being towed back in safely. ILB launched and recalled. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 20225
31351 23/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested any info on MoPs reported 'cut off by tide'. No sighting. CRT attended and recovered one person who had fallen onto beach. Casualty moved to hospital by relatives. MCA/HMCG No Yes 20286
31354 23/07/2019 NCI Caister Reported to CG two kayakers, one deflating, in main channel. Volunteer ILB attended to recover them safely to shore. NCI No Yes 20201
31359 22/07/2019 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested visual monitoring of disabled PWC. Updated as local RIB returned it to its 'mothership' for safe recovery. MCA/HMCG No Yes 020035
31322 22/07/2019 NCI Mundesley Reported drifting unmanned inflatable to CG. Monitored and updated when Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) recovered it. NCI No Yes n/n
31336 22/07/2019 NCI Fleetwood Sighted and reported to CG MoPs and dogs at risk from tide rise. Updated when they reached safety. CRT also attended. NCI No Yes 019981
31298 21/07/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Involved with CG to identify vessel transmitting Mayday Relay. LB also in search, but without result. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 19806
31319 21/07/2019 NCI Nells Point Reported to CG five MoP on Sully Island cut off by tide. ILB launched to bring them safely to mainland, CRT attended to give safety 'advice'. NCI Yes Yes 019904
31323 21/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported to CG swimmer,issued with safety gear by NCI, caught in strong tidal current. Monitored and updated when he managed to reach shore. Lifeguards attended. NCI Yes Yes 19887
31342 21/07/2019 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Relayed MoP report of swimmer in trouble to CG. ILB, already at sea, carried out search but nothing found. FAWGI? NCI Yes Yes 019895
31272 17/07/2019 NCI Teignmouth Reported fishing charter boat aground to CG. Monitored and updated when LB attended to tow off and land crew. NCI Yes Yes 019353
31269 17/07/2019 NCI Boscastle Reported disabled inflatable dinghy to CG. Monitored and updated when crew managed to restart their outboard engine. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
31257 17/07/2019 NCI Folkestone Monitored for CG LB attendance to investigate swimmers reportedly 'in difficulty'. All safe. FAWGI Police Yes Yes n/n
31271 16/07/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported to CG that grounded yacht was in sight. Monitored and updated when some crew were taken ashore and craft refloated on tide. MCA/HMCG No Yes 019241
31273 16/07/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Monitored and updated CG on MB with rope around prop and taking in water. LB given directions and crew taken ashore. Recovery awaiting tide rise. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 019248
31242 16/07/2019 NCI Gwennap Head Reported FV on fire to CG. Monitored and updated as local FV and 2 LBs attended to rescue two crew. FV sank. NCI Yes Yes N/K
31244 16/07/2019 NCI Prawle Point Informed CG that disabled MB was visual at 2 miles. Updated when LB towed her in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 19269
31223 15/07/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Advised CG of paddle boarder in possible trouble a long way offshore. Updated when he returned safely. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
31236 15/07/2019 NCI Teignmouth Reported to CG two MoP in danger on rock face in rising tide. CRT and LB deployed. Casualties safely recovered. Units stood down. NCI Yes Yes 019098
31815 14/07/2019 NCI Needles CG requested any sighting of drifting RIB. Not visual, updated when ALB towed it in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 18923
31201 14/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported to CG two MoPs in drifting dinghy caught in tidal rip. ILB attended and brought them safely to shore. NCI Yes Yes 18884
31199 14/07/2019 NCI Torbay CG requested visual check on 4 swimmers reportedly 'in danger'. Targets sighted but not in danger. FAWGI MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 018962
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
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
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
31437 13/07/2019 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Reported to CG PWC creating potential harm to beach users. NCI No Yes 018754
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
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
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
31437 13/07/2019 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Reported PWC operating dangerously close to beach to CG. NCI No Yes 18754


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