Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 5194
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.
35341 31/07/2020 NCI Nells Point Informed CG of swimmers in possible difficulty in strong current. ILB attended until they managed to reach safer water. NCI Yes Yes 021772
35346 31/07/2020 NCI Newhaven CG requested visual search for missing swimmer. No sighting. Target found safe ashore. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 021622
35348 31/07/2020 NCI Newhaven Liaised with police searching for missing child. Reported to CG that child had been found safe. LB had also attended. nfa Police Yes Yes 021792
35329 30/07/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head Requested ambulance assistance for injured intoxicated lady with husband. Casualty removed to hospital. NCI No Yes 021280
35682 30/07/2020 NCI Folkestone CG requested visual check for motor cruiser reportedly in distress. Area surveyed and nothing untoward sighted. FAWGI MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
35326 30/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl Assisted harbourmaster by reporting disabled cabin cruiser to CG. ILB attended to return it to marina. NCI Yes Yes 021331
35327 30/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl Reported to CG MoPs about to be tidebound. ILB attended and reported them as safe. NCI Yes Yes 021332
35328 30/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl CG requested visual search for missing child. CRT attended and child found safe ashore. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 021392
35339 29/07/2020 NCI Boscastle Acted as relay between CRT and CG during recovery of injured MoP by air ambulance. MCA/HMCG No Yes 021113
35458 29/07/2020 NCI Torbay CG requested any visual on four MoP cut off by tide. Observed and updated when ILB attended to bring them safely ashore. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2119
35556 29/07/2020 NCI Torbay Liaised with police and CRT to trace missing male near cliff edge. Target located on coast path and moved to hospital for assessment. Police Yes Yes n/n
35350 29/07/2020 NCI Penzance MoP reported disabled yacht in danger of beaching. Target identified and monitored until she was towed in by LB. NCI Yes Yes 021150
35315 29/07/2020 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested visual check for missing kayakers. Reported targets now safely ashore. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 021101
35318 29/07/2020 NCI Fleetwood Reported to CG walkers and dog in potential danger from tide. Monitored and updated when they managed to wade waist deep back to shore. ILB attended. NCI Yes Yes 021154
35304 28/07/2020 NCI Nare Point Reported drifting unmanned dinghy to CG and local craft in vicinity. Monitored and updated when it was recovered to shore by local boat. NCI No Yes 020917
35308 28/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl CG requested visual sweep of area for two inflatables reported by MoP as drifting. Visual and camera sweep had no sighting other than possibly mistaken objects. FAWGI? MCA/HMCG No Yes 020949
35325 28/07/2020 NCI Shoreham CG requested visual search for lilo reported as drifting to sea. Target spotted and reported when it blew ashore. MCA/HMCG No Yes 020930
35296 27/07/2020 NCI Exmouth Beach Lifeguards requested visual search for missing kite surfer. No sighting made. RNLI Yes Yes n/n
35550 26/07/2020 NCI Hornsea Reported to CG a young girl being blown out in an inflatable. Shore Rescue ILB launched and casualty returned safely to shore. NCI No Yes 020711
35284 26/07/2020 NCI Prawle Point Confirmed to CG visual on capsized chartered RIB, Monitored and updated when ILB recovered it safely to shore. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 020669
35295 26/07/2020 NCI Exmouth In contact with CG and Beach Lifeguards over capsized inflatable. Monitored until Lifeguard PWC recovered it without any casualty. NCI No Yes 020666
35313 26/07/2020 NCI Rhoscolyn CG requested any sighting of kayakers reportedly 'in difficulty'. ILB tasked to position provided by NCI. All three safe ashore. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 02615
35324 26/07/2020 NCI Holehaven Reported to CG youths releasing tender to drift. Owner and others managed to retrieve it. NCI No Yes n/n
35280 25/07/2020 NCI Felixstowe Reported coloured object floating out to CG. Local patrol LB investigated and found half-inflated balloons. nfa NCI No Yes 020508
35277 25/07/2020 NCI Calshot Tower Reported kite surfer in difficulty to CG. Monitored and updated when Southampton Patrol recovered casualty and board safely. NCI No Yes 020448
35273 24/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl Monitored and updated CG on recovery of medically unwell youth on beach by CRT and ambulance team. NCI Yes Yes 020368
35266 23/07/2020 NCI Mablethorpe CG used NCI Station camera to try and locate missing person. Incident suspended at nightfall. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 020223
35270 23/07/2020 NCI Charmouth Sighted and monitored solo swimmer in possible trouble in strong current. Informed CG and updated when target managed to get back ashore. NCI No Yes 020131
35233 22/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl RNLI Lifeguards asked for monitoring of kayak in possible trouble. Target identified and updated when it made it safely to shore. NCI Yes Yes 019980
35234 22/07/2020 NCI Rame Head MoP reported fainting lady close by. CG informed and paramedic attended. Lady recovered sufficiently to leave site. NCI No Yes 019938
35236 22/07/2020 NCI Nells Point Reported to CG three persons cut off by tide on Barry Island. ILB attended to bring them safely to mainland. NCI Yes Yes 20002
35244 22/07/2020 NCI Prawle Point CG requested any sighting of disabled ski-boat. Target sighted and updated when ILB recovered it safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 019925
35222 21/07/2020 NCI Mablethorpe Relayed MoP report to police of children setting fire to undergrowth. PSO attended but nothing found. nfa NCI No No n/n
35226 21/07/2020 NCI Nare Point Reported to CG that disabled motor cruiser was visual. Monitored and updated when a local craft and AWLB assisted her in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 012719
35229 21/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl Contacted CG to assist in finding missing child. Area swept visually and by camera but no sighting. CG later reported target found safe and well. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 019771
35231 21/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl CG requested any sighting of MoPs reported tidebound. ILB launched and confirmed targets were climbers about to ascend. nfa FAWGI MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/n
35257 21/07/2020 NCI Exmouth Informed RNLI Lifeguards of two unmanned drifting inflatables. Targets retrieved by RNLI PWC. NCI Yes Yes n/n
35258 21/07/2020 NCI Exmouth Informed Lifeguards of bathers in Red Flag zone. Patrol attended and targets left water. NCI Yes Yes n/n
35213 20/07/2020 NCI Worms Head Co-ordinated with CG, CRT and RNLI to recover a number of MoP from island in rising tide. NCI Yes Yes 019578
35218 20/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl Reported to CG a number of people cut off by tide. RNLI and CRT attended. Updated when they managed to scramble ashore. LBs checked area before standing down. NCI Yes Yes 019595


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