Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 5110
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.
35042 04/07/2020 NCI Torbay CG requested visual search for group of kayaks in poor weather. Area searched visually and with camera, but no sighting to report. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 016986
35077 04/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl Reported concern for kayakers in poor conditions. Updated when local Lifeguards confirmed them as 'competent' and safe. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
35899 04/07/2020 NCI Hornsea Reported disabled PWC to CG. Hornsea Inshore Rescue attended to recover it safely to harbour. NCI No Yes 016999
35037 03/07/2020 NCI Calshot Tower Liaised with local Kite Surfing Board and CG concerning surfer detached from board. Monitored and updated when he was assisted to reached shore safely. NCI No Yes 016890
35094 02/07/2020 NCI Felixstowe CG requested visual monitoring of disabled yacht. Updated when ILB towed her in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 016773
35030 02/07/2020 NCI Newhaven Reported capsized dinghy to CG. Local vessel and LB attended and casualties safely recovered. NCI Yes Yes 016775
35034 02/07/2020 NCI Nells Point CG requested visual check on two paddleboarders said by an MoP to be in danger. Targets sighted but did not appear to be in trouble. FAWGI nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 016795
35066 02/07/2020 NCI Felixstowe Reported grounded yacht to CG. Target left safely aground awaiting rising tide. NCI No Yes 016552
35467 01/07/2020 NCI Needles Reported to CG that grounded yacht was visual. Monitored and updated when ALB attended to recover people in water and tow casualty in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 016653
35024 01/07/2020 NCI Charmouth Reported concern to CG of family in possible tidal trapping. Updated when they made it to safety on breakwater. nfa NCI No Yes 01667
35020 30/06/2020 NCI Calshot Tower Reported to CG PanPan call from vessel 'lost in fog'. AWLB and warship also involved. No sighting before Station closed. NCI Yes Yes 016564
35735 30/06/2020 NCI Gosport Involved with CG, RNLI and other assets in locating leisure craft lost in fog. Search ongoing when NCI Station closed. NCI Yes Yes 016564
35011 29/06/2020 NCI Charmouth CG requested visual search for kayak reportedly missing. ILB attended. No sighting made. CG reported it as a 'false alarm'. FAWGI? MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 016465
34995 28/06/2020 NCI Exmouth CG requested observaion on drifting RIB. Target identified and updated when it reached shore safely. MCA/HMCG No Yes 016355
34997 28/06/2020 NCI Charmouth Reported kitesurfer in possible difficulty to CG. Monitored and updated when he reached shore safely. NCI No Yes 016333
34996 28/06/2020 NCI Calshot Tower Informed CG that Mayday call re kite surfers in trouble was visual. Local patrol brought both casualties to shore for casevac to hospital. MCA/HMCG No Yes 34998
34998 28/06/2020 NCI Calshot Tower Reported to CG yacht having trouble towing a RIB. Monitored and updated when it managed to enter river safely. NCI No Yes 016366
35005 28/06/2020 NCI Bass Point In contact with CG concerning disabled vessel in proximity to submarine cables. NCI No Yes n/n
35093 27/06/2020 NCI Stepper Point Reported visual on paddle boarder separated from board to CG. ILB, Harbour Patrol and helo attended. Updated when she managed to swim ashore. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 016168
34992 27/06/2020 NCI Porthcawl CG requested visual check on RIB reported by MoP as being 'in trouble' in poor weather.. Target identified as a 'rescue RIB' and monitored until it got to shore safely. MCA/HMCG No Yes 16167
35007 26/06/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested lookout for missing speedboat. No sighting before Station closed. Boat later found in Poole Harbour. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 015931
34986 26/06/2020 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Identified and informed CG that MV reported as missing was operating safely. Alert cancelled. MCA/HMCG No Yes 015981
35465 25/06/2020 NCI Needles CG requested visual check for vessel with engine loss. CG updated when she passed Needles Light. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 015642
34982 25/06/2020 NCI Porthcawl Reported to CG lone swimmer in difficulty in tidal current. Target monitored, position confirmed and passed to ILB. Potential casualty returned safely to shore. NCI Yes Yes 154753
34965 24/06/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested monitoring of struggling kayaker. Target identified and position passed. Updated when ILB brought him safely ashore. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 015473
34972 24/06/2020 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Relayed parental report of children onboard inflatable being blown offshore to CG. Updated when local FV towed them in. NCI No Yes 05504
34978 24/06/2020 NCI Newhaven Identified swimmers in difficulty to CG. Updated when targets (part of a large 'party') were helped ashore by locals. CRT, LB and helo attended. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 015462
35464 24/06/2020 NCI Needles Relayed to CG MoP report of man with vodka on cliff edge. No sighting. Man later confirmed safe. NCI No Yes 015314
34966 23/06/2020 NCI Newhaven Reported disabled jetski to CG. Updated when local swimmers recovered it to shore. NCI No Yes 015170
34976 23/06/2020 NCI Lyme Bay Reported to CG capsized kayaker unable to reboard. Monitored and updated CG when occupant swam ashore and second kayaker recovered craft. NCI No Yes 150137
34989 23/06/2020 NCI Hornsea Relayed to CG MoP report of unexploded ordinance on public beach. CG will contact bomb disposal unit. NCI No Yes 15163
34950 23/06/2020 NCI Worms Head Reported four MoPs trying to cross flooded causeway to CG. CRT and ILB deployed and potential casualties safely brought to mainland. NCI Yes Yes 015205
34953 23/06/2020 NCI Rame Head CG requested any sighting of yacht with missing rudder. When target sighted CG informed that another vessel was assisting so NFA. MCA/HMCG No Yes 015206
34956 23/06/2020 NCI Calshot Tower Provided CG with position of MB with engine failure. Updated when other craft assisted with tow. MCA/HMCG No Yes 015152
34947 22/06/2020 NCI Newhaven CG requested visual check on small MB reported broken down. All contacts in sight checked and possible casualty identified. LB attended to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 15064
34939 21/06/2020 NCI Porthcawl Reported to CG concern over swimmers in possible difficulty. Monitored and updated as ILB attended (though targets refused help) and they reached shore safely. NCI Yes Yes 14938
34933 21/06/2020 NCI Newhaven Together with NCI Shoreham received Pan Pan call from partially disabled yacht. Target identified and situation monitored by both Stations and CG updated. MCA/HMCG No Yes 14822
35462 21/06/2020 NCI Needles Reported to CG concern over vessel making no progress in strong tide and increasing sea state. CRT attended Station and target monitored until adjudged safe.. NCI No Yes 014908
34927 20/06/2020 NCI Worms Head Reported MoP possibly tidebound on island to CG. ILB attended and reported him as staying on the Worm overnight. NFA NCI Yes Yes 14697
34929 20/06/2020 NCI Porthcawl Carried out visual and camera search for CG after report of MoP on sandbank. No sightings made. CRT also attended. FAWGI MCA/HMCG No Yes 14688


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