Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 5108
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.
34920 19/06/2020 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent CG requested visual check on reported capsized FV. Target identified reported and monitored. Updated when Ryde ILB attended to escort it. now upright, safely to shore. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 014541
34924 19/06/2020 NCI Newhaven Reported to CG teenagers tombstoning from harbour wall. CRT directed to incident and advised targets to desist. nfa NCI No Yes 014552
34922 19/06/2020 NCI Calshot Tower Checked and reported to CG after receipt of call from grounded yacht. All contacts monitored but none in danger. ILB launched and found casualty safely aground. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 014570
35732 17/06/2020 NCI Gosport Informed police and CG of teenage group jumping off pier. QHM also notified. NCI No Yes n/n
34908 17/06/2020 NCI Calshot Tower Reported possible SART Alarms to CG. No targets visible. Later a lifejacket was found the water, probably the cause of the transmission. No casualty identified though. NCI No Yes 014349
34903 16/06/2020 NCI Calshot Tower Reported grounded yacht to CG. Assisted by relaying radio traffic to casualty. Updated when LB attended to assist into harbour. NCI Yes Yes 014230
35160 16/06/2020 NCI Gosport Reported to CG that yacht with engine failure was visual. Monitored and updated when she managed to make harbour under sail. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 014227
34890 15/06/2020 NCI Calshot Tower Monitored MV reporting overheated engine. Updated CG as LB towed her in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 014106
34964 14/06/2020 NCI Penzance Reported to CG a kayaker and paddle-boarder apparently in some difficulty. Monitored and CG updated when both made shore safely. NCI No Yes n/n
34944 14/06/2020 NCI Penzance Reported disabled launch to CG. Monitored and updated when local yacht towed it in NCI No Yes 103938
34886 14/06/2020 NCI Calshot Tower Reported capsized kite surfer to CG. Hamble LB attended to land him safely ashore. NCI No Yes 139972
34888 14/06/2020 NCI Newhaven Reported possible paddleboard casualty under cliffs to CG. Monitored and updated CG when target appeared not to need help. nfa NCI No Yes 014004
34872 12/06/2020 NCI Rame Head Liaised with CG to identify yacht with changed name and broken mast. Monitored until she regained port. NCI No Yes 13681
34901 11/06/2020 NCI Torbay CG requested visual monitoring of recovery by two LBs of disabled MV in poor conditions. Updated when the casualty was returned to harbour. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 13578
34906 11/06/2020 NCI Penzance CG requested any sighting of disabled windsurfer reported by MoP. All targets were being monitored and none were in trouble. FAWGI NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
34868 11/06/2020 NCI Boscastle CG requested visual search for missing suicidal female. CRT also paged. No sighting reported and casualty later located by another agency and casevaced. MCA/HMCG No Yes 13622
34875 11/06/2020 NCI Calshot Tower Worked with CG to identify vessel activating false EPIRB transmission. Targets sighted and all safe. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 13602
34897 10/06/2020 NCI Portland Bill Monitored and updated CG on recovery by CRT, helo and ILB of walker fallen from cliff. Police Yes Yes 013352
34899 10/06/2020 NCI Portland Bill Reported visual on drifting semi-disabled yacht to CG. Monitored casualty and updated when LB attended to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 013534
34854 09/06/2020 NCI Shoreham CG requested any sighting of vessel reported by MoP as 'in difficulty'. CRT attended but nothing sighted. NFA FAWGI ? MCA/HMCG No Yes 13444
34839 07/06/2020 NCI Mablethorpe Reported to police and CG parked car with sleeping occupants and child. Police checked MoPs. nfa NCI No Yes 762020
34841 07/06/2020 NCI Mablethorpe CG requested any sighting of missing windsurfer. Target sighted and reported to CG for ILB to attend and sight target coming ashore safely. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 13204
34845 07/06/2020 NCI Porthcawl Reported concern over struggling surfer to CG. Monitored target and CRT also alerted. Updated when potential casualty reached shore safely. NCI No Yes n/a
34846 07/06/2020 NCI Porthcawl Monitored and reported to CG open water swimmers with one in difficulty. Local boat got him onboard safely.before landing him ashore. nfa NCI No Yes 13241
34831 04/06/2020 NCI Calshot Tower Reported to CG a yacht with dinghy attached but no sign of crew. ILB launched and reported crew had been hospitalised earlier. nfa NCI Yes Yes 12890
34851 04/06/2020 NCI Newhaven Co-ordinated with CG,CRT and RNLI in search for missing 'distressed' walker. No sightings made. nfa RNLI Yes Yes 12876
34825 03/06/2020 NCI Exmouth Relayed call from disabled PWC to CG. Updated when it managed to restart and make shore safely. NCI No Yes 12820
35451 02/06/2020 NCI Needles Reported to CG concern over kayaker in strong tide. ILB and local craft searched but no sighting. nfa. NCI Yes Yes 012644
34799 01/06/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested watch on drifting upturned inflatable. Target sighted and monitored and reported but nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 12426
34800 01/06/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested sighting of drifting inflatable white swan. Target sighted and reported until out of sight. MCA/HMCG No Yes 12433
34803 01/06/2020 NCI Bass Point Informed BT of two ships anchored in vicinity of submarine cables. BT would request CG to ask them to move. NCI No Yes n/a
34810 01/06/2020 NCI Newhaven Relayed to police and CG an MoP report of missing person. Police (ref. 101/805) taking action. NCI No Yes n/n
34817 01/06/2020 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested visual search for possibly missing swimmer. LBs and helo also launched. All stood down when lady came ashore safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 12442
34821 01/06/2020 NCI Torbay Reported to CG visual contact on disabled sports boat. Updated when Torquay HM towed it in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 12249
34780 31/05/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported empty inflatable being blown offshore. CRT attended, target momitored until it reached shore. nfa NCI No Yes 12130
34783 31/05/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested visual check on PWC reportedly taking on water. Target identified for a time until NCI Swanage took over monitoring. Casualty towed in by RNLI. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 12156
34788 31/05/2020 NCI Exmouth Reported tiring inflatable crew struggling shorewards to CG. Monitored and updated when they made it to beach. NCI No Yes 12294
34773 30/05/2020 NCI Exmouth Relayed MoP report of two possibly incapable and underequipped males adrift in channel. ILB attended to bring them and gave advice on carrying correct safety gear. NCI Yes Yes 11899
34796 29/05/2020 NCI Penzance CG requested any sighting of kayaker in potential danger. No sighting by NCI or CRT which also attended. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
34765 28/05/2020 NCI Nells Point Opened otherwise closed Station to assist CG CRT in search for missing person. NCI trustee informed. Police Helo and ILB also activated until casualty found safe. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 11551


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