Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 4733
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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.
31441 30/07/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Monitord and updated CG on recovery of downed windsurfer by LB. NCI Yes Yes 21719
30718 29/07/2019 NCI Portscatho Co-ordinated with CG and LB to recover two kayakers in distress. NCI Yes Yes n/k
31436 29/07/2019 NCI Nells Point Reported concern over lone swimmer to CG. Pilot Boat investigated but swimmer declined assistance. fawgi NCI No Yes n/a
31485 29/07/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Provided accurate position of groundedyacht for LB to attend to tow off and escort in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 021506
31400 29/07/2019 NCI Prawle Point Advised yacht caught on crab pot to call CG. Monitored and updated when AWLB assisted to release from pot's gear. NCI Yes Yes n/n
31419 29/07/2019 NCI Swanage Relayed report from pilot gig of disabled speedboat to CG. ILB attended to tow in. NCI Yes Yes n/n
31426 29/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl Assisted CG and CRT in search for child reportsd missing. No sighting visually or by camera. Stood down when child found close to home. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 21503
31484 28/07/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported downed kite surfers to CG. One made shore, other picked up by ILB. NCI Yes Yes 021383
31388 28/07/2019 NCI Fleetwood Reported to CG motor launch aground. Monitored and updated when it managed to get afloat and return to harbour. CRT stood down. NCI No Yes 021285
31391 28/07/2019 NCI Worms Head Advised CG that a number of MoPs were likely to be tidebound on island. Monitored and updated CG and ILB until they managed to cross to mainland. NCI Yes Yes 021287
31425 28/07/2019 NCI Newhaven Reported disabled speedboat to CG. LB attended to tow in safely with 6 MoP. NCI Yes Yes 21316
31430 28/07/2019 NCI Newhaven CG requested any visual on windsurfer reportedly 'in trouble'. Scan showed three surfers with none in trouble. nfa FAWGI MCA/HMCG No Yes 21334
31898 27/07/2019 NCI Gosport Reported SART/EPIRB alert to CG. Updated when location of possible error transmission identified. nfa NCI No Yes 21171
31379 27/07/2019 NCI Worms Head Reported to CG MoPs cut off by tide. Monitored and updated when seen to be safe. MoPs informed CG that they would rmain until the tide turned. nfa NCI No Yes 021121
31816 27/07/2019 NCI Needles CG requested any sighting of two missing kayakers. Not visual. Updated when ALB towed them in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 21202
31378 26/07/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported speed boat waving 'distress' to CG. Monitored and updated as passing vessel towed it in. nfa NCI No Yes 21031
31418 26/07/2019 NCI Folkestone Reported unmanned drifting inflatable ring to CG. Monitored and updated until it drifted out of sight. NCI No Yes n/n
31371 25/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl Confirmed to CG that due to monitoring the swimmers reported 'in difficulty' were in fact an organised event. ILB attended and confirmed all safe. FAWGI MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 20858
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


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