Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 5188
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.
35189 17/07/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested any sighting of reportedly capsized vessel. LB attended and area searched but no sighting. FAWGI ? MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 18977
35190 16/07/2020 NCI Teignmouth Reported youths 'tombstoning' to CG. Lifeguards attended. No injuries assets stood down. NCI Yes Yes 018747
35172 16/07/2020 NCI St Ives Relayed to CG MoP report of drifting vessel. Outcome unknown at present. NCI No Yes 018716
35175 16/07/2020 NCI Cromer First Aid trained watchkeeper attended injured lady close by. Her husband took her to hospital. NCI No Yes n/n
35184 16/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl Carried out camera search for suicidal MoP for CG. ILB, CRT and police involved. Latter found the target. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 018717
35241 14/07/2020 NCI Nare Point Reported capsized kayak to CG. Monitored and updated when local craft assisted to bring ashore. ILB also attended. NCI Yes Yes n/k
35155 14/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl Reported to CG that fallen elderly MoP was visual and area on camera. CRT and ambulance attended to casevac casualty. MCA/HMCG No Yes 18512
35137 13/07/2020 NCI Exmouth Police requested any camera footage of recent local fire. Unfortunately camera does not record. nfa Police No Yes n/n
35473 13/07/2020 NCI Needles CG requested any sighting of vessel hitting rock. Updated CG when it was seen being escorted in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 018335
35144 13/07/2020 NCI Newhaven Co-operated with CG, CRT and LB in search for possible body on beach after clothes found on clifftop. Individual found safe and well. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 018369
35147 13/07/2020 NCI Cromer Provided first aid kit to MoP after a fall on the slipway causing minor injuries. Casevav not required. NCI No Yes n/n
35279 13/07/2020 NCI Felixstowe Notified CG of rescue by MoP of child struggling in the water. Police also informed. NCI Yes Yes 020152
35158 13/07/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested any sighting of paddle boarder reportedly 'in difficulty'. Search carried out but no casualty sighted. nfa FAWGI? MCA/HMCG No Yes 018314
35232 13/07/2020 NCI Nare Point Provided sanctuary for distressed lady and dog having been charged by cattle. NCI No Yes n/n
35134 12/07/2020 NCI Teignmouth Relayed call from disabled vessel to CG. Updated when second call reported engine had restarted. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
35153 12/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl CG requested camera scan of local dunes to view large gathering of youths. Scan identified targets but not a major issue, nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 18201
35154 12/07/2020 NCI Wooltack Point In contact with CG concerning drifting inflatable. Local boat towed it in. No casualties. nfa NCI No Yes 018096
35159 12/07/2020 NCI Cromer Called ambulance and CG after MoP fell on slipway. CFT and Air Ambulance attended to casevac. NCI No Yes n/n
35123 12/07/2020 NCI Felixstowe Reported to CG that disabled yacht was visual. Monitored target with camera and updated when it managed to make harbour NCI No Yes 018190
35127 12/07/2020 NCI Exmouth Reported to beach lifeguards two swimmers caught in fast outgoing tide. Lifeguard PWC recovered them safely to shore. NCI No No n/n
35128 12/07/2020 NCI Exmouth Reported to beach lifeguards three men in small inflatable being carried out on tide and signalling for help. Local RIB assisted in recovery. NCI No Yes n/n
35472 11/07/2020 NCI Needles Provided correct position of disabled ML to CG. Monitored and updated when engine restarted. MCA/HMCG No Yes 017887
35109 11/07/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head In contact with CG over received MoB Alert. No sighting. CG assessed it as a test alert. nfa NCI No Yes 017874
35110 11/07/2020 NCI Felixstowe Reported grounded yacht to CG. LB attended and casualty left to refloat on rising tide. nfa NCI Yes Yes 017849
35114 11/07/2020 NCI Calshot Tower Informed CG that disabled motor launch was visual. Monitored and updated when Hamble LB towed it in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 017895
35120 11/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl Reported concern over family of four cut off by river and in danger of tidal flood to CG. Monitored and updated when family managed to wade back across. NCI No Yes n/n
35141 10/07/2020 NCI Rhoscolyn CG requested visual search for disabled PWC. Target sighted and position reported for ILB to tow it in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 017723
35105 10/07/2020 NCI Newhaven Monitored and updated CG on recovery of capsized catamaran by LB and safe arrival onshore of crew. CRT also attended. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 017742
35117 10/07/2020 NCI Charlestown Reported fishers in danger of tidal rise to CG. Potential casualties assisted ashore by swimmers. NCI No Yes 01778
35116 10/07/2020 NCI Charlestown Relayed MoP report of disabled launch to CG. AWLB deployed to tow casualty back to harbour. NCI Yes Yes 017136
35103 09/07/2020 NCI Nells Point Reported youths 'tombstoning' in restricted harbour area to CG , police and harbour authority. Latter both attended to caution and remove youths. NCI No Yes 17675
35084 08/07/2020 NCI Prawle Point CG requested visual monitoring of yacht reporting 'in difficulty'. Target sighted and updated when it safely made harbour. MCA/HMCG No Yes 01744
35091 08/07/2020 NCI Exmouth Reported youths tombstoning to Harbourmaster. Targets advised and dispersed. NCI No No n/n
35072 07/07/2020 NCI Exmouth Reported grounded yacht to CG. Lifeguard jetski attended. Updated when it refloated on tide. NCI No Yes 017266
35098 06/07/2020 NCI St Alban's Head Reports to CG that disabled motor cruiser is visual. Updated when local Range Boat escorts her into port. LB was on standby. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 17307
35099 06/07/2020 NCI St Alban's Head Provided CG with accurate position of disabled power boat and local traffic for LB to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 17307
35107 06/07/2020 NCI Cromer Reported dog injured in cliff fall to CG. CRT, local vet. and RSPCA attended. Dog evacuated with two broken legs.. NCI No Yes n/n
35054 05/07/2020 NCI Prawle Point Provided accurate position of disabled RIB for AWLB to attend and escort to shore. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 17115
35065 05/07/2020 NCI Cromer Reported overdue divers to CG. Monitored area and sighted targets. CRT attended and casualties helped ashore by colleagues. NCI No Yes 017164
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


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