Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 4811
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.
31882 28/08/2019 NCI Worms Head Reported to CG that yacht 'in trouble' was in sight. LB attended to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 26352
31901 27/08/2019 NCI Gosport Reported disabled cabin cruiser in harbour mouth to CG and QHM. Updated when adjacent yacht assisted with tow in. nfa NCI No Yes 26144
32170 27/08/2019 NCI Nare Point Reported drifting log to CG who said to inform Council. Updated when kayaker pulled it onto rocks, though would refloat on next tide. NT advised but no action taken and it refloated as a hazard. NCI No Yes n/n
32290 26/08/2019 NCI Aberystwyth CG requested visual check on dory reportedly 'in trouble'. Target sighted and CG informed it was not in difficulty. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
31905 26/08/2019 NCI Mablethorpe Reported to CG and police suspect ordnance handed in by MoP. Police attended, identified it as spent weapon and removed it for disposal. NCI No Yes n/n
31866 26/08/2019 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested visual on MB with jammed rudder. Updated when Hamble LB assisted it in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 25963
31867 26/08/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported to CG that disabled MB was visual. Updated when Mudeford Ferry towed it in. NCI No Yes 25930
31884 25/08/2019 NCI Teignmouth Relayed disabled speedboat report to CG. Updated when passing RIB towed it in. NCI No Yes 25611
31857 25/08/2019 NCI Exmouth Relayed MoP report to CG of speed boat operating too close to swimmers. Lifeguards tasked to investigate. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
31864 25/08/2019 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Alerted CG to swimmer in difficulty. Updated when other swimmers assisted him to shore. NCI No Yes 25693
31868 25/08/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported abandoned clothing on beach to CG and Police. All attended and ILB carried out shoreline search. No result. nfa NCI Yes Yes 25544
31869 25/08/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported struggling kayak with three onboard to CG. Lifeguards brought them safely ashore. nfa NCI No Yes n/a
31832 24/08/2019 NCI Fleetwood REported to CG a number of MoPs in danger of becoming tidebound. Lifeguards and CRT attended until all were safe ashore. NCI No Yes 25374
31834 24/08/2019 NCI Lyme Bay Reported to CG and police a motor boat at excessive speed near swimmers. NCI No Yes n/n
32209 24/08/2019 NCI Hornsea Reported to CG and co-operated with CRT to find possible ordinance found by MoP. Object not found. nfa NCI No Yes 25453
31800 23/08/2019 NCI Skegness Relayed MoP's report of missing, slightly disabled child to CG and police. Updated when child found safe and well. NCI No Yes 29739
32124 22/08/2019 NCI Shoreham Reported kite surfer in difficulty to CG. Monitored him and updated when he managed to reach shore unaided. NCI No Yes 25068
31806 22/08/2019 NCI Nells Point CG requested any visual on kayaker reported 'in difficulty. Target sighted and monitored. AWLB tasked but kayaker declined assistance. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 25171
31819 22/08/2019 NCI Needles CG requested visual monitoring of MB with reported engine fire. Position provided and updated when AWLB towed it in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
31780 21/08/2019 NCI Felixstowe Reported grounded yacht in no danger to CG. Yacht awaiting rising tide. NCI No Yes 24854
31944 21/08/2019 NCI Lyme Bay Reported to CG a mother's report of missing boy. Updated when child was found. nfa NCI No Yes 24894
31794 21/08/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Liaised with CG in providing correct info on recovery of RNLI Dummy by FV. NCI Yes Yes n/n
31795 21/08/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Monitored and updated Mayday call from disabled RIB. Casualty towed in by passing vessel. NCI No Yes 34886
31770 20/08/2019 NCI Exmouth Monitored and updated CG on recovery by Exmouth Water Taxi of disabled motor cruiser. NCI No Yes 24782
31818 20/08/2019 NCI Needles CG requested visual updates on disabled MB at anchor. Updated when ILB towed it in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/n
31771 20/08/2019 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Reported to CG considerable rope debris collected by NCI and Council. NCI No Yes 24794
31784 18/08/2019 NCI Southend Reported paddle boarder in trouble to CG and of ILB in proximity. Paddle Boarder School took action to recover casualty. nfa NCI Yes Yes 24513
31782 18/08/2019 NCI Southend Reported kite surfer entangled in Shoebury Boom to CG. ILB tasked and directed to casualty by NCI. Csualty safely landed ashore. NCI Yes Yes 24514
32143 18/08/2019 NCI Folkestone Advised CG of powerboat in possible trouble. NFA NCI No Yes n/n
31737 18/08/2019 NCI Mundesley Monitored and updated CG on recovery by lifeguards of three swimmers in trouble. CRT and ILB also attended. NCI Yes Yes 21713
31745 18/08/2019 NCI Exmouth CG requested any sighting of disabled RIB. No sighting. PanPan cancelled when it regained power. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 24466
31746 18/08/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported capsized trimaran to CG. Monitored and updated as a RIB and LB assisted to recover damaged float and tow in safely. NCI Yes Yes 24476
31750 18/08/2019 NCI Felixstowe Assisted CG with PanPan traffic from small pleasure craft. Updated when ILB attended to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 24557
31717 17/08/2019 NCI Nells Point Relayed disabled yacht with seasick crew's radio traffic to CG. Identified casualty for AWLB to attend and escort it in. NCI Yes Yes 24362
31900 17/08/2019 NCI Gosport Reported to CG that disabled vessel was visual. Updated when local craft initiated tow prior to ILB taking it over. nfa NCI Yes Yes 24311
31702 17/08/2019 NCI Shoreham Relayed to CG report of swimmer 'in difficulties'. Not visual from Station. Updated when further report said safely ashore. NCI No Yes 20659
31839 16/08/2019 NCI Stone Point Reported dismasted yacht to CG. Updated when it proceeded safely. NCI Yes Yes 24214
32208 16/08/2019 NCI Hornsea As requested by CG, assisted in search for missing person. Updated when potential casualty found inland. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes Police
31725 16/08/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported dismasted yacht to CG. Race Control informed and RIB sent to investigate. Updated its position and incident closed. NCI No Yes 24214
31686 16/08/2019 NCI Newhaven Informed CG of single-handed yacht in difficulty close inshore. LB tasked and casualty brought in safely. NCI Yes Yes 24229


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