Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 4917
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.
35372 02/08/2020 NCI Nells Point Reported three MoPs tidebound on Sully Island to CG. Monitored and updated when ILB transferred them safely to the mainland. NCI Yes Yes 022295
35373 02/08/2020 NCI Porthdinllaen Reported injured walker to CG. CRT and ambulance attended to remove to hospital. NCI No Yes 02203
35376 02/08/2020 NCI Worms Head Reported three MoPs tidebound on outer Head. ILB and CRT attended to recover safely to mainland. NCI Yes Yes 022306
35377 02/08/2020 NCI Chapel Point Reported downed windsurfer to CG attempting to recover his kite. ILB and CRT tasked. Monitored and updated when he managed to reach shore. NCI Yes Yes 022215
35394 02/08/2020 NCI Fleetwood Monitored and updated CG on recovery of drifting canoe by ILB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 22256
35353 01/08/2020 NCI Nells Point Passed details of windsurfers with lost board to CG. Updated when ILB launched to recover the rig. NCI Yes Yes n/n
35354 01/08/2020 NCI Newhaven Reported to CG that disabled yacht was visual. Updated when she was towed in by LB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 021936
35369 01/08/2020 NCI Stone Point Reported possibly disabled yacht to CG. LB attended to sort out sail damage and tow in. NCI Yes Yes 021942
35347 01/08/2020 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested search for swimmer thought to be in trouble. No sighting. Updated when target back on land. MCA/HMCG No Yes 021939
35351 01/08/2020 NCI Nells Point Confirmed to CG that swimmers reportedly 'in difficulty' were being recovered by paddleboarders. ILB attended. FAWGI MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 021959
35347 01/08/2020 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested visual search for person reported 'in water'. No sighting. Incident closed when target back on land. MCA/HMCG No Yes 021939
35351 01/08/2020 NCI Nells Point CG requested visual search for swimmers reported 'in trouble'. Targets identified. Updated when they were recovered by paddleboarders. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 021959
35341 31/07/2020 NCI Nells Point Reported underdressed swimmers in difficulty to CG. ILB attended until they were in safer water. NCI Yes Yes 021772
35341 31/07/2020 NCI Nells Point Informed CG of swimmers in possible difficulty in strong current. ILB attended until they managed to reach safer water. NCI Yes Yes 021772
35346 31/07/2020 NCI Newhaven CG requested visual search for missing swimmer. No sighting. Target found safe ashore. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 021622
35348 31/07/2020 NCI Newhaven Liaised with police searching for missing child. Reported to CG that child had been found safe. LB had also attended. nfa Police Yes Yes 021792
35348 31/07/2020 NCI Newhaven Assisted police in search for missing child. No sighting. Informed CG and police that child had been found. nfa Police Yes Yes 021792
35326 30/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl Assisted harbourmaster by reporting disabled cabin cruiser to CG. ILB attended to return it to marina. NCI Yes Yes 021331
35327 30/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl Reported to CG MoPs about to be tidebound. ILB attended and reported them as safe. NCI Yes Yes 021332
35328 30/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl CG requested visual search for missing child. CRT attended and child found safe ashore. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 021392
35329 30/07/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head Requested ambulance assistance for injured intoxicated lady with husband. Casualty removed to hospital. NCI No Yes 021280
35339 29/07/2020 NCI Boscastle Acted as relay between CRT and CG during recovery of injured MoP by air ambulance. MCA/HMCG No Yes 021113
35350 29/07/2020 NCI Penzance Identified vessel reported in trouble by MoP. Identified target and monitored while LB attended to tow in. NCI Yes Yes 021150
35315 29/07/2020 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested visual check for missing kayakers. Reported targets now safely ashore. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 021101
35318 29/07/2020 NCI Fleetwood Reported to CG walkers and dog in potential danger from tide. Monitored and updated when they managed to wade waist deep back to shore. ILB attended. NCI Yes Yes 021154
35350 29/07/2020 NCI Penzance MoP reported disabled yacht in danger of beaching. Target identified and monitored until she was towed in by LB. NCI Yes Yes 021150
35304 28/07/2020 NCI Nare Point Reported drifting unmanned dinghy to CG and local craft in vicinity. Monitored and updated when it was recovered to shore by local boat. NCI No Yes 020917
35308 28/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl CG requested visual sweep of area for two inflatables reported by MoP as drifting. Visual and camera sweep had no sighting other than possibly mistaken objects. FAWGI? MCA/HMCG No Yes 020949
35325 28/07/2020 NCI Shoreham CG requested visual search for lilo reported as drifting to sea. Target spotted and reported when it blew ashore. MCA/HMCG No Yes 020930
35296 27/07/2020 NCI Exmouth Beach Lifeguards requested visual search for missing kite surfer. No sighting made. RNLI Yes Yes n/n
35284 26/07/2020 NCI Prawle Point Confirmed to CG visual on capsized chartered RIB, Monitored and updated when ILB recovered it safely to shore. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 020669
35295 26/07/2020 NCI Exmouth In contact with CG and Beach Lifeguards over capsized inflatable. Monitored until Lifeguard PWC recovered it without any casualty. NCI No Yes 020666
35313 26/07/2020 NCI Rhoscolyn CG requested any sighting of kayakers reportedly 'in difficulty'. ILB tasked to position provided by NCI. All three safe ashore. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 02615
35324 26/07/2020 NCI Holehaven Reported to CG youths releasing tender to drift. Owner and others managed to retrieve it. NCI No Yes n/n
35280 25/07/2020 NCI Felixstowe Reported coloured object floating out to CG. Local patrol LB investigated and found half-inflated balloons. nfa NCI No Yes 020508
35277 25/07/2020 NCI Calshot Tower Reported kite surfer in difficulty to CG. Monitored and updated when Southampton Patrol recovered casualty and board safely. NCI No Yes 020448
35273 24/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl Monitored and updated CG on recovery of medically unwell youth on beach by CRT and ambulance team. NCI Yes Yes 020368
35270 23/07/2020 NCI Charmouth Sighted and monitored solo swimmer in possible trouble in strong current. Informed CG and updated when target managed to get back ashore. NCI No Yes 020131
35266 23/07/2020 NCI Mablethorpe CG used NCI Station camera to try and locate missing person. Incident suspended at nightfall. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 020223
35233 22/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl RNLI Lifeguards asked for monitoring of kayak in possible trouble. Target identified and updated when it made it safely to shore. NCI Yes Yes 019980


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