Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 4671
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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.
30567 15/06/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported to CG that paddleboarders reportedly 'in difficulty' were visual and appeared OK. ILB launched and stood down. FAWGI MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 15025
30568 15/06/2019 NCI Nells Point Reported to CG four swimmers in difficulty in strong tide. ILB launched to recover two of them, the other two made it to shore. AWLB launched but not required. NCI Yes Yes 015010
30561 14/06/2019 NCI Bass Point Reported an apparently abandoned car to CG and police. Updated after occupants were located and door had been left open by mistake. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
30676 14/06/2019 NCI Torbay Co-ordinated with Falmouth and Solent CG to recover disabled trawler by Torquay Harbourmaster. MCA/HMCG No Yes 014889
30533 13/06/2019 NCI Rame Head CG requested information on suspected unexploded ordnance near NCI Station. Photo emailed to CG and RN EOD team attended to dispose of manoverboard marker. MCA/HMCG No Yes 014749
30542 13/06/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested any visual on kitesurfer reported 'a long way out'. Sighting confirmed he was returning to shore. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
30482 12/06/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported to CG that grounded yacht was in sight. Updated CG when Hamble LB towed her off and escorted her in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 014641
30556 12/06/2019 NCI Portland Bill CG requested monitoring of disabled yacht near Portland Race. Updated when local craft and LB assisted to tow in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/k
31059 11/06/2019 NCI St Agnes Head Provided heavy weather and strong tide information to CG for ILB and helo to assist surfer ashore caught in rip tide. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 014580
30433 10/06/2019 NCI Prawle Point Reported unusual action by fast moving RIB to CG. NCI No Yes n/n
30457 10/06/2019 NCI Folkestone Advised CG of investigation of possible domestic dispute reported by MoP, although nothing was found at the site NCI No Yes n/n
30424 09/06/2019 NCI Exmouth Reported downed kite surfer unable to recover to board to CG. Updated when local RIB launched to assist. nfa NCI No Yes 014339
30612 09/06/2019 NCI Gosport Assisted CG and police launch in identifying disabled yacht drifting in main channel, Casualty towed in safely. MCA/HMCG No Yes 014292
30426 09/06/2019 NCI Worms Head Relayed MoP report of unexploded ordnance on beach to CG. CRT attended awaiting military support. NCI No Yes 014334
31198 09/06/2019 NCI Hornsea Relayed MoP report of MoP in cliff fall. CRT and ambulance attended. Casualty managed to regain cliff top unaided. nfa NCI No Yes 14343
30435 09/06/2019 NCI Porthcawl Provided accurate position and updates to CG on recovery of casualty from beach by CRT,Paramedic and ambulance crew. MCA/HMCG No Yes 14391
31844 08/06/2019 NCI Stone Point Monitored and updated CG on yacht with snagged anchor. ILB attended until it managed to get clear. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 14230
30460 08/06/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported to CG that yacht with fouled anchor was visual. Updated after Hamble LB was launched but yacht managed to clear anchor and proceed. NCI No Yes 014230
30534 08/06/2019 NCI Chapel Point Reported position of drifting inflatable and conned LB to target to recover the two occupants. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 142121
30627 07/06/2019 NCI Froward Point Monitored and updated CG on recovery of disabled yacht by Dartmouth ILB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 014128
30389 06/06/2019 NCI Charlestown Co-ordinated with CG and ILB to recover four MoP cut off on rocks by tide. Police Yes Yes 014080
30419 06/06/2019 NCI Shoreham Assisted police involved in retaining suicidal male and reporting incident to CG. Police No Yes 014038
30368 05/06/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported downed kite surfer to CG. ILB launched and, conned to target by NCI, recovered casualty safely. NCI Yes Yes 13952
30369 05/06/2019 NCI Charlestown Reported large flotsam resembling upturned canoe to CG. LB tasked and identified it as large pole. LB also investigated object reported by Aux.CG and found two semi-sunken buoys. nfa NCI Yes Yes 013936
30340 02/06/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported capsized dinghy to CG. ILB attended to rescue one person from water and transfer to sailing club RIB. Second crewman sailed it in. NCI Yes Yes 013587
30346 02/06/2019 NCI Gosport CG requested any sighting of drifting dinghy with two children aboard. No sighting as position reported was obscured by land. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 013611
30383 02/06/2019 NCI Southend Reported kite surfer trapped in Shoeburyness boom to CG. LB attended to bring casualty safely to shore. NCI Yes Yes 013609
30333 01/06/2019 NCI Fleetwood CG requested updates on drifting paddleboarder. ILB attended until potential casualty reached shore. CRT also attended. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 013042
30456 01/06/2019 NCI Folkestone CG requested search for reported injured walker. No sighting from Station so watchkeeper investigated on foot. Casualty airlifted to hospital. MCA/HMCG No Yes 013510
30304 31/05/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested visual search for object seen at sea. Target identified and its drift reported. Local harbourmaster also warned of its possible hazard. MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
30307 31/05/2019 NCI Mablethorpe Operated with CG and other assets (RNLI,police & ambulance) to recover semi-conscious man at waters edge. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 013339
30315 31/05/2019 NCI Whitstable Observed and reported capsized catamaran to CG. LB attended to right it and escort safely back into harbour. NCI Yes Yes 013291
30418 30/05/2019 NCI Shoreham Co-ordinated with CG to recover downed kite surfer and companion. ILB attended but stood down when they reached shore unaided. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 103210
30238 29/05/2019 NCI Hornsea Reported to CG circumstances concerning apparently lost boy brought to Station by MoP. Reunited with family. nfa FAWGI. NCI No Yes n/n
30294 28/05/2019 NCI Exmouth Reported to CG Exmouth Water Taxi concern over yacht in poor condition proceeding to sea. Updated after brief return it left eastward. nfa NCI No Yes 013015
30296 28/05/2019 NCI Caister CG requested any visual on dog in difficulty in sea. Able to confirm that dog was now safe ashore. ILB stood down. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 13024
30232 28/05/2019 NCI Mundesley Reported paraglider in collision with pole to Council and CG. Glider uninjured. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
30221 27/05/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported to CG visual contact on disabled MB. Updated CG on lack of local support and when ILB successfully towed her in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 012953
30233 27/05/2019 NCI Bass Point Confirmed to CG that disabled FV was in sight. Updated when adjacent FV assisted her in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 12952
30209 26/05/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported disabled PWC to CG. Updated when local Zapcat towed it in. nfa NCI No Yes 12774


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