Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 5110
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.
10167 08/08/2010 NCI Polruan In contact with MRCC to locate disabled MC. Casualty located and towed in by LB on exercise. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
10166 07/08/2010 NCI Polruan Assisted in locating kayak reported missing and its safe arrival in port. NFA NCI No Yes 3237
10165 07/08/2010 NCI Worms Head Reported six MoPs about to be cut off by tide. CGs attended. LBs paged. MoPs waded back. NFA NCI Yes Yes 2602
10164 06/08/2010 NCI Froward Point Assisted in monitoring recovery of empty drifting dinghy by ILB. No casualties. NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3220
10163 06/08/2010 NCI Stepper Point Reported and monitored recovery of capsized dinghy by ILB. HM and Lifeguard RIBs also attended. NCI Yes Yes
10162 05/08/2010 NCI Nells Point Monitored recovery by LB of disabled yacht. MRCC kept updated. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2568
10161 04/08/2010 NCI Nells Point Watchkeeper provided First Aid kit to fallen MoP. CG attended and casualty casevaced to hospital NCI No Yes 2565
10160 03/08/2010 NCI Bass Point Assisted by monitoring safe recovery by ILB of yacht snagged on fishing gear. NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3143
10159 03/08/2010 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Called Ambulance service to injured MoP by Station. CG paramedics and helo attended to casevac. NCI No Yes 211787
10158 02/08/2010 NCI Fleetwood Relayed MoP report of orange cylinder on beach. WBC requested to remove. NFA NCI No Yes 211621
10157 02/08/2010 NCI Nells Point Redirected LB to casualty via MRCC. Yacht escorted in safely. NCI Yes Yes 2525
10156 01/08/2010 NCI Prawle Point CG requested monitoring of disabled yacht whilst in sight. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 3106
10155 01/08/2010 NCI Newhaven Assisted in passing accurate position of divers in trouble for safe rescue by lifeboat. NCI Yes Yes 3584
10152 29/07/2010 NCI Nells Point Assisted by redirecting SAR assets to MoPs in water for helo casevac to hospital. MCA/HMCG No Yes 210988
10154 29/07/2010 NCI Newhaven Relayed MoP report of hazardous area to Nature Reserve Ranger for action. NCI No No
10153 29/07/2010 NCI Boscastle Reported two yachts approaching danger. MRCC broadcast turned them away successfully. NCI No Yes
10151 27/07/2010 NCI Shoreham CG requested monitoring of disabled speedboat tow in by ILB. NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2643
10150 26/07/2010 NCI Bass Point Reported empty dinghy adrift. Owner and Lifeguards decided not worth recovering. MRCC informed. NCI No Yes
10149 25/07/2010 NCI Newhaven Redirected LB to dayboat aground. Escorted in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3377
10148 25/07/2010 NCI Calshot Tower Reported two capsized catamarans. Two rescue craft attended to assist. NCI Yes Yes 3382
10147 24/07/2010 NCI Wooltack Point Monitored and reported recovery of disabled yacht by ALB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 210053
10146 24/07/2010 NCI Wooltack Point Monitored and reported recovery by ALB of two casualties from 15ft yacht. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 210050
10145 24/07/2010 NCI Nells Point Assisted in locating disabled speedboat for CG RIB to recover safely. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 2348
10144 23/07/2010 NCI Teignmouth Reported speedboat apparently disabled. Engine restarted and CG advised. LB diverted to check. NFA NCI Yes Yes 2935
10143 22/07/2010 NCI Nells Point Assisted in monitoring and recovery by ILB of MoPs cut off by tide. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 209774
10142 21/07/2010 NCI Skegness CG requested monitoring of inflatable with 2 MoP aboard. ILB launched to check. MoPs reached shore MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 29628
10141 20/07/2010 NCI Bass Point Relayed Chan.16 call of vessel on fire. Position checked with CG. Confirmed as warship on exercise. NCI No Yes 2878
10140 19/07/2010 NCI Worms Head Reported bicycle unattended for some days. Police attended. Camping owner eventually safely found. NCI No Yes 2256
10139 18/07/2010 NCI Skegness CG requested visual search for reported flotsam. Nothing sighted. Incident terminated. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 29216
10138 17/07/2010 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Reported capsized catamaran. Local rescue service attended to beach safely. NCI Yes Yes 3177
10136 15/07/2010 NCI Peveril(Dont Use) Reported upturned dinghy. LB launched and vectored on Zero. Assessed as 'cast adrift'. NCI Yes Yes 3131
10135 15/07/2010 NCI Worms Head Monitored and updated CG on progress of under-powered MV in poor conditions.Vessel berthed safely MCA/HMCG No Yes 2191
10137 15/07/2010 NCI Shoreham Assisted in trying to identify kitesurfer reported down. Helo and LB attended. Nothing sighted. NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3142
10134 14/07/2010 NCI Froward Point Monitored and assisted in ILB recovering drifting sailing dinghy with 2 crew. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2750
10133 13/07/2010 NCI Charlestown Reported sighting of missing jetski and monitored until safely towed in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 2120
10132 12/07/2010 NCI Skegness Reported and monitored kayak in possible danger. ILB launched to advise and tow in safely. NFA NCI Yes Yes 2627
10131 11/07/2010 NCI Mablethorpe Relayed MoP report of windsurfer drfting out. LB HeloMV and Fixed Wing launched. No sightings. NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 208118
10129 11/07/2010 NCI Polruan Co-op with NCI Charlestown to locate possible disabled canoe for LB to check. Assistance not required. NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2668
10128 11/07/2010 NCI Charlestown Co-op with NCI Polruan to locate possible disabled canoe for LB to check. Assistance not required. NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2668
10127 10/07/2010 NCI Newhaven Assisted in locating disabled MB for LB to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2965


Currently 56 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Fleetwood in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire. 

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