Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 5112
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.
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
10126 09/07/2010 NCI Calshot Tower Reported capsized catamaran. LB launched to check after vessel righted itself. NFA NCI Yes Yes 2944
10125 08/07/2010 NCI Mablethorpe Rported disabled MB. ILB launched to tow in. NCI Yes Yes 2510
10124 08/07/2010 NCI Wooltack Point Reported dinghy drifting in tideway. Conned ILB on Chan.67 to casualty to tow in. NCI Yes Yes
10122 07/07/2010 NCI Charlestown Assisted in locating injured MoP for Aux. CG and paramedic to casevac MCA/HMCG No Yes 2578
10121 06/07/2010 NCI Cape Cornwall Monitored and updated CG on recovery of disabled yacht by LB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2571
10119 05/07/2010 NCI Gosport Directed HM RIB onto disabled FV on Chan.67 as directed by MRCC. Craft recovered safely. NCI Yes Yes 2858
10120 05/07/2010 NCI Gosport CG requested monitoring of kayak in possible difficulty. MOD Police attended. Kayak returneed safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2862
10118 04/07/2010 NCI Porthdinllaen Reported possible capsized dinghy. LBs launched to search and found boat cover few miles away. NCI Yes Yes
10117 04/07/2010 NCI Charlestown Monitored recovery of disabled jetski by another. CG Mobile attended at Station. MCA/HMCG No Yes 2518
10116 04/07/2010 NCI Skegness CG requested observation of reported of object in water. Position reported. LBs confirmed crabpot. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2455
10115 04/07/2010 NCI Stepper Point CG requested monitoring of windsurfer in possible danger. Progress to shore confirmed. ILB on scene MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 206849
10114 03/07/2010 NCI Southend Advised CG of small dinghy well offshore. ILB already in area landed 2 MoP and gave safety advice. NCI Yes Yes 206657
10113 02/07/2010 NCI Bass Point Reported possible smuggling incident. Police and Customs informed. NCI No No
10112 30/06/2010 NCI Folkestone Clarified MoP report of upturned canoe as a dead whale. CG and ILB attended to confirm. NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
10111 30/06/2010 NCI Fleetwood Reported possible dangerous object ashore. Police and CG attended to remove empty barrel. NFA NCI No Yes 206233
10109 27/06/2010 NCI Nells Point Assisted in confirming MoPs reported at risk were in fact not. LB attended to check. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 1924
10108 27/06/2010 NCI Nells Point Reported and monitored disabled catamaran until crew cleared line on prop. MRCC advised. NCI No Yes
10107 26/06/2010 NCI Folkestone Warned incoming barge by light of proximity to rocks. Vessel stood clear escorted by ILB. NCI Yes Yes 205510
10106 26/06/2010 NCI Nells Point Involved in checking dinghy in possible trouble. Confirmed ashore safely. LB stood down. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 1896
10105 26/06/2010 NCI Skegness CG requested observation for missing disabled MoP. Man located and reunited with carer. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 205479
10104 23/06/2010 NCI Skegness CG requested observation for missing child. Child located. Incident closed. MCA/HMCG No Yes 205018
10103 21/06/2010 NCI St Ives Requested by MRCC to monitor possibly inebriated dinghy crews. Police CG and ILB attended. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 204776
10102 21/06/2010 NCI Nells Point CG requested watch on dinghy in possible distress. Confirmed safe. LB attended to check occupants. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 1793
10101 20/06/2010 NCI Mablethorpe Reported swimmer in possible danger from current. Swimmer returned unaided. NFA NCI No Yes 204601
10100 20/06/2010 NCI Boscastle Police requested watch on RIB anchoring devices offshore. Stepper Pt. also involved. NFA Police No Yes 758
10099 20/06/2010 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Monitored and corrected vector of lifeboat to capsized RIB. Casualties rescued. NCI Yes Yes 204578
10098 19/06/2010 NCI Newhaven Monitored and reported on PanPan RIB. LB attended to tow in. NCI Yes Yes 2408
10097 17/06/2010 NCI St Ives Reported swimmer in possible difficulty. RNLI jetski attended. NFA NCI Yes Yes 204107
10096 17/06/2010 NCI Peveril(Dont Use) CG requested sighting of dinghy in possible trouble. Reported position. CG attended to interview. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes
10092 16/06/2010 NCI Prawle Point Requested by CG to monitor recovery of disabled yacht. Reported towed progress to harbour. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 2177
10095 15/06/2010 NCI Polruan Assisted CG to locate catamaran.Position given crew to contact MRCC. Station thanked for assistance. MCA/HMCG No Yes 2160
10091 14/06/2010 NCI Newhaven Reported possible missing solo diver. Diver relocated after 2 hrs. CG attended to advise a buddy. NFA NCI No Yes 2324
10090 14/06/2010 NCI Nells Point Monitored capsized canoe and reported occupant now safe. LB launch cancelled. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 1660
10094 13/06/2010 NCI Gosport Reported disabled speed boat in entrance to HM. Yacht and Police attended to tow in. NCI No Yes
10089 12/06/2010 NCI Portscatho Monitored and reported on rescue of children adrift in inflatable. Helo and ILB attended to land ashore MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 203497
10088 12/06/2010 NCI Bass Point Reported disabled inflatable waving distress. Cleared by CG to call FV to tow in safely. NFA NCI No Yes 2106
10087 11/06/2010 NCI Froward Point Reported disabled ML waving distress. ILB attended to tow in safely. NCI Yes Yes 2091
10093 11/06/2010 NCI Gosport Requested by MRCC to monitor sinking speed boat. Police RIB and RNLI attended to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 226663


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