Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 5259
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.
10236 13/10/2010 NCI Skegness Advised CG that MoP report of distress lights were ship at anchor. Thus SAR assets not deployed. NCI No Yes 221769
10235 10/10/2010 NCI Gosport Reported and monitored recovery of disabled MB by Portsea Rescue. NFA NCI Yes Yes 4993
10234 10/10/2010 NCI Nells Point Reported multiple dinghy capsizes. LB launched to stand-by. Other dinghies righted. Incident closed NCI Yes Yes 3600
10237 10/10/2010 NCI Gosport CG requested info and monitoring of recovery of disabled MB by Gosport rescue. NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 4997
10233 06/10/2010 NCI Nells Point Reported drifting buoy as danger to shipping. Buoy recovered by Trinity House vessel. NFA NCI No No
10232 04/10/2010 NCI Newhaven Assisted in identifying possible search vessel for dog lost in water. Dog recovered. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 4887
10231 03/10/2010 NCI Charlestown Clarified MoP report of swimmer in danger as not being an incident. CG Mobile stood down. MCA/HMCG No Yes 4370
10230 03/10/2010 NCI Rame Head Relayed MoP report of lost dog. CG Mobile attended located dog and returned to owner. NFA NCI No Yes 4376
10229 03/10/2010 NCI Torbay Reported downed wind-surfer and monitored until safely ashore. NCI No Yes 4362
10228 02/10/2010 NCI Prawle Point Assisted in locating cliff casualty for casevac by CROs to hospital. MCA/HMCG No Yes 4351
10227 01/10/2010 NCI Prawle Point CG requested monitoring of canoes in strong breeze. Reported progress until out of sight. MCA/HMCG No Yes 4339
10226 26/09/2010 NCI Prawle Point Monitored and reported on progress of assistance by LB to MB taking water. MB beached safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 219817
10225 25/09/2010 NCI Skegness Reported safe landing of capsized kayakers. SAR assets not launched in spite of MoP reports. NCI No Yes 219672
10224 18/09/2010 NCI Newhaven CG requested monitoring of recovery of disabled MB by LB. Reported recovery to harbour. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 4641
10222 18/09/2010 NCI Newhaven Monitored and reported on recoveryof disabled MB by another MB. MCA/HMCG No Yes 4638
10221 17/09/2010 NCI Bass Point Reported MV about to anchor over cable line. CG advised ship to move. NFA NCI No Yes
10220 17/09/2010 NCI Cape Cornwall Relayed MoP request for paramedic to attend distressed hill walker. Helo casevac to hospital. NCI No Yes 4137
10219 15/09/2010 NCI Shoreham Reported jetski waving distress. Monitored recovery by ILB. NFA NCI Yes Yes 4595
10218 15/09/2010 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported windsurfers in difficulties. LB launched to escort in. NFA NCI Yes Yes 3939
10217 15/09/2010 NCI Cape Cornwall Sighted lady trapped on cliff face. Watchkeeper assisted her down safely. NCI No No
10216 15/09/2010 NCI Portland Bill Assisted in locating disabled FV for LB to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 218459
10215 12/09/2010 NCI Stepper Point Reported dinghy unable to right from a capsize. ILB attended to right and recover to shore. NCI Yes Yes 4061
10214 12/09/2010 NCI Newhaven Monitored and reported on recovery of disabled MC by lifeboat. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 218164
10213 11/09/2010 NCI Skegness Co-operated with CG over three days trying to locate interference on Chan. 16. No further info. MCA/HMCG No Yes
10212 11/09/2010 NCI Felixstowe Reported dangerous flotsam. MRCC authorised use of Chan.67 to vector RIB to recover large fender NCI No Yes 4211
10211 09/09/2010 NCI Skegness CG requested info on smoke pall from vessel reported by MoP. Confirmed it was a regular dredger.NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 3839
10210 07/09/2010 NCI Gosport Reported disabled MB to QHM. Casualty recovered by passing MB. NFA NCI No No
10209 07/09/2010 NCI Rame Head Reported dog stranded on cliff face. CG Mobile attended to rescue. NCI No Yes 3973
10208 06/09/2010 NCI Calshot Tower Reported RIB having lost one tube. ILB attended to escort in safely. NFA NCI Yes Yes 4444
10207 04/09/2010 NCI Shoreham Monitored and relayed traffic from HM patrol re recovery of injured jetskiers to paramedic ashore. NCI No Yes 4380
10206 04/09/2010 NCI Charlestown Relayed MoP report of jetski with engine problems. Reported Jetski returned safely. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 3931
10205 02/09/2010 NCI Cape Cornwall Warned two yachts by loud hailer of approaching danger. Both turned away safely. NFA NCI No Yes 2774
10204 01/09/2010 NCI Shoreham Reported small yacht aground. CG assessed for recovery next high tide. NFA NCI No Yes 4317
10203 31/08/2010 NCI Porthdinllaen Involved in search for missing kayaker. Kayak and sadly deceased woman found by helo. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
10202 30/08/2010 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported two windsurfers in trouble. LB recovered one the other returned safely. NFA NCI Yes Yes 216227
10201 30/08/2010 NCI Porthdinllaen Assisted injured walker and corrected originall incorrect location for casevac. NCI No Yes
10200 29/08/2010 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported finding of spent non-military smoke grenades. Police removed. NFA NCI No Yes
10199 29/08/2010 NCI Boscastle Relayed MoP report of dory in trouble near sea wall. CG team investigated without any trace. NFA NCI No Yes 216147
10198 29/08/2010 NCI Newhaven Monitored and reported on recovery of disabled MB by MoP RIB. NFA NCI No Yes 4235
10197 28/08/2010 NCI Gosport Relayed MoP report of capsized dinghy. GAFIRS tasked. NCI Yes Yes


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