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.
9162 03/08/2009 NCI Skegness Assisted in location and tow in by ILB of disabled speedboat.No casualties MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
9161 01/08/2009 NCI Nells Point Reported disabled yacht with exhausted crew.RYA RIB towed in. Casevac by paramedics. NCI No Yes 2451
9160 01/08/2009 NCI Nells Point Reported 4 MoP cutoff by tide.CG Mobile attended to recover to shore.No casualties. NCI No Yes 170192
9159 28/07/2009 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported telecon for assistance from launch. Conned LB by phone to casualty to tow in safely. NCI Yes Yes 169605
9158 28/07/2009 NCI Nells Point Reported and directed CG Mobile on Chan. Zero to recover unmanned inflatable adrift. NCI No Yes 2388
9155 27/07/2009 NCI Exmouth Assisted location of disabled MC for passing FV to tow in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 3272
9157 27/07/2009 NCI Shoreham Reported disabled MB off port.Monitored situation until MB regained control and entered harbour. NCI Yes No
9156 27/07/2009 NCI Prawle Point Monitored and reported on catamaran in difficulties. ALB attended and helped exhausted skipper in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3280
9154 26/07/2009 NCI Folkestone Reported and monitored subsequent rescue and recovery of capsized catamaran and crew. NCI Yes Yes 2993
9153 26/07/2009 NCI Newhaven Reported struggling swimmer. CG instructed NCI to use Chan.67 to con yacht to assist. NCI No Yes 3358
9152 25/07/2009 NCI Froward Point Relayed Mayday and monitored rescue and recovery of sinking angling boat. NCI Yes Yes 3204
9151 25/07/2009 NCI Exmouth CG requested info on disabled yacht.ILB and LB attended to tow in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3216
9150 25/07/2009 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported 5 MoP at risk on rising tide. CG and ILB attended. MoP returned safely. NCI Yes Yes 16079
9149 25/07/2009 NCI Prawle Point Assisted in location of 6 divers lost by dive boat.Divers recovered by passing yacht. No casualties. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3211
9148 20/07/2009 NCI Exmouth Reported and monitored grounded ski-boat with engine falure.ILB atended and towed in. NCI Yes Yes 168197
9147 20/07/2009 NCI Folkestone Off-duty w/kpr reported potential suicidal MoP in water. Police rescued her to casevac. NCI No No 1730
9146 19/07/2009 NCI Southend Warned CG of kayak in possible danger.CG and ILB attended. Kayak found safe.NFA NCI Yes Yes 2806
9145 19/07/2009 NCI Skegness Reported disabled FV.Lifeguards and LB attended to tow safely in. NCI Yes Yes 2406
9144 19/07/2009 NCI Newhaven Monitored possible hoax call whilst LB searched datum for boy in water.Assessed as hoax. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3174
9139 18/07/2009 NCI Worms Head Assisted injured MoP. CG and Air ambulance casevac to hospital. NCI No Yes 167865
9143 18/07/2009 NCI Exmouth CG requested info on dinghy in posible distress.Nothing sighted.NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes
9142 18/07/2009 NCI Nells Point Reported fisherman possibly cut offby tide. Monitored situation until low water at 2000A. NCI No Yes 167896
9138 16/07/2009 NCI Prawle Point Monitoring and reporting on disabled yacht close inshore.Casualty towed in by ILB.NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3004
9137 13/07/2009 NCI Folkestone Reported unusual light source to police.Confirmed as wrecked car. NFA NCI No No
9136 13/07/2009 NCI Newhaven Monitored small RIB in possible danger.Landed safely.NFA NCI No Yes 3049
9135 13/07/2009 NCI Skegness Involved in recovery of inflatable in difficulties.Lifeguards attended until craft beached. NCI Yes Yes
9134 13/07/2009 NCI Prawle Point Assisted via Channel Zero in recovery of beached yacht by ALB.Casualty towed in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 167258
9133 12/07/2009 NCI Teignmouth Reported disabled jetski.Lifeguard and LB attended to tow in. NCI Yes Yes 167135
9141 11/07/2009 NCI Holehaven Assisted disabled FV to contact CG.Towed safely in by LB. NCI Yes Yes 2641
9131 10/07/2009 NCI Newhaven To CG enquiry confirmed false alarm on yacht with good intent. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 166778
9140 10/07/2009 NCI Teignmouth Relayed and investigatd MoP report of unattended fishing gear. Reported to police. No sightings. NFA NCI No No
9130 09/07/2009 NCI Worms Head Assisted in casevac of schoolgirl on DoE exercise with breathing problems.CG attended. NCI No Yes 2068
9129 08/07/2009 NCI Exmouth Monitored grounded yacht on ebbing tide.ILB attended but unable to assist.Refloated on flood. NCI Yes Yes 2863
9128 08/07/2009 NCI Boscastle CG requested assistance to locate possible flare report.ILB and helo attended. No casualty found. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
9127 07/07/2009 NCI Nells Point Reported car fallen over the cliff.CG Police and recovery unit attended. No occupants found. NCI No Yes 2040
9126 06/07/2009 NCI Folkestone Assisted CG and LB to recover body at base of cliffs. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
9125 05/07/2009 NCI Mablethorpe Reported lost child.CG attended.Stood down 26 mins later child presumed located. NCI No Yes 166034
9124 05/07/2009 NCI Southend Assisted in location of rogue unmanned jetski for recovery by lifeboats. NCI Yes Yes 2511
9123 04/07/2009 NCI Newhaven CG requested monitoring of disabled yacht.Watch kept until lifeboat towed casualty in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2825
9122 04/07/2009 NCI Prawle Point Crucial redirection of Lifeboat to sinking ML in low visibility.Casualty escorted in by LB. NCI Yes Yes 2784


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