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.
9121 03/07/2009 NCI Prawle Point Monitored and updated MRCC during recovery of disabled yacht by passing FV. MCA/HMCG No Yes 165710
9120 29/06/2009 NCI Charlestown Reported pollution threat.No vessels identified. NCI No Yes 2685
9119 29/06/2009 NCI Polruan Co-operation with CG and HM re pollution threat.Vessel responsible not identified. NCI No Yes
9118 28/06/2009 NCI Stepper Point Reported sinking dinghy.ILB attended and towed in.No casualties. NCI Yes Yes
9116 24/06/2009 NCI Portland Bill Directed ILB to disabled MB.Casualty towed to Weymouth. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2546
9115 24/06/2009 NCI Worms Head Co-operated with CG to locate MoP at possible risk. LB launched to land casualties safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 1775
9114 24/06/2009 NCI St Alban's Head Reported MoP advice of possible yacht aground.ILB attended and refloated casualty.NFA NCI Yes Yes 2551
9113 21/06/2009 NCI Gosport Monitored and reported FV on fire whilst MOD Police ILB and QHM patrol attended. NCI Yes Yes 2486
9112 21/06/2009 NCI Felixstowe Trainee watchkeeper assisted in casevac of epileptic MoP near Station. NCI No No
9111 20/06/2009 NCI Bass Point Assisted in identifying lone kayaker lost by escorting FV.Found by passing yacht. NFA NCI No Yes 2705
9110 19/06/2009 NCI Skegness Co-operation with CG to identify FV MoP reported in difficulties.False alarm with good intent. MCA/HMCG No Yes
9109 19/06/2009 NCI Newhaven Co-operated with CG to recover disabled yacht and tow in by lifeboat.No casualties. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2427
9108 15/06/2009 NCI Mundesley Monitored lifeguard rescuing deer swimming to seaward.Deer beached safely. NCI No Yes
9106 14/06/2009 NCI Skegness Reported more Buggy beach racing.Police thanked NCI and investigated perpetrators. NCI No Yes 291
9107 14/06/2009 NCI Prawle Point Reported and monitored unauthorised diving on historic wreck.Police and helo attended. NCI No Yes 162950
9105 13/06/2009 NCI Charlestown Warned MoP by sound signal of being cut off by tide.Potential casualty waded ashore.NFA NCI No No
9104 12/06/2009 NCI Exmouth Relayed message to water taxi re possible missing yachtsman.Owner found safe onboard. NFA NCI No No
9103 12/06/2009 NCI Skegness Relayed MoP report of inflammable container on beach. Fire Bde attended to remove it. NFA NCI No Yes 1772
9102 09/06/2009 NCI Worms Head Reported MoPs cut off by tide.CG and ILB attended.MoPs transferred to mainland. NFA NCI Yes Yes 1572
9101 07/06/2009 NCI Exmouth Reported large timber danger to small craft.MRCC broadcast Securitay message. NCI No Yes 2278
9100 06/06/2009 NCI Teignmouth Co-operated with CG to assist swamped dinghy and MoP.LB and lifeguards attended. No casualties MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2265
9099 06/06/2009 NCI Portland Bill Assisted in location of disabled yacht and monitored recovery by lifeboat.No casualties. NFA NCI Yes Yes 22011
9098 04/06/2009 NCI Teignmouth Reported possible diver in difficulties. False alarm with good intent.Diver ashore safely. NCI Yes Yes 157558
9097 03/06/2009 NCI Nells Point Requested by MRCC to monitor inflatables in possible danger.Reported safe landing.NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 161569
9096 01/06/2009 NCI Prawle Point CG requested monitoring of disabled FV.Engine eventually restarted.FV with LB made harbour. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2179
9095 01/06/2009 NCI Nells Point Co-operated with CG to identify possible swimmers at risk.Swimmers landed safely.NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes
9094 31/05/2009 NCI Skegness Reported Beach Buggy racing on beach.Police informed.NFA NCI No Yes 280
9093 29/05/2009 NCI Fleetwood Reported two children in possible danger.CG attended and advised them of the tidal dangers. NFA NCI No Yes 1216
9092 29/05/2009 NCI Stepper Point Relayed MoP report of drifting dinghy. ILB and CG checked area. Family located on beach. NFA NCI Yes Yes
9091 28/05/2009 NCI Exmouth Relayed MoP report of injured youth. Beach Rescue attended.No serious complications. NFA NCI No Yes
9090 26/05/2009 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Assisted in monitoring disabled yacht until GAFIRS recovery craft arrived. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 1872
9089 26/05/2009 NCI Stepper Point Reported downed kitesurfer. ILB launched and CG assisted landing.No injuries. NCI No Yes 2043
9088 26/05/2009 NCI Prawle Point Reported damaged and abandoned tender. Recovered by FV.No casualties. NFA NCI No Yes 2040
9087 26/05/2009 NCI Exmouth Reported and monitored on yacht aground and refloating on the flood.No casualties. NFA NCI No Yes 160116
9086 26/05/2009 NCI Stepper Point Relayed MoP report of windsurfer in difficulty. Casualty observed and reported. CG assisted landing. NCI Yes Yes 2039
9085 25/05/2009 NCI Worms Head Relayed MoP report of fallen walker. Cliff Rescue attended.Injury not serious.NFA NCI No Yes 159989
9084 25/05/2009 NCI Nells Point Reported man and dog cut off by tide.Rescued by ILB. No injuries. NCI Yes Yes 33237
9083 25/05/2009 NCI Nells Point Reported sinking peddalo. Casualties rescued by passing craft. No injuries. NCI No Yes 1325
9082 24/05/2009 NCI Peveril(Dont Use) Co-operated with CG to arrange tow of becalmed yacht and dinghies in strong tideflow MCA/HMCG Yes No
9081 24/05/2009 NCI Portland Bill Assisted in recovery of sinking vessel in Portland Race.Towed in safely by ALB MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 1811


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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