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.
10196 28/08/2010 NCI Prawle Point Monitored and reported on recovery and tow in of disabled RIB. NCI No Yes 377428
10195 25/08/2010 NCI Prawle Point Requested by CG to transmit on Chan.16 to raise vessel unable to raise CG. No response. MCA/HMCG No Yes 215441
10194 24/08/2010 NCI Froward Point Monitored and updated MRCC on recovery of disabled yacht by LB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3669
10193 24/08/2010 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea MoP requested ambulance for injured husband. CG and paramedic attended to casevac to hospital. NCI No Yes 215295
10192 24/08/2010 NCI Charlestown Reported group of MoP cut off by tide. CG attended. NCI/MRCC operating on Chan. Zero NCI No Yes 3675
10191 23/08/2010 NCI Mablethorpe Reported windsurfer in possible trouble. LB launched. Surfer relocated and incident stood down. NCI Yes Yes 3550
10190 23/08/2010 NCI Holehaven Advised CG and PLA of yacht aground with solo crewman in difficulty. LB attended to assist. NCI Yes Yes 3818
10189 22/08/2010 NCI Prawle Point Monitored and reported on progress of disabled launch under tow to Salcombe. NCI No Yes 3611
10188 22/08/2010 NCI Portscatho MRCC requested surveillance for overdue yacht in low viz. Yacht eventually located by ILB. NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3617
10187 22/08/2010 NCI Polruan Reported disabled tender unable to make harbour under oars. MRCC asked harbourmaster to tow in. NCI No Yes
10186 22/08/2010 NCI Worms Head Reported two MoP cut off by tide. Rescue team and ILB attended to escort safely to shore NCI Yes Yes 2898
10185 21/08/2010 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Relayed MoP report of missing child. Child found safely by family. MRCC informed. NCI No Yes 214821
10184 21/08/2010 NCI Charlestown Cionfirmed to MRCC that kitesurfer reported at risk by MoP was in fact safe thuis saving a LB launch. MCA/HMCG No Yes 3589
10183 17/08/2010 NCI Newhaven Contacted by CG re MoP report of craft in danger. Informed that regatta safety boats attending. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 3961
10182 17/08/2010 NCI Charlestown Warned MoPs by horn of danger of tidal cutoff. MoPs responded and returned safely ashore. NCI No Yes 3512
10181 15/08/2010 NCI Whitstable Reported two FV letting off flares off harbour mouth. CG assessed as a protest action. NFA NCI No Yes
10180 15/08/2010 NCI Southend Reported two drifting lifejackets. ILB recovered possibly stolen jackets no casualties. NCI Yes Yes 3661
10179 15/08/2010 NCI Fleetwood Reported MoPs possible cut off by tide. LB RIB attended to land them safely. NFA NCI Yes Yes 2310
10178 15/08/2010 NCI Mablethorpe Relayed MoP report of lost child. Police attended. Child found safe. NFA NCI No Yes 281
10177 15/08/2010 NCI Southend Monitored safe recovery of downed kitesurfers by ILB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3661
10175 14/08/2010 NCI Newhaven Monitored and reported safe return of disabled speedboat. CG attended Station. NCI No Yes 3899
10176 14/08/2010 NCI Bass Point Relayed MoP report of abandoned car by cliff top. Police traced driver who was safely on holiday. NFA NCI No No
10174 12/08/2010 NCI Rame Head MRCC requested search for potential suicidal lady. Subject found and escorted until police arrived. MCA/HMCG No Yes 3380
10173 12/08/2010 NCI Charlestown Reported 4 MoP in danger of being cut off by tide. Monitored until they waded back waist deep. NFA NCI No Yes 3381
10172 11/08/2010 NCI St Alban's Head Co-operated with MRCC to attempt identification of vessel reporting possible lifejacket. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 3835
10171 11/08/2010 NCI Charlestown Assisted in recovery of injured walker by relaying MRCCC messages on Chan. Zero to CG CRT. MCA/HMCG No Yes 3346
10170 11/08/2010 NCI Polruan Assisted in monitoring recovery of disabled FV with 7 MoP by HM craft and LB. No casualties. NFA MCA/HMCG Yes No
10169 09/08/2010 NCI Stepper Point Assisted in reporting disabled yacht being recovered by local FV.CG and LB paged but stood down. NFA NCI Yes Yes 3291
10168 08/08/2010 NCI Prawle Point Monitored and reported on recovery by ILB of motor cruiser with engine fire. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3262
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
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
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
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


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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