Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 4821
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.
31342 21/07/2019 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Relayed MoP report of swimmer in trouble to CG. ILB, already at sea, carried out search but nothing found. FAWGI? NCI Yes Yes 019895
31269 17/07/2019 NCI Boscastle Reported disabled inflatable dinghy to CG. Monitored and updated when crew managed to restart their outboard engine. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
31257 17/07/2019 NCI Folkestone Monitored for CG LB attendance to investigate swimmers reportedly 'in difficulty'. All safe. FAWGI Police Yes Yes n/n
31272 17/07/2019 NCI Teignmouth Reported fishing charter boat aground to CG. Monitored and updated when LB attended to tow off and land crew. NCI Yes Yes 019353
31242 16/07/2019 NCI Gwennap Head Reported FV on fire to CG. Monitored and updated as local FV and 2 LBs attended to rescue two crew. FV sank. NCI Yes Yes N/K
31244 16/07/2019 NCI Prawle Point Informed CG that disabled MB was visual at 2 miles. Updated when LB towed her in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 19269
31271 16/07/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported to CG that grounded yacht was in sight. Monitored and updated when some crew were taken ashore and craft refloated on tide. MCA/HMCG No Yes 019241
31273 16/07/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Monitored and updated CG on MB with rope around prop and taking in water. LB given directions and crew taken ashore. Recovery awaiting tide rise. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 019248
31223 15/07/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Advised CG of paddle boarder in possible trouble a long way offshore. Updated when he returned safely. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
31236 15/07/2019 NCI Teignmouth Reported to CG two MoP in danger on rock face in rising tide. CRT and LB deployed. Casualties safely recovered. Units stood down. NCI Yes Yes 019098
31815 14/07/2019 NCI Needles CG requested any sighting of drifting RIB. Not visual, updated when ALB towed it in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 18923
31201 14/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported to CG two MoPs in drifting dinghy caught in tidal rip. ILB attended and brought them safely to shore. NCI Yes Yes 18884
31199 14/07/2019 NCI Torbay CG requested visual check on 4 swimmers reportedly 'in danger'. Targets sighted but not in danger. FAWGI MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 018962
31511 14/07/2019 NCI Nare Point Reported safely grounded unmanned dinghy to CG. Monitored until it was recovered later by owners. NCI No Yes n/n
31216 14/07/2019 NCI Newhaven Reported to CG youths taking selfies near cliff edge as being in danger. Updated when thye moved away. nfa NCI No Yes 018956
31217 14/07/2019 NCI Newhaven Reported to CG fishermen in danger of tide. CRT attended to give advice. Updated when they moved clear. NCI No Yes 018982
31661 14/07/2019 NCI Nare Point Reported grounded outboard dinghy to CG. Monitored as safe until Station closed. NCI No No n/n
31200 13/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl Monitored and provided updates to CG on recovery of two PWCs by LBs. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 18785
31506 13/07/2019 NCI Nare Point Advised CG of concern showed by dive boat. Monitored and updated when divers surfaced safely. NCI No Yes n/n
31437 13/07/2019 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Reported PWC operating dangerously close to beach to CG. NCI No Yes 18754
31507 13/07/2019 NCI Nare Point Reported 'prone' paddleboarder paddling in to CG. Monitored and updated until out of sight near beach. NCI No Yes n/n
31509 13/07/2019 NCI Nare Point Reported disabled RIB to CG. Updated when it was towed in by ILB. NCI Yes Yes n/n
31182 13/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested any contact with five PWCs reported 'in trouble'. Updated after contact with PWC Club which confirmed they were in no danger. FAWGI MCA/HMCG No Yes 18718
31664 13/07/2019 NCI Nare Point Reported visual on disabled RIB to CG. Monitored and updated when ILB attended to tow in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/k
31186 13/07/2019 NCI Prawle Point CG requested monitoring of recovery of disabled yacht in flat calm conditions by AWLB. Updated CG as she was towed in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/n
31188 13/07/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested observation on disabled PWC being towed in. Updated when tow became visible as it came in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 018734
31670 13/07/2019 NCI Nare Point Reported paddle-boarder in possible trouble to CG. Updated when he was seen to be safe near beach. NCI No Yes n/n
31189 13/07/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Responded to CG request for info on swimmer reportedly far offshore. Target identified and reported as safely ashore. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 018789
31671 13/07/2019 NCI Nare Point Reported to CG divers in possible difficulty. Updated when seen to surface safely. NCI No Yes n/n
31437 13/07/2019 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Reported to CG PWC creating potential harm to beach users. NCI No Yes 018754
31195 13/07/2019 NCI Newhaven Monitored and updated CG on recovery by local craft of disabled speedboat. NCI No Yes 018712
31076 10/07/2019 NCI Torbay Solent CG requested any visual on drifting (empty) Li-Lo. Target sighted and reported. MCA/HMCG No Yes 018355
31146 10/07/2019 NCI Shoreham CG requested lookout for semi-disabled yacht. Not sighted due to poor visibility. Updated when it managed to continue passage. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 018380
31152 09/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested any sighting of kayakers reported 'in trouble'. Sighting confirmed of kayakers practising roll recovery. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 18241
018094 08/07/2019 NCI St Alban's Head Reported yacht indicating distress to CG. AWLBs launched and towed it in safely. NCI Yes Yes 018094
31287 08/07/2019 NCI Exmouth Relayed MoP report of disabled yach to CG. Not visual but CG confirmed knowledge and LB was in attendance. NCI Yes Yes 018022
31036 07/07/2019 NCI Newhaven CG Mobile requested lookout for possibly self-harming female. Police attended and took subject into care. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
31049 07/07/2019 NCI Exmouth Relayed MoP report of injured beach user to Lifeguards. Casualty moved to hospital. NCI No No n/n
31051 07/07/2019 NCI Exmouth Reported overloaded and heeling speedboat without lifejackets to CG. ILB attended and gave occupants safety 'advice'. NCI Yes Yes 01822
31003 07/07/2019 NCI Nells Point Reported possible overturned dinghy to CG. CRT attended and AWLB launched. Object identified as inflated safety bags. nfa NCI Yes Yes 017984


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