Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 4622
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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.
29762 02/05/2019 NCI Caister Alerted local volunteer AWLB of Mayday call from disabled MB. Casualty towed in safely. MCA/HMCG No Yes 10206
29765 02/05/2019 NCI Porthcawl Monitored and updated CG on position and recovery of yacht in difficulty by ILB and AWLB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 10205
30136 02/05/2019 NCI Gosport Reported reception of EPIRB beacon to CG. Found to be in the Marina. nfa NCI No Yes 10195
29749 30/04/2019 NCI Nells Point Advised CG of MoPs near causeway possibly about to be cut off by tide. Updated when they returned safely to mainland. NCI No Yes 10032
29768 28/04/2019 NCI St Alban's Head Provided accurate position of disabled RIB and adjacent craft to CG. Casualty towed in safely. MCA/HMCG No Yes 9848
29801 27/04/2019 NCI Polruan Reported teenager possibly attempting self-harm to police. Police are investigating further. NCI No Yes n/n
30243 23/04/2019 NCI Shoreham Reported overladened MB entering harbour to CG. Border Force also informed. NCI No Yes 9440
29664 23/04/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported dsabled speedboat to CG. ILB attended and directed to casualty by NCI to recover boat and crew. NCI Yes Yes 9445
30242 22/04/2019 NCI Shoreham Reported disabled speed boat to harbour authorities and CG. Updated when she regained power. LB stood down. NCI Yes Yes 9279
29616 22/04/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Informed CG that disabled MV was visual. Provided accurate position for recovery by LB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 9341
29618 22/04/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported to CG that disabled MB was visual. Updated CG when Sea Start attended to tow in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 9352
29663 22/04/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported concern for small kayak in possible trouble. After monitoring its progress updated CG that it had reached shore. nfa NCI No Yes 9269
29691 22/04/2019 NCI Newhaven CG requested lookout for overdue FV. LB also launched. Incident stood down when vessel detained in France. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 9103
29609 22/04/2019 NCI Skegness Reported finding of possible shell to CG. CRT attended and, after photography, decided it of no danger to public. nfa NCI No Yes 9316
29662 21/04/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported large fire in caravan park to fire brigade and CG. NFA by NCI. NCI No Yes n/n
29586 21/04/2019 NCI Rame Head Reported overdue walker to CG and Police. Potential casualty returned to Lookout in safe condition. nfa NCI No Yes 9100
29588 21/04/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Informed CG of AIS SAR Tracker observed although no vessel seen. Further observation suggested a technical error. nfa NCI No Yes 9108
29590 21/04/2019 NCI Torbay Reported disabled dory paddling in to CG. Updated when it reached its marina. nfa NCI No Yes 9036
29601 21/04/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested visual check on MoPs reportedly cut off by tide. ILB and CRT attended and found no persons in danger. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 9161
29783 21/04/2019 NCI Froward Point CG requested monitoring of recovery of disabled motor cruiser. Updated as she was towed in by local craft. MCA/HMCG No Yes 9082
29576 20/04/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Provided position of drifting empty dinghy to CG and contacted local boat with request to tow in. nfa. MCA/HMCG No Yes 8769
29577 20/04/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested observation of lone padleboarder well offshore. Confirmed he was OK. ILB also deployed. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 8899
29580 20/04/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Confirmed to CG that disabled yacht was visible in position stated. Updated as another yacht and lifeboat attended to assist into harbour. MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
29583 20/04/2019 NCI Porthcawl Co-operated with CG, CRT and ILB to locate and identify drifting outboard dinghy. Updated as visibility improved and dinghy with owner located and found to be safe. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 8808
29621 19/04/2019 NCI Gosport Monitored recovery of disabled MV by local craft, LB and HM Patrol. MCA/HMCG No Yes 8649
29568 19/04/2019 NCI Worms Head Reported probable stranding on causeway with flooding tide to CG. Updated when CRT attended and ILB recovered potential casualty. NCI Yes Yes 8652
29570 19/04/2019 NCI Newhaven Reported to Port Control and CG three youngsters in potential danger in deep water. Updated when they turned away from the hazard. NCI No Yes n/n
29757 19/04/2019 NCI Southend Updated CG and RNLI that family reportedly tidebound were in fact safe. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 8586
29589 19/04/2019 NCI Portscatho Assisted recovery of surfer by directing ILB and CRT to correct location. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 889
29591 19/04/2019 NCI Swanage Monitored and updated CG on semi-disabled MB as Sea Start assisted its recovery. nfa MMO No Yes 8638
29561 18/04/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested lookout for missing elderly male. LB, CRT and helo activated. All stood down when potential casualty returned home. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 8519
29564 18/04/2019 NCI Fleetwood CG requested monitoring of 'despondent male' on coast. Updated when target sighted and contact made with CRT and police who attended to escort him into custody. ILB paged but stood down. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 8500
29559 17/04/2019 NCI Boscastle Reported to CG an inflatable having difficulty in fresh breeze and strong tide. AWLB launched but stood down when canoe managed to reach harbour. NCI Yes Yes 8410
29546 17/04/2019 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested monitoring of disabled PWC paddling to shore. Updated when passing yacht towed him in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 5355
29533 16/04/2019 NCI Mablethorpe Provided defibrillator to MoP for treatment of OAP. Ambulance attended to casevac to hospital. Ambulance No No n/n
29536 16/04/2019 NCI Exmouth Reported to CG two MoPs possibly stranded on sandbank. Updated when they made it to shore. nfa NCI No Yes 8260
29529 15/04/2019 NCI Mablethorpe Informed police and fire service of two fires reported by MoPs. Fires satisfactorily extinguished. CG updated. NCI No Yes n/n
29495 14/04/2019 NCI Fleetwood Reported to CG MoP group in danger from incoming tide. CFT and ILB attended. Updated when the group managed to wade to shore. NCI Yes Yes 8133
29501 14/04/2019 NCI Whitstable Reported capsized kiter surfer unable to relaunch to CG. Updated as ILB launched but casualty just managed to reach shore unaided. nfa NCI Yes Yes 8129
29530 14/04/2019 NCI Charmouth Relayed beach superintendant's report of MoPs in danger of tidal cut off to CG. Updated when they made it back to shore. NCI No Yes 8112


Currently 56 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2500 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Rossall  Point 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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