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.
10033 11/04/2010 NCI Nells Point Advised MRCC of MoPs in possible danger from tide. CG attended to establish fishermen in no danger. NCI No Yes 816
10032 07/04/2010 NCI Penzance Reported capsized dinghy.Two casualties wet but uninjured rescued by local charter vessel. NCI No Yes 1058
10031 05/04/2010 NCI Portland Bill Relayed MoP report of indisposed car driver. CG attended and ambulance took casualty to hospital. NCI No Yes
10030 02/04/2010 NCI Wooltack Point Monitored FV returning with injured crewman. NCI No Yes
10029 02/04/2010 NCI Wooltack Point Relayed calls from ILB to HMCG. NCI No Yes
10028 01/04/2010 NCI Charlestown Reported and updated CG on capsized dinghy until it reached shore. CG attended to assist recovery. NCI No Yes 977
10027 30/03/2010 NCI Rame Head Monitored and reported on MV out of fuel. Ship anchored LB and tug attended. NCI Yes Yes 953
10026 28/03/2010 NCI Wooltack Point Reported large tree flotsam danger to shipping. MoP also reported 'Sea Monster' ! NCI No Yes
10025 28/03/2010 NCI Worms Head Used siren to warn MoPs of rising tide. MoPs paddled back and were interviewed by CG NCI No Yes 662
10024 27/03/2010 NCI Prawle Point Monitored and reported on capsized RIB. One swam ashore ILB recovered other 3 and RIB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 194356
10023 25/03/2010 NCI Stepper Point Requested by Cg to monitor windsurfer reported by MoP in difficulties. Surfer landed safely. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 891
10022 23/03/2010 NCI Southend Reported drifting 25ft MB. ILB attended confirmed no occupants and towed in. NCI Yes Yes 194473
10021 21/03/2010 NCI Skegness Relayed MoP report of clothing abandoned on beach. CG attended nothing found NCI No Yes 865
10020 21/03/2010 NCI Folkestone Queried by CG re FV reported ashore by LB. FV has been aground there for 8 months. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes
10019 21/03/2010 NCI Folkestone Contacted by CG on Zero to establish telephone number - which has been operative throughout. MCA/HMCG No Yes
10018 20/03/2010 NCI Wooltack Point Requested by CG to monitor rescue of MoP from Skomer Island. Casualty casevac to ambulance MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
10017 18/03/2010 NCI Skegness Reported kitesurfer in difficulty. ILB launched but surfer brought in by dayboat. No injuries NCI Yes Yes 193627
10016 14/03/2010 NCI Boscastle Reported and assisted in recovery of large dangerous object by FV and ILB NCI Yes Yes 755
10015 07/03/2010 NCI St Alban's Head Involved in rescuing a cow over the cliff. Aux. CG and farm hands winched unijured cow to clifftop NCI No Yes
10012 02/03/2010 NCI Polruan Reported empty dinghy adrift at sea. Recovery by ILB monitored. 2 MoP found in pub. NCI Yes Yes 622
10014 28/02/2010 NCI Worms Head Reported 1 MoP cut-off by tide. ILB recovered to shore. NCI Yes Yes 192133
10013 27/02/2010 NCI Worms Head Reported 2 MoPs cut-off by tide. ILB recovered to shore. Air ambulance also on scene. NCI Yes Yes 406
10011 17/02/2010 NCI Skegness Assisted in search for missing MoP. Man located ashore and emergency services stood down. Police Yes Yes 528
10010 15/02/2010 NCI Portland Bill Assisted in monitoring progress of FV with possible grounding damage. FV resumed fishing. NFA NCI Yes Yes 478
10009 05/02/2010 NCI Portland Bill Monitored and assisted in recovery of disabled FV in difficult sea conditions. Thanked by HMCG NCI No Yes 190324
10008 24/01/2010 NCI Nells Point Assisted in search for casualty on shore line. CG located and left in care of police Police No Yes 168
10007 19/01/2010 NCI St Agnes Head Reported object in water possible hazard. CG reported unlicenced wave monitor now removed. NCI No Yes
10006 18/01/2010 NCI Newhaven Monitored and reported on recovery of disabled yacht by LB. NCI Yes Yes 177
10005 17/01/2010 NCI Newhaven Reported motorbikers in nature reserve. Police attended and 'advised'. NCI No Yes
10004 11/01/2010 NCI Skegness Reported possible bomb on beach. CG identified as black plastic buoy. NFA NCI No Yes
10003 10/01/2010 NCI Skegness Reported abandoned seal pup on beach. Seal Rescue team attended. NCI No No
10002 10/01/2010 NCI Skegness Reported red flare. CG confirmed stolen RNLI flare fired from land. NCI Yes Yes 91
10123 07/01/2010 NCI St Alban's Head Corrected position of dive boat with casualty for helo to casevac. NCI No Yes 2905
10001 06/01/2010 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported 2 MoP with guns on beach. Police attended to interview and advise NCI No No 47
9271 28/12/2009 NCI Folkestone Arranged ambulance casevac for injured MoP reporting at Lookout. NCI No No
9270 23/12/2009 NCI Newhaven CG requested monitoring of recovery of disabled FV by LB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 186891
9268 23/12/2009 NCI Nells Point Reported submerged gas bottle danger to smallcraft.CG Securite message broadcast. NCI No Yes 4128
9269 18/12/2009 NCI Portland Bill Reported MV on dangerous course. CG advised more suitable anchorage NCI No No
9267 13/12/2009 NCI Portland Bill Assisted in locating MV with injured crewman for helo casevac. MCA/HMCG No Yes 5942
9266 09/12/2009 NCI Nells Point Reported submerged log danger to shipping. CG Securite message broadcast. NCI No Yes


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