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.
9184 14/08/2009 NCI Froward Point CG requested info on possible flares sighted.False alarm NFA. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3722
9183 12/08/2009 NCI Prawle Point Co-operation with CG over recovery of lost diver. MCA/HMCG No Yes 3676
9182 11/08/2009 NCI Prawle Point Relayed broken PANPAN call to Brixham MRCC.Ushant MRCC handled incident.NFA NCI No Yes 172063
9181 11/08/2009 NCI Boscastle Ambulance requested for MoP with leg injury.Ambulance attended to casevac to hospital. NCI No Yes 3636
9180 11/08/2009 NCI Skegness Ambulance requested for MoP with injured foot.Paramedics attended treated and released. NCI No No 267
9179 11/08/2009 NCI Skegness Ambulance requested for MoP with injured foot.Paramedics attended and casevac to hospital. NCI No No 254
9178 10/08/2009 NCI Froward Point Assisted in locating anchored disabled yacht for MB to r/v.ILB supplied bolt cutters and towed in. NCI Yes Yes 3608
9174 09/08/2009 NCI Skegness Ambulance requested for MoP with badly cut feet.Casevac to hospital. NCI No No 371
9173 09/08/2009 NCI Skegness Ambulance requested for MoP with severe leg laceration.Casevac to hospital. NCI No No 336
9177 09/08/2009 NCI Exmouth Reported and monitored ski-boat aground. Refloated on flood and engine restarted.NFA NCI No Yes 3588
9176 09/08/2009 NCI Prawle Point Reported suspicious activity by RIB near VLCC. No Customs craft available.NFA NCI No Yes
9175 09/08/2009 NCI Skegness Ambulance requested for MoP with lacerated foot. Treated on site and released. NCI No No 395
9172 08/08/2009 NCI Shoreham CG requested monitoring of recovery by patrol boat.Casualty towed to marina. MCA/HMCG No Yes 3666
9171 08/08/2009 NCI Fleetwood Co-operation with CG to monitor children in possible tidal danger.Children returned safely.NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 171417
9170 08/08/2009 NCI Froward Point Reported yacht colliding with rock. Little damage.NFA NCI No Yes 3555
9169 08/08/2009 NCI Skegness Ambulance requested for MoP with breathing problems. Paramedics attended. Casualty treated. NFA NCI No No 253
9168 08/08/2009 NCI Polruan Relayed MoP report of possible inflammable can on beach.CG attended found and removed item. NCI No Yes
9167 07/08/2009 NCI Exmouth Assisted in location of missing child.Lifeguards reunited five-yearold with mother. NCI No No
9166 06/08/2009 NCI Charlestown Reported 5 MoP at risk on rising tide. CG and ILB attended. MoP returned safely. NCI Yes Yes 3506
9165 05/08/2009 NCI St Alban's Head Looked after and then reunited lost dog with owner.NFA NCI No Yes 3564
9164 04/08/2009 NCI St Alban's Head Co-operated with MRCC and SAR units investigating possible Mayday call.Nothing found. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 170548
9163 03/08/2009 NCI Mablethorpe Reported dinghy drifting seaward.LB attended. Swiommers and dinghy landed safely. NCI Yes Yes 170705
9162 03/08/2009 NCI Skegness Assisted in location and tow in by ILB of disabled speedboat.No casualties MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
9161 01/08/2009 NCI Nells Point Reported disabled yacht with exhausted crew.RYA RIB towed in. Casevac by paramedics. NCI No Yes 2451
9160 01/08/2009 NCI Nells Point Reported 4 MoP cutoff by tide.CG Mobile attended to recover to shore.No casualties. NCI No Yes 170192
9158 28/07/2009 NCI Nells Point Reported and directed CG Mobile on Chan. Zero to recover unmanned inflatable adrift. NCI No Yes 2388
9159 28/07/2009 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported telecon for assistance from launch. Conned LB by phone to casualty to tow in safely. NCI Yes Yes 169605
9157 27/07/2009 NCI Shoreham Reported disabled MB off port.Monitored situation until MB regained control and entered harbour. NCI Yes No
9156 27/07/2009 NCI Prawle Point Monitored and reported on catamaran in difficulties. ALB attended and helped exhausted skipper in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3280
9155 27/07/2009 NCI Exmouth Assisted location of disabled MC for passing FV to tow in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 3272
9154 26/07/2009 NCI Folkestone Reported and monitored subsequent rescue and recovery of capsized catamaran and crew. NCI Yes Yes 2993
9153 26/07/2009 NCI Newhaven Reported struggling swimmer. CG instructed NCI to use Chan.67 to con yacht to assist. NCI No Yes 3358
9152 25/07/2009 NCI Froward Point Relayed Mayday and monitored rescue and recovery of sinking angling boat. NCI Yes Yes 3204
9151 25/07/2009 NCI Exmouth CG requested info on disabled yacht.ILB and LB attended to tow in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3216
9150 25/07/2009 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported 5 MoP at risk on rising tide. CG and ILB attended. MoP returned safely. NCI Yes Yes 16079
9149 25/07/2009 NCI Prawle Point Assisted in location of 6 divers lost by dive boat.Divers recovered by passing yacht. No casualties. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3211
9148 20/07/2009 NCI Exmouth Reported and monitored grounded ski-boat with engine falure.ILB atended and towed in. NCI Yes Yes 168197
9147 20/07/2009 NCI Folkestone Off-duty w/kpr reported potential suicidal MoP in water. Police rescued her to casevac. NCI No No 1730
9146 19/07/2009 NCI Southend Warned CG of kayak in possible danger.CG and ILB attended. Kayak found safe.NFA NCI Yes Yes 2806
9145 19/07/2009 NCI Skegness Reported disabled FV.Lifeguards and LB attended to tow safely in. NCI Yes Yes 2406


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