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.
29554 14/04/2019 NCI Gosport CG requested visual check on vessel reported by MoP as 'on fire'. Confirmed smoke was from exhaust. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 8124
29484 13/04/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported downed kite surfer to CG. Updated when local RIB using Chan. 65 assisted to recover him. NCI No Yes 7993
31812 13/04/2019 NCI Needles CG requested any visual on drifting unmanned dinghy. No sighting. Updated when occupants reportedly self-rescued. MCA/HMCG No Yes 8615
29485 13/04/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Confirmed to CG visual contact on disabled yacht. Updated CG when local RIB assisted with tow and SEA START engineers also attended. MCA/HMCG No Yes 8045
29482 12/04/2019 NCI Charmouth Relayed MoP report of 'missing disturbed' male to CG. Police informed. Later received confirmation that potential 'casualty' had returned home. nfa NCI No Yes 7926
29497 11/04/2019 NCI Newhaven Provided support to slightly 'disturbed' coast walking teenager. CG and police informed after he headed for home having refused a lift. NCI No Yes n/n
29532 10/04/2019 NCI Shoreham Reported capsized dinghies to CG. ILB and club safety boat attended and both safely recovered to shore. NCI Yes Yes 7756
29548 10/04/2019 NCI Porthcawl Attended fallen elderly lady. Provided warming blanket and support. Passing MoP volunteered to take her to hospital in absence of ambulance. HM informed. NCI No No n/n
29365 10/04/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported kite surfer in trouble to CG. ILB launched and assisted to casualty psition by NCI on Chan.0. NCI Yes Yes 7744
29290 09/04/2019 NCI Portscatho Reported dog over cliff to CG. Updated when owner seen to recover dog and CRT attended. NCI No Yes n/n
29326 09/04/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported surfer and paddle boarder in possible rip tide trouble to CG. Updated when ILB and CRT attended and possible casualties were safely returned to shore. NCI Yes Yes 7659
29249 08/04/2019 NCI Exmouth CG requested visual check on grounded motor boat. ILB attended but was unable to move it. High tide awaited. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 7512
29250 08/04/2019 NCI Nells Point Provided accurate position of disabled FV to CG for AWLB to attend and tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 7544
29307 08/04/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported windsurfer in possible trouble to CG. Monitored potential casualty over some time and updated CG when he finally reached shore. NCI No Yes 7540
29236 07/04/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported grounded speedboat to CG. Updated when visual check showed it unerway again. nfa NCI No Yes 7467
29221 06/04/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported and updated CG on motor vessel aground (twice) but on rising tide. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 7359
29223 06/04/2019 NCI St Ives CG requested updates on semi-disabled yacht. Monitored and reported its recovery by ILB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 7230
29217 05/04/2019 NCI Exmouth Relayed MoP report of drifting yacht to CG. Confirmed as one reported on 2 April. CG passing info to HM. NCI No Yes 7216
29235 05/04/2019 NCI Fleetwood Reported motor boat in possible trouble to CG. Updated when it cleared a fouled prop and proceeded. NCI No Yes 7252
29292 05/04/2019 NCI St Alban's Head Co-operated with CG to define position and condition of yacht with accidentally deployed liferaft. NCI Yes Yes 7244
29998 04/04/2019 NCI Folkestone CG requested visual search for possible migrants on beach. No sightings. UKBF also attended. MCA/HMCG No Yes 34000
29201 04/04/2019 NCI Gosport Reported to CG visual on yacht fouled on net. Monitored assistance provided by ILB and updated when it could resume passage. Contact also made with ILB on Chan. 65. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 4664
29204 04/04/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Confirmed to CG visual check on downed windsurfer. Updated when he regained his board. AWLB also diverted. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 7165
29470 03/04/2019 NCI Newhaven Informed CG that drifting marker buoy was visual. Updated its position to CG until it passed out of sight. NCI No Yes 7055
29126 03/04/2019 NCI Porthcawl Co-operated with CG, CRT and ILB to ensure safety of two surfers reported in trouble in rip current. NCI Yes Yes 7061
29131 02/04/2019 NCI Exmouth Relayed MoP report of grounded yacht to CG. Owner had been informed. nfa NCI No Yes 7013
28981 01/04/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported position of disabled rowing boat to CG. ILB recovered it safely to shore. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 6925
28998 01/04/2019 NCI Caister Reported to CG large debris on shore and likely to refloat. CG would take action to clear it. NCI No Yes n/n
28966 31/03/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported to CG downed kite surfer unable to recover board. Monitored on camera and visually. Updated when assisted by a wind surfer and both made it safely ashore. NCI No Yes 6854
28968 31/03/2019 NCI Torbay Involved in CRT, ILB and police investigation of possible faller from cliff. Police Yes Yes 6838
31811 30/03/2019 NCI Needles Monitorerd and updated CG on recovery by helo. of fallen climbers. CRT also attended. MCA/HMCG No Yes 6773
29299 30/03/2019 NCI Gosport Confirmed to CG that disabled MB was visual. Updated when LB towed it in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 6764
29214 30/03/2019 NCI St Alban's Head Assisted recovery by ILB of injured climber by providing CG and CRT with correct position of casualty. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 6761
28946 28/03/2019 NCI Skegness Reported to CG large amount of fishing debris washed up on beach. CRT attended to move above tideline for council to collect. NCI No Yes 6560
28958 28/03/2019 NCI Porthcawl Liased with CG to try to identify Mayday calls heard. No traces found, taken as a hoax call. NCI No Yes 6590
29234 28/03/2019 NCI Folkestone Reported abandoned outboard motor on beach to CG. CRT attended to remove it. NCI No Yes 6565
28915 26/03/2019 NCI Prawle Point Provided position of disabled FV and adjacent vessels to CG. Updated when she was towed in by another. MCA/HMCG No Yes 6410
30331 25/03/2019 NCI Wooltack Point Reported ilegal fishing in marine reserve. NCI No No n/n
28892 24/03/2019 NCI Prawle Point Assisted CRT recovery of collapsed MoP by relaying radio traffic to CG. MCA/HMCG No Yes 6250
28905 24/03/2019 NCI Newhaven In contact with CG and police during telephone call from suicidal lady. No further action when she abandoned the call. NCI No Yes 6255


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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