Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 5194
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.
34166 04/03/2020 NCI Charmouth Reported to CG large debris in water as possible 'carcass' of missing MoP. Monitored and updated as ILB recovered large lobster pot. nfa NCI Yes Yes 4435
34106 26/02/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head In contact with CG regarding DSC Alert received. All stood down when found to be equipment fault. NCI Lee-on-Solent also involved. MCA/HMCG No Yes 4066
34112 26/02/2020 NCI Gosport In contact with CG concerning Mayday Relay received. Updated when found to be equipment fault. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 4066
34104 26/02/2020 NCI Calshot Tower In contact with CG concerning DSC Distress signal received. Updated when found to be equipment fault. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 4066
34134 23/02/2020 NCI Porthcawl Involved with CG and local authorities to recover multiple pipe coils washed ashore from container ship NCI No Yes 4140
34069 23/02/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested any sighting of windsurfer reportedly 'in difficulty'. No sighting made. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
34070 23/02/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head Monitored and updated CG on recovery by ILB of kitesurfer seen safe ashore. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3875
34084 23/02/2020 NCI Teignmouth Co-operated with CG, ILB and casualty's friend to recover MoP with dog stranded below steep cliff. ILB recover both safely to shore. NCI Yes Yes
34061 22/02/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested lookout for overdue kayaker. Updated when local cafe` reported him there and safe. MCA/HMCG No Yes 3797
34063 22/02/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported to CG windsurfers unable to recover in heavy weather. ILB attended to bring all ashore safely. NCI Yes Yes 3805
34076 22/02/2020 NCI Mundesley Reported drifting dan buoys to CG as a navigational hazard, particularly to LB on exercise. RNLI also informed. NCI No Yes n/n
34057 21/02/2020 NCI Newhaven Co-operated with CG to establish that a reportedly multi-manned craft was in fact a fishing vessel. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 3732
34066 20/02/2020 NCI Porthcawl Reported apparently drifting yacht to CG. Monitored visually and on camera until it contacted CG and confirmed herself to be safe. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
34059 19/02/2020 NCI Penzance Reported concern over yachts in heavy weather to CG. ILB assisted potential casualties into harbour. NCI Yes Yes 3640
34088 19/02/2020 NCI Shoreham Reported to CG NCI beach patrol finding of partially damaged dinghy. No casualties found. nfa NCI No Yes 3619
34041 13/02/2020 NCI Folkestone CG passed MoP report of drifting,unmanned dinghy. Monitored its drift but Harbourmaster unable to assist. Fishermen in local pub recovered it to shore. MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
33990 12/02/2020 NCI Penzance Monitored and updated CG on recovery by local speed boat of disabled FV. NCI No Yes n/a
34001 12/02/2020 NCI Calshot Tower Reported drifting vessel to CG. RIB and LB attended to tow her back in safely. NCI Yes Yes 3118
34003 11/02/2020 NCI Needles CG requested visual search for yacht transmitting an EPIRB Alert. No sighting but casualty located safe. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 2198
33974 09/02/2020 NCI Penzance Reported to CG many people in danger from waves on the Promenade. CRT activated and NCI directed them to the area to move them out of danger. NCI No Yes TBA
34111 08/02/2020 NCI Gosport Reported beacon alert to CG. Police launch advised it to be the yacht's equipment fault. nfa NCI No Yes 2707
34046 08/02/2020 NCI Torbay Assisted CG in identifying reported 'missing persons'. MCA/HMCG No Yes 2753
34047 08/02/2020 NCI Torbay In contact with CG concerning recovery of disabled FV by RNLI.. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2746
33951 08/02/2020 NCI Hornsea Reported to CG a fisherman in danger of rising tide. Monitored and stood down when he remained safe. NCI No Yes 2760
33962 08/02/2020 NCI Gosport In contact with CG and QHM over SART alert received. Police launch established that a departing yacht had a malfunction which had initiated the alert. nfa NCI No Yes 2707
34049 05/02/2020 NCI Swanage Attended fallen cliff climber and assisted CRT and helo to correct location for casevac of injured casualty. NCI No Yes 2470
34045 05/02/2020 NCI Torbay Reported unattended boat to CG. Monitored and updated when divers returned to it. nfa NCI No Yes N/N
33915 05/02/2020 NCI Holehaven CG requested monitoring of grounded PWC after irresponsible manouevres. RNLI and CRT attended. PWC and rider recovered safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/n
33919 05/02/2020 NCI Porthcawl CG requested monitoring of person fallen from horse. Camera contact established. CRT and ILB attended to safely remove casualty from incoming tide and helo casevac to hospital. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2465
33883 02/02/2020 NCI Exmouth Relayed MoP report of grounded yacht to CG. ILB attended to tow off safely. NCI Yes Yes 2268
33882 01/02/2020 NCI Exmouth Reported grounded yacht to CG. Monitoring continued. nfa NCI No Yes 2222
34039 01/02/2020 NCI Folkestone Reported an apparently abandoned RIB to CG. Council contacted by CG to remove it. NCI No Yes n/n
33851 30/01/2020 NCI Porthcawl Relayed MoP report of fishing net debris to CG. Object investigated and accurate position reported. Local council informed. NCI No Yes n/n
33818 28/01/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested monitoring of kiesurfer reportedly 'in difficulty'. Target sighted and updated when he reached beach safely. MCA/HMCG No Yes 1958
33900 28/01/2020 NCI Nare Point Reported French beam trawler fishing within restricted zone to CG and MMO Hayle. NCI No No n/a
33786 27/01/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested visual check on swimmer reportedly 'in difficulty'. Updated when he was reported safe ashore. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 1900
33822 26/01/2020 NCI Southend Reported to CG kite surfer downed and swept seaward. ILB and CRT attended and casualty recovered safely. NCI Yes Yes 1813
33764 25/01/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head MoP reported that companion had been tripped by dog and had broken ankle. CG informed. CRT and ambulance attended to casevac to hospital. NCI No Yes 730
33737 22/01/2020 NCI Calshot Tower CG asked if garbled Mayday call had been received. Confirmed it had but was unreadable. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 1553
33740 22/01/2020 NCI Charlestown Two MoP reported to CG observed tidebound on rock. Fowey ALB already on service attended to bring them safely ashore. NCI Yes Yes 1559


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