Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 4619
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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.
29225 23/03/2019 NCI Stepper Point CG requested visual check on windsurfer reported 'in trouble'. Updated when surfer came to Lookout to report as 'safe'. ILB failed to locate board. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 6072
29247 23/03/2019 NCI Shoreham Reported major flotsam item to CG. ILB launched and recovered large pallet. NCI Yes Yes 6071
28885 23/03/2019 NCI Fleetwood Co-operated with CG and ILB to monitor and confirm position of disabled motor launch for crew to be brought ashore safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 6114
28887 23/03/2019 NCI Newhaven Reported semi-disabled cyclist over cliff to CG. CRT and police attended. Casualty abandoned bycycle and struggled to clff top. nfa NCI No Yes 6125
28869 22/03/2019 NCI Porthcawl Provided visual and camera monitoring to CG on cargo vessel drifting with engine failure. Updated when she managed to restart and proceed. MCA/HMCG No Yes 5986
28992 21/03/2019 NCI St Agnes Head Reported large flotsam to CG. Updated position and conned ILB to investigate and recover pontoon to shore. NCI Yes Yes 5875
28849 19/03/2019 NCI Porthcawl Provided visual link and updates on distressed male reported in water. ILB, ambulance and CRT attended to casevac to hospital. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 5730
29547 19/03/2019 NCI Swanage Reported capsized kayaker to CG. ILB guided to casualty by NCI. Two kayakers returned safely to shore. NCI Yes Yes 5712
29203 18/03/2019 NCI Gosport Reported to CG position of grounded yacht for LB to assist with refloating. CRT also attended. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 5643
28824 17/03/2019 NCI Newhaven Provided position of windsurfer reportedly 'in difficulty' to CG. Updated when LB attended and potential casualty reached shore safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 5562
28812 16/03/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported windsurfer in difficulty to CG. Monitored and updated when he managed to reach shore. NCI No Yes 5456
28804 14/03/2019 NCI Porthcawl Co-operated with CG to investigate MAYDAY call heard. No sighting or furher trace. Taken to be a hoax call. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 5347
28791 13/03/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported concern over lone paddle boarder a long way offshore to CG, Foot patrol had no contact. Assumed to have made shore. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
28749 09/03/2019 NCI Exmouth Relayed MoP report of significant beach debris to CG. NCI No Yes 5020
28677 02/03/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested visual check on large 'flotsam' reported by MoP. Object identified as seaweed. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 4500
28659 01/03/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported large and dangerous flotsam to CG. Securite warning issued. Updated when it moved out of sight. NCI No Yes 4420
28696 27/02/2019 NCI Gosport CG requested any sighting of vessel 'requiring assistance'. One craft reported under tow. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 4219
28697 27/02/2019 NCI Gosport CG reported distorted Mayday received and requested any info. Updated when QHM reported no trouble. Vessel concerned stated it was a training error. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 4230
28628 27/02/2019 NCI Nare Point Reported capsized dinghy to CG. AWLB attended and returned dinghy to shore. No sign of any crew. nfa NCI No Yes 4246
28660 27/02/2019 NCI St Ives Relayed MoP report of surfer in difficulty to CG. ILB attended to recover him to shore.with another MoP's assistance.. NCI Yes Yes 4248
28552 26/02/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported to CG two MoPs in possible trouble on Long Groyne. Updated when they managed to reach shore unaided. NCI No Yes n/n
28517 24/02/2019 NCI Mablethorpe Co-operated with CG concerning motorised para-glider reported in difficulty. CRT attended to view CCTV. Updated when paraglider resumed safe flight. MCA/HMCG No Yes 3967
28520 24/02/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Monitored and updated CG on recovery of capsized RIB and another with power loss by ILB. CRT also attended MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3971
28535 24/02/2019 NCI St Alban's Head Reported collapsed path walker to CG and attended the casualty with a passing medic. Ambulance alerted but stood down when injured party was fit enough to be driven home. NCI No Yes 3974
28539 24/02/2019 NCI Exmouth Reported two capsized kayakers to CG. Updated when they managed to re-board, NCI No Yes 3958
28545 24/02/2019 NCI Lyme Bay Reported swimmers in difficulty to CG. Attended on beach until CRT arrived to take over. Potential casualties taken to hospital. NCI No Yes 3948
28503 23/02/2019 NCI Exmouth Reported grounded yacht to CG. ILB attended but craft will wait for rising tide. nfa NCI Yes Yes 3844
28507 23/02/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested observation of small sports boat navigationally unsure. Updated when it moved out of sight. Incident closed when CG reported it proceeding safely. MCA/HMCG No Yes 3843
28485 22/02/2019 NCI Worms Head Relayed MoP report of surfers in trouble to CG and provided position. Situation monitored and CRT attended until potential casualties reached shore. NCI No Yes 3782
28482 22/02/2019 NCI Fleetwood Alerted by rangers sighted and reported drifting dinghy to CG. Locally NCI-owned craft contacted and towed casualty safely into marina. NCI No Yes 3768
28470 21/02/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested area camera scan for missing person. ILB,CRT and police helo attended. ILB also requested tracking of large flotsam. Casualty located on beach for police to recover. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3664
28472 21/02/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested monitoring of large flotsam floating downstream. CRT attended. Updated final position as it passed out of sight. MCA/HMCG No Yes 3684
28493 19/02/2019 NCI Charmouth Off-duty watchkeeper reported 2 MoP likely to be tidebound to CG. CRT attended. Lookout opened to enable telescope to be used. Rescue helo called in to winch them to safety. NCI No Yes 3540
28527 19/02/2019 NCI Nare Point CG requested observation of drifting (unmanned) dinghy. Target located and CG updated as ILB recovered it. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3501
28457 19/02/2019 NCI Bass Point Reported ship anchored near submarine cable to BT Marine. NCI No No n/n
28471 19/02/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported downed kite surfer to CG. Monitored and updated when he and accompanying paddle boarder reached shore. NCI No Yes 3521
28454 18/02/2019 NCI Skegness CG requested visual search for missing vulnerable MoP. Target sighted and reported but left by car before CRT arrived. MCA/HMCG No Yes 3451
28403 17/02/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Kite surfer in difficulty kite in water, monitored by NCI until safely ashore. NCI Yes Yes 003369
28400 17/02/2019 NCI Nells Point Reported to CG 4 MoPs cut off on Island. Updated when they waded back to shore. ILB and CRT attended to 'advise'. NCI Yes Yes 3375
28393 16/02/2019 NCI Charmouth Monitored and updated rescue of beach walker stuck in mud. MCA/HMCG No Yes 32589


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