Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 4759
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.
30418 30/05/2019 NCI Shoreham Co-ordinated with CG to recover downed kite surfer and companion. ILB attended but stood down when they reached shore unaided. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 103210
30238 29/05/2019 NCI Hornsea Reported to CG circumstances concerning apparently lost boy brought to Station by MoP. Reunited with family. nfa FAWGI. NCI No Yes n/n
30294 28/05/2019 NCI Exmouth Reported to CG Exmouth Water Taxi concern over yacht in poor condition proceeding to sea. Updated after brief return it left eastward. nfa NCI No Yes 013015
30296 28/05/2019 NCI Caister CG requested any visual on dog in difficulty in sea. Able to confirm that dog was now safe ashore. ILB stood down. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 13024
30232 28/05/2019 NCI Mundesley Reported paraglider in collision with pole to Council and CG. Glider uninjured. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
30221 27/05/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported to CG visual contact on disabled MB. Updated CG on lack of local support and when ILB successfully towed her in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 012953
30233 27/05/2019 NCI Bass Point Confirmed to CG that disabled FV was in sight. Updated when adjacent FV assisted her in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 12952
30209 26/05/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported disabled PWC to CG. Updated when local Zapcat towed it in. nfa NCI No Yes 12774
30212 26/05/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Updated CG on possible grounding of yacht when she got clear on rising tide. NCI No Yes 12737
30214 26/05/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported to CG that grounded yacht was visual. Updated when she was towed off by non-RNLI LB. MCA/HMCG No Yes 012786
30213 26/05/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Updated CG on refloating of grounded yacht on rising tide. RNLI ILB launched but stood down. NCI Yes Yes 012776
31843 26/05/2019 NCI Stone Point Monitored and updated CG on grounded yacht until it refloated on tide. LB attended. NCI Yes Yes 12776
30203 25/05/2019 NCI Worms Head Reported injured coast path walker to CG. CRT attended to casevac to hospital. NCI No Yes 012650
30302 24/05/2019 NCI Holehaven Prevented drunken youths stealing an unseaworthy boat. Subjected to verbal abuse and threats. Police attended to apprehend offenders. NCI No Yes n/n
30205 24/05/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported fishing boat drifting close to main channel to CG. Southampton Patrol alerted and spoke to men in boat. NCI No Yes 012503
30407 23/05/2019 NCI Folkestone CG requested any sighting of overloaded small boat reported by MoP. No sighting. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
30339 23/05/2019 NCI Prawle Point Co-operated with CG to trace single-handed yacht reported overdue. ILB located yacht safe at anchor. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 12395
30167 22/05/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Involved in recovery of body of dog over cliff and support of owner. CG, police, Vet. services and Council involved. NCI No Yes 012337
30195 22/05/2019 NCI Nells Point Reported to CG nine MoPs potentially cutoff by flooding causeway. ILB and CRT alerted. Updated when all (just) made it to shore for 'advice' by CRT. NCI Yes Yes 012375
30199 22/05/2019 NCI Lyme Bay Reported capsized kayak to CG. Updated when occupant managed to swim to beach. nfa NCI No Yes 012347
30141 20/05/2019 NCI Mablethorpe In contact with CG and Police over search for missing person. No sighting from NCI Lookout but target eventually located inland. MCA/HMCG No Yes 12109
30143 19/05/2019 NCI Skegness Reported to CG an MoP soundly asleep on beach with incoming tide. CRT and police attended to escort him off safely. NCI No Yes 12022
30137 19/05/2019 NCI Gosport Reported grounded yacht to CG and QHM. Updated when she floated free on the tide. NCI No Yes 012038
30122 18/05/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Monitored and updated CG on disabled MB until it managed to get underway again and made harbour. NCI No Yes 11874
30123 18/05/2019 NCI Prawle Point CRT requested any sighting of fishermen reportedly in danger of becoming tidebound. Updated when they regained safe ground. Both LBs recalled. RNLI Yes Yes 11897
30130 18/05/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested visual sweep for large object in water reported by MoP. Target detected and confirmed as large tree trunk. FAWGI MCA/HMCG No Yes 11946
30129 18/05/2019 NCI Fleetwood CG requested visual check on lady chasing loose dog. Updated when she was identified as safe with recovered dog. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 11908
30113 17/05/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Observed, monitored and updated CG and RNLI on safe recovery of stranded yacht and crew. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 011761
30126 17/05/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported downed kite surfer to CG. ILB and Solent Patrol attended to bring potential casualty safely to shore. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 11796
30102 15/05/2019 NCI Bass Point Relayed MoP report of injured calf to CG. Farmer informed. NCI No Yes n/n
30128 15/05/2019 NCI Fleetwood Reported family in possible tidal danger to CG. Warning siren activated and CG updated when potential casualties returned safely to shore. NCI No Yes n/n
30010 14/05/2019 NCI Worms Head Reported to CG two MoP and dog trapped on headland. CRT attended and ILB launched. Updated when potential casualties reached cliff top safely. NCI Yes Yes 011449
29978 13/05/2019 NCI Mundesley Reported possible oil pollution to CG. CRT attended to observe but slick had passed on. NCI No Yes 11386
30015 13/05/2019 NCI Hornsea Reported to CG an MoP's detection of metal objects under beach. CRT attended and found them to be beach fittings. nfa NCI No Yes 11351
29967 13/05/2019 NCI Mablethorpe Monitored and updated CG on yacht with engine failure until she managed to get underway again. MCA/HMCG No Yes 11333
30000 13/05/2019 NCI Exmouth Reported kite surfer in difficulty to CG. Updated when passing RIB assisted. nfa NCI No Yes 11388
29955 11/05/2019 NCI Prawle Point CG asked whether Mayday relay casualty was visual. No sighting. Subsequently found to be false alarm. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 11124
29930 09/05/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Provided accurate position of lost liferaft and its owner to CG. Non-emergency - nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 10926
29965 08/05/2019 NCI Mablethorpe Provided accurate position of SART alert to CG for ILB to find an abandoned lifejacket which had triggered the alarm. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/n
29823 07/05/2019 NCI Exmouth Yacht reported grounding to NCI but would await rising tide. CG informed. nfa NCI No Yes 10792


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